Insync caters to power and business users who have different needs from the average consumer — needs that are not being fulfilled by Google Drive.
Insync, an unofficial Google Drive client for Linux, is now available in a repository for Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Debian users and it's recommended you add since you'll get automatic updates.
Changes in latest version:
- fixed symlinks not live syncing (before you had to restart Insync for changes to be detected)
- Nautilus context menu will not show outside of the Insync folder.
- Applets now have a pause/resume button to start/stop Insync from downloading and uploading.
- Gdocs are now downloaded in Open Document Format
- Built with Debian, fixes GLIBC error for Debian users.
Add Repository in Ubuntu:
echo "deb http://apt.insynchq.com/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) non-free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/insync.list
Add Repository in Linux Mint:
echo "deb http://apt.insynchq.com/mint $(lsb_release -cs) non-free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/insync.list
Add Repository in Debian:
echo "deb http://apt.insynchq.com/debian $(lsb_release -cs) non-free" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
After adding repository enter following commands for import key and apt update
wget -O - https://firstname.lastname@example.org | sudo apt-key add - sudo apt-get update
Now install Insync Drive:
- For Unity (AppIndicator)
sudo apt-get install insync-beta-ubuntu
- For Gnome-Shell
sudo apt-get install insync-beta-gnome
- For Cinnamon
sudo apt-get install insync-beta-cinnamon
- For Kde4
sudo apt-get install insync-beta-kde
Download insync for other distributions.