Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jun 2012 22:55 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes "Whenever there is a conversation about the future of computing, is discussion inevitably turns to the notion of a 'File'. After all, most tablets and phones don't show the user anything that resembles a file, only Apps that contain their own content, tucked away inside their own opaque storage structure. This is wrong. Files are abstraction layers around content that are necessary for interoperability. Without the notion of a File or other similar shared content abstraction, the ability to use different applications with the same information grinds to a halt, which hampers innovation and user experience." Aside from the fact that a file manager for Android is just a click away, and aside from the fact that Android's share menu addresses many of these concerns, his point still stands: files are not an outdated, archaic concept. One of my biggest gripes with iOS is just how user-hostile the operating system it when it comes to getting stuff - whatever stuff - to and from the device.
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I need my files
by zittergie on Sat 30th Jun 2012 19:56 UTC
zittergie
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2008-01-24

It is a bad thing to hide files from the user.

If a take a note, a picture or anything else I want it to be seperate thing (something we now call files) and I want to place it wherever I want and use it with the software I want.
I don't want all my pictures in one big database file like iPhoto, where only iPhoto finds my pictures.

If you want to make it easier to the users, hide the os filesystem and make it optional to show it.

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