Sunday, October 28, 2012

Install Insync Google Drive Client on Ubuntu or Linux Mint

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 $(lsb_release -cs) non-free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/insync.list

Add Repository in Linux Mint:
echo "deb $(lsb_release -cs) non-free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/insync.list

Add Repository in Debian:
echo "deb $(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 - | 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.

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