Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    Form 8-K
                                 Current Report
                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                                 April 19, 2002
                Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

                           APPIANT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

         Delaware                       0-21999                 84-1360852
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  (State or other Jurisdiction    (S.E.C. File Number)     (IRS Employer  No.)
      of  Incorporation)            Identification

                                6663 Owens Drive
                              Pleasanton, CA 94588
          (Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

                                 (925) 251-3200
              (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

                                 Not applicable
          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Item  5.  Other  events.

     Effective  April 19, 2002 (the "EFFECTIVE DATE"), Appiant Technologies Inc.
("Appiant"),  commenced  a  secured  financing  of up to $4,025,000 with certain
accredited  investors ("Investors") pursuant to a Debenture and Warrant Purchase
Agreement  (the  "Agreement"),  dated  April  19,  2002.  As  of April 30, 2002,
$3,025,000  of  the  financing  has  closed.  Under  the terms of the Agreement,
Appiant  agreed  to  issue  to  the  Investors Convertible Debentures bearing an
interest  rate  of  8%.  The  Convertible  Debentures  may  be  converted  into
unregistered, restricted shares of Appiant Common Stock for a purchase price per
share  equal to the lower of (a) the deemed closing price (of  $1.21) or (b) the


average  of  the five lowest closing bid prices of Appiant shares for the 20 day
period  immediately  preceding any conversion.  The Convertible Debenture can be
converted,  at  the  option  of the holder, at any time until one year after the
Closing  Date.  In  the  event  the  Convertible  Debentures  are not converted,
Appiant has the option to repay the indebtedness.  Appiant also has the right to
redeem  the  Convertible  Debentures  prior  to maturity for an amount per share
equal  to  110%  to  125%  of  the  Closing  Price  as determined by the date of

     In  addition,  Appiant agreed to issue to Investors warrants to purchase up
to  an  aggregate of 1,663,223 shares of unregistered, restricted Appiant Common
Stock  for  a  total  financing of $4,025,000. As of April 30, 2002, Appiant has
agreed  to  issue  warrants  for  1,353,307  shares  of unregistered, restricted
Appiant  Common  Stock  for the portion of the financing closed as of that date.
The  warrants  have a term of three years and are exercisable at a warrant price
equal  to  110%  of  the  closing  price  ($1.33).

     Terms  of  the financing also provide that the Investors may nominate up to
two  additional  members  to  the  Appiant  Board  of Directors, and provide the
Investors  certain  rights  and  options  regarding possible future equity based
financings  by  Appiant. Appiant has agreed to pay a cash finder's fee of 7% and
3% warrants, and to pay other related expenses. No underwriters were involved in
this  private  placement.

     The  sale  of  the  debentures and the warrants to the investors was exempt
from  the registration provisions of the Securities Act, under Sections 4(2) and
4(6) of the Securities Act, and the rules and regulations thereunder, because of
the  nature  of  the offerees and Investors and the manner in which the offering
was  conducted.  The  investors  have acknowledged that the securities cannot be
resold  unless registered or exempt from registration under the securities laws.
Appiant has agreed to register for resale on Form S-3 up to 12,000,000 shares of
the  Common  Stock (the "Registrable Shares") issued to the Shareholders as soon
as  practicable  following  the  Effective Date. Moreover, Appiant has agreed to
seek shareholder approval of the issuance of the Registrable Shares in excess of
19.99%  of  issued  and  outstanding  Appiant  Common  Stock.


     Pursuant  to  the  requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant  has  duly  caused  this  report  to  be  signed on its behalf by the
undersigned  hereunto  duly  authorized.

                                    Appiant Technologies, Inc.

May 3, 2002                         By:  /s/ Christopher J. Borders
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                                    Christopher J. Borders
                                    General Counsel and Corporate Secretary


                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

  EXHIBIT  NUMBER                          DESCRIPTION  OF  EXHIBIT
       10.1             Debenture  and  Warrant  Purchase  Agreement,  dated
                        April  19,  2002
       10.2             Secured  Convertible  Debenture,  dated  April  19, 2002
       10.3             Warrant  to  Purchase  Shares  of  Common  Stock, issued
                        April  19,  2002
       10.4             Registration  Rights  Agreement,  dated  April  19, 2002
       10.5             Security  Agreement,  dated  April  19,  2002