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InSync – The Most Powerful Google Drive Client Ever Built

Insync Google Drive Client
Written by Martins D. Okoi

InSync is a paid, cross-platform GUI Google Drive sync and backup client with intelligent synchronization and file matching features. It can also be used via the command line on Linux, on Windows Server, and even on the Raspberry Pi.

InSync is not a free application. Apart from its free trial period for 15 days, its paid version (Prime) goes for a one-time fee of $29.99 per Google account, with which you can have an unlimited number of PC installations + free core updates + awesome support.

Update: Version 1.4

InSync now offers a one-time payment Teams license at $49.99 per Google account. It features all of Prime’s features + support for Team Drives synchronization.

The new Teams license replaces the old Pro and Business subscription plans which deprecated since 2016.

This latest update brings a UI overhaul along with major improvements to bandwidth controls and synchronization speed, with other cool features in the pipeline.

A few points to note:

  • New trial accounts automatically have access to Teams trial.
  • Prime users can upgrade to Teams by paying the $20 difference.
  • Prime users can get a 15-day Teams trial from their dashboard.
  • Plus users can upgrade to Teams at $34.99 (30% discount).
  • Pro and Business users have free automatic access to Team Drives and the option to switch to the one-time priced Teams license at $34.99 (30% discount).
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Features in InSync

  • Available for download on Windows, Mac, and GNU/Linux platforms.
  • A 15-day trial with Teams trial for new users.
  • A one-time payment of $29.99 for Prime license and $49.99 for Teams license.
  • Double-click to expand folders and view contents.
  • Double-click to sync a file on-demand (a new feature called [email protected])
  • Right-click to summon context menu.
  • Preview document content using the space bar.
  • Open files with native apps.
  • File manager integration.
  • Sync top-level folders to any location on your PC with [email protected]
  • Keep both local and remote folders synced with [email protected]
  • Team Drives synchronization.
  • Utilize your Windows Server and Google Drive at the same time.
  • File matching to ease the process of account and file migration.
  • A synchronization ignore list with pattern matching.
  • Share photos and files via links.
  • Use Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and OpenDocument without compromising your workflow or style and format.
  • Support for encrypting Google drive account using Boxcryptor.
  • Referral scheme for friends and family to get price discounts.
  • Resellers scheme for clients who would want to join the marketing team.
  • Support for Windows Server 2003, 2008, and 2012.
  • An active user forum.
  • Support for desktop notifications.

Are you interested in checking out the latest changes in InSync v1.4? See them here.

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Download InSync for Linux

Use this setup guide to setup your cloud accounts on your PC after downloading InSync.

If you have any issues with installation, setup, etc just navigate to InSync’s help centre and submit your question (assuming your question hasn’t already been answered).

Thanks to Tom for suggesting InSync to us on our article of the Top 5 Google Drive Clients for Linux. Your suggestions and comments are always welcome.

Have you given InSync a test drive yet? Tom thinks that no other Google Drive client for Linux can compete with it and I agree.

The latest version, 1.4, puts a nail in the coffin of all “best drive clients” debates and makes it a desktop client to reckon with.

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About the author

Martins D. Okoi

Martins Divine Okoi is a graduate of Computer Science with a passion for Linux and the Open Source community. He works as a Graphic Designer, Web Developer, and programmer.