There is a lot more you can do with a USB flash drive other than storage and data transfer.
Did you know that there are a host of portable applications that can be stored on pen drives and used from drives without being installed on a computer or portable device? It is easy to set up an MP3 player with your collection in a pen drive, handle email between computers using Thunderbird, and access productivity apps including a full office suite.
Of course using a pen drive is not without risks, unless you know how to set it up properly. Do you know you can encrypt a drive with the NTFS file system with some simple hardware tweaks, protect it from viruses using a anti-virus tool straight from a flash drive and get the jump on common concerns like data corruption.
To personalize your use of your flash memory drives, you can customize your desktop by using applications like MojoPac and then take it with you to any PC. If you are wondering you will lose your files once you delete it from a flash memory, the you can also install a portable Recycle Bin.
Pen drives are also great maintenance tools for your computer. They can be used for disk usage analysis and even to install an operating system!
There are some really cool apps and useful tips and tricks in our eBook The Top Ten USB Flash Drive Tips, which combines the best selection from our USB Tips section.