Insync announced late last night that their desktop application is now available for Linux users. This means you can have dropbox-like functionality on your Google Drive! It is in beta, but most users that have installed it already are raving about it so far. A user friendly operating system will help you navigate easily through your computer.
So far it has been tested on Ubuntu 12.04 and LinuxMint 13. I’m using Fedora 17 and while it seemed to install, I received some errors when I went to run the desktop version. I’ll admit I haven’t looked into why it didn’t work yet, but i’ll post my findings on here if I come up with a fix. They did mention that future versions will include support for older versions and other Linux flavors.
There is also a headless app which runs on any modern Linux and removes the tray app, badging and context menu – and a client-side API that allows scripting and setting of custom file metadata. I’m going to be trying those once I finish writing this post. ;)
It currently uses the Nautilus file manager – much like Dropbox.
Below is a video they posted showing it in action:
Find out more at their site: Insync for Linux and Gmail