We have always said that we are the best Google Drive client around, and our features speak for themselves.
Multiple account support? Check.
Built in sharing from the file manager? Double check.
Offline access to Google Docs? Triple check.
Watch any folder? Linux support? Server installations? Business support? We’re practically running out of checks here.
In line with our relentless quest to give you the best Google Drive experience possible, we’re now offering a test build for our Raspberry Pi friends out there. This is one of our most requested features, and we hope it was worth the wait.
For the geeks out there (most probably you), this test build was built inside a virtual Raspbian using QEMU in Ubuntu 12.10 with ARM1176 as the CPU target.
Here’s a step by step guide to getting the package and running it inside your Pi.
readelf -A /proc/self/exe | grep Tag_ABI_VFP_args
If there’s an output, it’s armhf; otherwise, it’s armel.
In this example, we’re using the armhf build.
Run “tar -xjf insync-arm_1.0.24_i386.tar.bz2” to extract it. This will create an insync-portable directory.
To run Insync, go to the insync-portable directory and run “./insync-portable start”.
Follow the shown help message to add an account.
Get the list of available commands by running “./insync-portable help”.
Insync + Raspberry Pi opens a world of possibilities to our Pi enthusiasts, and we’re excited to see what applications you can come up with.