How to install Insync – Google Drive Client on Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop

Looking for Google Drive client for Ubuntu 16.04? Unfortunately, there is no official client application for Google Drive for Linux system. But don’t worry, Insync is available for Linux system. What is Insync? Insync is more than sync tool for Google Drive that can be used on your Linux desktop or server. With Insync you can sync all your Google Drive folder or freely select which folders to sync. Read more about Insync features here: https://www.insynchq.com.

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If you are running Ubuntu 16.04, you can easily install Insync from the DEB package provided in the official Insync website. See how to install Insync, Google Drive Client on Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop below.

A. Download Insync DEB Package

wget http://s.insynchq.com/builds/insync_1.3.8.36087-trusty_amd64.deb

For 32 bit version, use this command

wget http://s.insynchq.com/builds/insync_1.3.8.36087-trusty_i386.deb

B. Install the package

64 bit

sudo gdebi insync_1.3.8.36087-trusty_amd64.deb

32 bit

sudo gdebi insync_1.3.8.36087-trusty_i386.deb

Output:

dhani@dhani-virtualbox:~/Downloads$ sudo gdebi insync*.deb
[sudo] password for dhani: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree        
Reading state information... Done
Reading state information... Done

Google Drive sync and backup with multiple account support
 Insync is an application that syncs your Drive files to your computer. It has
 more advanced features than Google's official client such as multiple account
 support, Google Doc conversion, symlink support, and built in sharing.
 .
 This package contains the syncing module.
Do you want to install the software package? [y/N]:

Type Y and press enter:

dhani@dhani-virtualbox:~/Downloads$ sudo gdebi insync*.deb
[sudo] password for dhani: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree        
Reading state information... Done
Reading state information... Done

Google Drive sync and backup with multiple account support
 Insync is an application that syncs your Drive files to your computer. It has
 more advanced features than Google's official client such as multiple account
 support, Google Doc conversion, symlink support, and built in sharing.
 .
 This package contains the syncing module.
Do you want to install the software package? [y/N]:y
Selecting previously unselected package insync.
(Reading database ... 294489 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack insync_1.3.8.36087-trusty_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking insync (1.3.8.36087-trusty) ...
Setting up insync (1.3.8.36087-trusty) ...
Insync installation has finished. You may now start it.
fs.inotify.max_user_watches = 1048576
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (1.5-2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160415-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...

Please note that Insync is not free. You can try the full version for 15 days. If sync activity is your concern, getting Insync Pro is highly recommended. Its very stable, easy to use and has many features, better than the official Google Drive client (Windows).

Now run Insync

insync ubuntu 16.04 screenshot 1

Enter your Google credentials when asked.

insync ubuntu 16.04 screenshot 2Thank you.

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2 Comments

    • Hi…looks like you dont have gdebi. Install it first. sudo apt-get install gdebi. And then re execute the command again

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