Introducing a Google Drive Desktop Client for Linux: OverGrive


OverGrive might a closed-source, paid application but that shouldn’t make you ignore it, we think it’s worth a look.

It supports a 14-day free test period for you to make up your mind about it and if you like its services then you can grab a full license for $4.99 per Google account.

Overdrive provides a GUI for a custom back-end Google Drive client and it doesn’t even rely on the defunct Grive project.

It has proven to be incredibly popular among Linux users thanks to its intuitive interface and rich feature set.

As for what it offers,

  • Desktop notifications
  • Sync files and folder to and from Google Drive
  • Selective sync for folders
  • Sync multiple accounts (requires extra license)
  • Option to convert Google Docs files to different office file formats
  • Indicator applet

We know some users are satisfied with mounting Google Drive in Nautilus because it is quick and straight forward thanks to its support for dragging and dropping, but OverGrive is a “sync” client. And that’s what many Linux users want.

Its major competitor, InSync, costs a one-off $25, while OverGrive sells for under $5. We think it is worth giving it a try.

If you have tried OverGrive before (or you still use it now) please feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below.

Head over to the official OverGrive website to learn more about the app, especially on how to download it.

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Martins Okoi
Computer Science enthusiasts with a passion for learning new things. In my spare time, I listen to music, read like a compiler, and learn like an A.I algorithm.

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