InSync: Google Drive client for linux

With the release of Google Drive Google also released Google Drive clients for Windows and Mac OS. But unfortunately Linux missed the cold...:( Good news is that Google is working upon Linux client for Google Drive but why to wait for that while we are already having awesome third-party Google Drive client for Linux.

The Client Application is InSync, which is also available for Windows and Mac.
The company who make the app claim to store nothing themselves. All uploads, edits and deletions occur natively on your device and are ‘synced’ to Google Drive.

Key Features:
  • Nautilus Integration
  • Indicator Applet for management/notifications
  • Offline Docs editing
  • Multiple account support

InSync for Linux is still in Beta and it's installation is a slight tricky.
To install it follow these steps.

--> Download InSync from this link.
--> Extract it in your home folder.
--> Open a terminal and navigate to extracted folder (i.e. insync-linux-metapackage )using cd command.
--> Run this command in terminal : sudo ./insync-installer

After successful execution of above command you are ready to use InSync. For that in your terminal fire insync command.  

When you will first fire above command, the application will take you to your default browser and will ask you to login to your Google account.

Once logged in, the InSync app will ask for some permissions on your Google account. You have allow access in order use InSync.

Once you have allowed access you will be redirected to asking you to link your Google account to your machine. After that you'll find a folder named insync in your home directory. In this directory you can find all docs from your Google Drive account. You can edit them off-line and insync will auto-sync this docs with your Google Drive the next time you are online.

You'll also find indicator applet allowing you to manage InSync easily.

There are few more features in this app. Install and explore it and you'll find more.

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