How-to Getting-Started with Google Drive on Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela 32-64bit Easy Guide

October 1st, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

Installing Google Drive Sync Client for Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Getting-Started with Google Drive Docs Sync Client on Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela LTS i386/amd64 Mate/Cinnamon/KDE/Xfce GNU/Linux Desktop.

Google Drive Features:

  • Powerful Search: Recognizing Objects in Images and Text in Scanned Docs!
  • View Anything: View Over 31 File Types right in Your Browser.
  • Work Offline: You can turn on Google Drive Offline to Create and Edit.
  • Chat, Discuss & Mentions: Add a “+” in front of an email address in a comment and Drive will send them an email so they know to follow up.
  • Go back in time with Revision History: Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides automatically save and track every change you make, forever.
Quick-Start Google Drive Client for Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela - Featured

Grive Tools will assist in the installation and setup of Google Drive on your Linux Mint desktop.

Grive Tools Features:

  • Grive Tools consists of the following components:
    • Grive Setup – The main setup installation program to get started.
    • Grive Indicator – Application indicator for Google Drive.
  • A GUI installation will guide you through the installation process and setup Google Drive in your home folder.
  • You will be able to access your Google Drive files locally* as well as synchronize your files with your Google Drive online. (* excluding Google Docs)
  • Auto Sync – Grive Tools keeps your Google Drive synchronized automatically by detecting changes in your local Google Drive folder. New files and folders will be uploaded to your Google Drive automatically after a few seconds.
  • Bi-Directional Sync – When you Sync your Google Drive new files online will be downloaded to your local folder and new local files will be uploaded to your Google Drive online.
  • The Grive Application Indicator supports both light and dark desktop themes.
  • On Screen notifications of Google Drive activity.
  • Supported Desktops include Unity, Gnome, KDE, Xfce, Cinnamon and LXDE
  • Supported languages : Afrikaans, English, Spanish, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Polish, Czech, Arabic and Japanese (more translations soon)
  • For users that require more features like choosing which folder to sync with Google Drive, and interval sync of online files, have a look at overGrive.
  1. How-to Add Grive Tools Linux Mint Repository PPA:

    Grive Tools Mint PPA
  2. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Installing Google Drive Client for Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela - Open Terminal
  3. Install Grive Tools

    sudo su -c "apt-get install grive-tools"
  4. Getting-Started with Google Drive on Mint Linux:

    Grive Tools Quick-Start
  5. Install Google Drive Client for Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela - Grive Tools Launchers

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