Few months ago, we wrote about Insync, a Google Drive client for Linux systems, including Ubuntu. Yesterday, Insync hits beta 9 (0.9.24), and this tutorial shows you how to install it in Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal).

This released version fixes few issues, including symlinks not live syncing, Nautilus context menu not showing, and GLIBC errors.

To view a complete changelog on this, please click here.

Insync will let you synchronize your Google Drive in Ubuntu easily. This is by far the best Google Drive Linux client available today.

To read our previous post on this, please click here.


  • Install Insync (Google Drive Linux Client) in Ubuntu 12.10
  • Enjoy!

To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to add its PPA.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:trebelnik-stefina/insync




Finally, run the commands below to update your system and install Insync.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install insync-beta-ubuntu