Blast is a productivity booster application any Mac user could use to save time by having his files at his fingertips. Blast keeps track of all the files the user has been recently using on his Mac and provides him with a fast and easy access to them. With Blast, all these documents are just one click away. The user can access the file list anytime by clicking on the application icon in the menu bar. Some benefits of using Blast:
User doesn't need to worry about where he just saved a certain file - it's in his menu bar.
User can drag downloaded files directly into any application without opening finder and send email attachments faster.
User doesn't need to search for a document he was reading yesterday. It is in Blast list, one click away.
A preview for all the files in the list allows the user to find his file visually just by looking at its icon.
A favorites sidebar allows user to save his favorite folders and files to be accessed at any time.
The list of recent files is shown even after Blast was closed and Mac was rebooted.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. Took me just several minutes to decide I should purchase Blast...which I did.
Blast is very useful and it saves me so much time! Instead of searching in finder for files I lost, I just locate them from the menu. It also has a sticky sidebar that allows to save my favorite folders and now I can drag a downloaded application directly to Applications folder.
The application is very easy to use and the developers are very responsive to new features requests and support.
I asked them to include several features, like better handling of excluded files and they told me they are already working on it and it will be released soon.
Fix crash on launch for some users.
Fix bug where some of the results reappeared after cleaning the list.
Don't show Blast off-screen if the icon is too far right on the menu bar
Blast's window height will adjust if it's too high for the screen resolution
Return focus to previous application when closing Blast's window
Some memory and speed optimization