InSync – Full integration of Google Drive with Linux Mint

InSync - Full integration of Google Drive with Linux Mint

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.

InSync – NOT FREE PRODUCT pricing $20 per year

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 asInSync“, 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 –[email protected] | sudo apt-key add –
echo “deb $(lsb_release -cs) non-free” | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/insync.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install insync[/simterm]

Integration with mate

sudo apt-get install insync-caja[/simterm]

Integration with cinnamon

sudo apt-get install insync-nemo[/simterm]

Integration with kde

sudo apt-get install insync-dolphin[/simterm]

Integration with xfce

sudo apt-get install insync-thunar[/simterm]

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