Linux News Today: Insync, the Most Powerful Google Drive Client for Linux, Is Free for Two Days
Insync, the excellent Google Drive native client, is once again available for free as the company behind the project is currently running a promotion for Gmail users.
Yes, you’re reading that right, you can get the Insync client for free in the next 39 hours, but you’ll need to sign up for the service with your Google email account (@gmail.com or @goooglemail.com).
Of course, if you want to use the client, you’ll probably already have one of those, so that shouldn’t be a blocker. The good news, however, is that Insync is a cross-platform application, running on Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows OSes.
So, what are you waiting for? Stop reading this and get your free copy of Insync, which appears to be available as binary packages or software repositories for the Arch Linux, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux distros.
Additionally, users will also be able to download the Insync add-on for the most popular GNU/Linux file managers, including Caja, Dolphin, Konqueror, Nautilus, Nemo, and Thunar, which make Google Drive syncing a breeze.
The best and only Google Drive native client for Linux
Insync promises to be the best and most powerful Google Drive native client for GNU/Linux operating systems, and while we didn’t yet have the pleasure to use it thoroughly, we can say that right now it’s the only Google Drive client for Linux you can get your hands on.
Why? Because Google still refuses to port its Google Drive desktop client to the Linux platform, and because other solutions are not worth your time or they are only partial implementations of a Google Drive native client, such as only available for the command-line.
Sign up with your Gmail account before the countdown expires and get Insync for free. Try to keep in mind that you’ll also need to install the client on your favorite GNU/Linux operating system and activate the account. The Insync Google Drive client is also available for Raspberry Pi single-board computers.