Missing UX: Improperly ejected flash drives in Windows

If you are using Windows, you are certainly familiar with this dialog: This is the dialog that shows up when you reinsert a flash drive that was not safely ejected using the awkward task bar dialog. There are several problems with this dialog. First, it’s needlessly threatening. It sounds like your drive is broken, and […]

Missing UX: Linux, flash drives and large files

Most flash drives come formatted as FAT32. It’s a common format that’s supported by Windows, OS X and most Linux distributions. Unfortunately, you can’t copy files bigger than 4GB on a FAT32 drive. When I dropped the file in the folder, it started copying, then I got this error at the 4GB mark: If you […]