It’s always the little things that impress me the most. I guess that’s because I don’t expect developers to pay attention to the little things when they’re working on so many big things.
One such example is the File Tranfer Status window in Windows Vista. I guess I expected to still see the folders with flying documents, but today when I was transferring a large set of files, I was pleasantly surprised to find a new file transfer window. This one is not only pretty, but useful! Take a look… it shows you the actual file transfer speed (averaged, so it’s not jumping all around) and a much more accurate estimate of time remaining.