Install Insync Google Drive client in Ubuntu 13.04 12.10 12.04 using PPA

Insync is a Client for Google Drive / Docs, Using Insync Google Drive Business users or power users can sync and share files easily. Insync is now available for Linux. It supports Multiple accounts, Offline Google Docs editing using the local applications and Recent changes notification. Insync (Google Drive for Linux) can be download and install from their site or you can install it using their official repository(PPA).

To add PPA in Ubuntu

First add the Insync public GPG key for authentication. Run the below command in the terminal and issue the password for the user, when prompted.

wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -

After adding the key, Copy and paste the below command to add Insync repository to your apt repository.

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc) non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/insync.list'

Now update your repository by running the below command.

sudo apt-get update

To install Insync in Ubuntu

For Unity & Xfce Users:

sudo apt-get install insync-beta-ubuntu

For GNOME Shell users:

sudo apt-get install insync-beta-gnome

For Cinnamon Users:

sudo apt-get install insync-beta-cinnamon

For KDE 4 Users:

sudo apt-get install insync-beta-kde

That’s it. Insync is installed and ready to sync Google Drive files.

Go to Dash and type Insync, and start the application by selecting it.

Now you can share or sync files. Check the screen shot.

Hope this will be helpful for you!!!

  • Ricardo Barbosa

    Worked flawlessly, thank you very much! Hugs from Brazil.

  • Michael

    Great Howto! Installation worked without any problems. I like your site!

  • Thanks! Worked like a charm!!!

  • Eduardo

    Thank you, worked perfectly!

  • Michael Flynn

    Did not work in 13.10

  • Geoff LeGrand

    FYI this is only a 15 day free trial. The actual product cost $9.99. You might want to mention that a bit more prominently…or at all.

  • yo

    thks !! works very good on 12.04

  • name

    Yeah Nice!!!! working with Linux and then endorse some paid shit thanks dude!!!!!