Sometimes, you just want to share a picture or a PDF as a link and move on.
You don’t want to open a browser and go to the “too advanced” share window on Google Drive and spend a few minutes deciding on the options. You just want a link to a file you can share from your desktop, ideally via a right-click.
Fret no more.
Insync, an alternative Google Drive client for power and business users, in its all-knowing wisdom, has built this for you. While a picture is worth a thousand words, a 5 second video is worth a thousand seconds (see what I did there?).*
How does it work?
We use the Google Drive Publish API which allows us to do 2 things:
- Direct link — to generate a direct link to the file and copy the link to your clipboard
- No Google account required when accessing
As you can see in the video, you select a file or folder, right-click, select Insync → Copy public link and it generates a direct link (i.e. publishes) and voila!
Copy & paste away. It’s the “5 second” way to share your desktop files.
We know it’s going to bring a smile every time you use it :)
*This 5 second video will save you thousands of seconds. And it was actually timed.