Blast

Licence: Shareware ($9.95)
Version 1.7.0 | Release Date: 2011-05-05 | Download

Blast 1.7.0 release notes

A big update with multiple selection, QuickLook previews (10.6+), Evernote integration, more tracked files and bug fixes.
  • Multiple files selection – you can now select multiple files by clicking on them with Shift or with Cmd keys. You can then drag them all or right-click to get a menu relevant to all these files.
  • Evernote integration – you can now send files to Evernote, even to specific notebooks. Evernote for Mac is required for this.
  • Quicklook previews – Pressing space while on a file or files in the recent files list will now show these files in a Quicklook panel a-la Finder. The shortcut to reveal the selected files in Finder is now Cmd-Return, instead of Space, like in previous versions.
  • Separated lists of files in each filter. Now each filtered view has its own list of files, so if you add a lot of images, for example, they won’t remove your documents or applications. The “All Files” view will show the combined list of all these filters and may now be much longer.
  • A new setting in Preferences allows selecting the number of files you want to have in your recent list, per filter. Increased the maximum number to 500 files per filter. So the “All files” view can now reach 3000 files.
  • You can sign to Blast newsletter right from within the application (in the menu).
  • Documents modified by other users on your Mac, which are also logged in will now not show in Blast.
  • Fixed a bug where folders and applications wouldn’t be tracked by Blast if “Opened Files” setting was checked off.
  • Fixed automatic checking of new versions, which was broken in 1.6.5 for most users.
  • Added debugging log (accessible with Cmd-L). May be helpful if you want to know why something’s invisible in Blast or need to give more information to our support.
Version 1.6.5 | Release Date: 2010-12-09 | Download
This is a maintanence release which fixes an annoying bug introduced in version 1.6.4 as its major change.
  • Fixed handling of packages, which was buggy in 1.6.4. Now files inside packages won't be shown again.
  • Added dates to the file list items' tooltips. They now display both the date and the full path of the item.
  • Fixed tooltip for the description of "Return to top" setting.
Version 1.6.4 | Release Date: 2010-11-12 | Download
  • Major performance improvements. Very noticable when a large number of files are being added to the list, such as when copying folders.
  • Added "Send Feedback" form. You can now send feature requests, bugs and support issues right from within Blast. Accessible from the menu.
  • Tooltips for recent file items now display full path instead of modification date. Much more useful.
  • Fixed a bug where files were not added to the list if both "Show folders" and "Show opened" settings in Preferences were unchecked.
Version 1.6.3 | Release Date: 2010-09-05 | Download
  • NEW: Hide applications' .app extension unless overridden in Finder preferences.
  • CHANGED: Trial notice dialog now has a button to enter licensing dialog to enter license information.
  • Some more changes to help with common support issues.
Version 1.6.2 | Release Date: 2010-08-16 | Download
  • NEW: Updated the detonator icon to a more rounded one
  • NEW: Based on feed-backs of many users who preferred the old menu-bar icon, we have added the ability to select the icon you like (old or new). In order to do that, just open "Preferences" and select the icon you like from the list.
  • BUG FIX: Don't hide main window when resizing it.
  • BUG FIX: Hide main window when selecting "Show in Finder" in context menu.
  • CHANGE: Changed sidebar font to system font which makes the text more readable.
Version 1.6.1 | Release Date: 2010-07-13 | Download

Blast 1.6.1 fixes navigation with right/left keys

Version 1.6 | Release Date: 2010-07-13 | Download

Blast 1.6 release notes

  • NEW: Blast window can now be resized vertically. A menu item can also reset window height to default.
  • NEW: Added titles for sidebar items. Also increased its width.
  • NEW: Made files inside packages not visible.
  • NEW: Split show Folders and show Applications options.
  • NEW: Can now rename files (from right-click menu)
  • NEW: Modified menu icon to be more in line with the theme and highlighted correctly.
  • NEW: Added "Return to top" option. If you prefer, you can ask Blast to always go to the most recent file when the window opens, instead of keeping last position.
  • NEW: Made highlighting of selected item lighter.
  • NEW: Hide folder and application kinds buttons if user selected not to track them
  • NEW: Show about window attached to the icon, on first launch, to help new users find Blast's menu bar icon.
  • NEW: Added help image to default sidebar. This is only available for new users. Help image can always be accessible from the menu.
  • FIX: Handle close to screen edge situation, which made Blast's window go off screen.
Version 1.5 | Release Date: 2010-06-17 | Download
  • NEW: Blast now handles non-system drives as well
  • NEW: Added tracking for Applications
  • FIX: Sidebar items are now saved between launches
  • NEW: Deleted files are now removed from list automatically
  • NEW: Added "Open With" action
  • NEW: Added "Copy path to clipboard" action
  • NEW: Window now floats above other windows
  • Version 1.4 | Release Date: 2010-06-14 | Download
    • Filtering by file kind: now you can easily filter the items in Blast by file kind: All files, Documents, Images, Movies, Audio, Folders.
    • Number of files shown in the list was increased from 25 to 250
    • "Move to Trash" added to item contextual menu (shown when right-clicking an item in the list)
    • "Clear list" added to menu
    • Several user interface changes, to make Blast look better
    • Blast is 64-bit universal now
    • Splash screen is no longer shown on launch
    • Blast window opening time performance improvement
    Version 1.3 | Release Date: 2010-05-17 | Download
    • NEW: Global hotkey (default Control+B) to open and close Blast window
    • NEW: Keyboard actions to open/reveal items in recent files list or in sidebar (Enter to open, Space to reveal)
    • NEW: Easily add excludes right from recent files list: right-click on a file to get context menu.
    • NEW: Option to not track folders. Unselect "Show Folder" in Preferences
    • NEW: Preferences button was replaced by a menu button. Quit button removed, it's in the menu now.
    • NEW: Visual help accessible from the new menu. See how to best use Blast.
    • Various UI and bug fixes.
    Version 1.2 | Release Date: 2010-05-06 | Download
    No changes specified
    Version 1.2.1 | Release Date: 2010-05-06 | Download
    • Fixed error code on launch about autostart for some users.
    • Paste now works in licensing dialog.