How to Getting Started With Google Drive on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise LTS Linux 32-64bit Easy Guide

May 22, 2014 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

Install Google Drive Client for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Linux

Hi! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Getting-Started with Google Drive Docs Sync Client on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin LTS i386/amd64 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.

Grive Tools will assist in the installation and setup of Google Drive on your Ubuntu 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.


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  1. How to Add Grive Tools Ubuntu Repository PPA

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


    Install Google Drive Client for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Linux - Open Terminal

    In case first see: Terminal QuickStart Guide.

  3. Install Grive Tools.

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

    Grive Tools Quick Start
  5. Install Google Drive Client for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Linux - Grive Tools Launchers

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