Application for syncing with Google Drive

I use multiple devices for my work. So it would be very helpful for me to have my documents in an online platform like google Drive. My institution has purchased 75 GB of space in Google Drive per individual. Is there any app or software that can help me to sync my documents with Google Drive? Is there any location where i need to place my documents for syncing? Thanks.

You can try GitHub - odeke-em/drive: Google Drive client for the commandline

I use it on my cloud instances to upload system logs and perform a full system backup.

Hi
AFAIK, GNOME and Plasma both have google drive integration…KIO GDrive - KDE Community Wiki


zypper if kio-gdrive


Information for package kio-gdrive:
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Repository     : Main Repository
Name           : kio-gdrive
Version        : 21.12.3-bp154.1.20
Arch           : x86_64
Vendor         : openSUSE
Installed Size : 289.7 KiB
Installed      : No
Status         : not installed
Source package : kio-gdrive-21.12.3-bp154.1.20.src
Upstream URL   : https://www.kde.org
Summary        : Google Drive KIO slave for KDE applications
Description    : 
    Google Drive KIO slave for KDE applications.
    KIO GDrive requires a KIO-enabled file manager at runtime,
    otherwise there is no way to setup a Google Drive account.
    This can be Dolphin or Gwenview or Konqueror.

There is a flatpak app called Open Google Drive that connects to Google Drive.

My favorite way? Pull up Google Drive on my web browser and create a shortcut. The icon appears on my Gnome Desktop.

For a terminal-based solution, take a look at rclone: https://rclone.org. I use it with Mega, but it supports Google Drive as well as many other services.

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I had a look at Open Drive and VDrive on flathub, as I’m trying out microos desktop out of curiosity to see what it’s like, and while you can load your Google account as normal in gnome on microos it doesn’t seem on a fresh install that Google drive mounts in nautilus as usual in other versions of opensuse and other distros. Sadly it looks like both the Google drive related applications on flathub no longer work and are unfortunately seemingly abandoned.

Both KDE and Gnome have online account integration in the system settings to sync with your Google account, and can mount your Google Drive files in Dolphin and Files respectively.

In KDE if not installed already you would need to install kio-gdrive, and in Gnome if not installed already you would need to install gvfs and gvfs-backend-goa.