While Google promises to release a native client for Google Drive under Linux, other developers continue to release their clients for this wonderful service. Insync extends Drive's web functionality to your desktop by integrating tightly with Windows, Mac and Linux so you can get work done.
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InSync is the most successful example of a handy Google Drive client for Linux. Here and instant synchronization between files on the computer and stored on the server, Google Drive, and the reporting of errors and transferring files from the applet, and editing of documents, and the function of sharing files through Nautilus, and more.
Main features InSync:
- Sync Google Drive to your network drive
Not all businesses are comfortable with going 100% cloud. Insync supports a hybrid approach where you can utilize your Windows Server and Google Drive.
- Preserve your directory heirarachy
You've spent weeks and months organizing your system. Naturally, you want them preserved. Insync allows you to connect to Google Drive without sacrificing directory integrity.
- Work with Microsoft Office
Sometimes a colleague wants to use Google Docs and sometimes you want to use Microsoft Office. Insync automagically converts between Google Docs and Microsoft Office so you get the best of both worlds.
- Use your external hard drive as a photo backup
Your memories are important. Preserve them permanently in Google Drive but access them locally in an external drive.
- Share photos and videos using a link
Share your photos and videos publicly or privately using a link. Just right-click and share. Super easy.
- Work on any platform
Whether on Windows, Mac, Linux, Windows Server, command line or even Raspberry Pi, Insync's got your back.
After you install InSync, in the home directory of the folder appears as "InSync", where each account will have a separate folder, in which are the files from Google Drive. InSync has a very handy feature - work with documents without access to the Internet. And InSync makes everything very convenient: you can download a standard format for office documents, not in the standard Google (gdoc -> doc, gsheet -> xsl, and so on), allowing you to edit them using the LibreOffice.
Installation latest version into Linux Mint 13/14/15/16/17/17.1:
wget -qO - https://firstname.lastname@example.org | sudo apt-key add - echo "deb http://apt.insynchq.com/mint $(lsb_release -cs) non-free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/insync.list sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install insync
Integration with mate
sudo apt-get install insync-caja
Integration with cinnamon
sudo apt-get install insync-nemo
Integration with kde
sudo apt-get install insync-dolphin
Integration with xfce
sudo apt-get install insync-thunar
If you are not satisfied with a paid client, try to use a very good free google drive client Grive-Tool