Thursday, 15 May 2014

Grive Tools... The community's response to the lack of will of Google.

Source: Grive Project

Google has an Google Drive Client for all commercial Operating System, and as expected 
Android OS also had one, but with the only exception for the GNU/Linux based OS.
Until now the US based Company don't show the concern, and the will to make
an official Google Drive Client for GNU/Linux of their storage cloud service. 
So, a group of a few number of people join efforts, and gave a white glove slap 
to the American Giant... by creating Grive Tools.


Official Google Drive Client it's not available for Linux at the moment, and the purpose of this project is to provide an independent open source implementation of Google Drive in order to fill the void created by the American giant, for Linux based operating systems.

Source:  The Fan Club
Grive Tools is develop and maintained by a web design and development company, based in Cape Town - South Africa, called  " The Fan Club".
A bit of history... A command line program called Grive already was available to provide an open source Linux solution, but it was missing an easy setup, and installation. This was all made by command line, and this feature it wasn't the best way to manage, and to integrate with the desktop to the majority of the Linux users. It was this issue that The Fan Club want to change, so they decided to create the missing parts of Grive, and built in top of it a interface to install and sync with Google Drive online.

Source:  The Fan Club
Grive Tools have a user friendly GUI installation, which will guide you through the the installation process and setup Google Drive in your home folder. After the installation an app indicator will appear on your desktop bar, and will give you all the features, and manage your preferences for the application.

Source:  The Fan Club
We made a new post to show how can you install Grive Tools
in to your Linux operating system. Just follow the Link below...


Main features of Grive Tools

  • Access your Google Drive files locally
  • Files are synchronized with Google Drive online, except Google Docs
  • Auto Synchronization functionality
    • Grive Tools keep Google Drive synchronized automatically by detecting changes in your local Google Drive folder
    • New files and folders are uploaded to 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
  • Available for
    • Ubuntu
      • 12.04 isn't officially supported by The Fan Club team, but it's possible to install
      • 12.10
      • 13.04
      • 13.10
      • 14.04
    • Fedora
    • openSUSE
    • Red Hat / CentOS
  • Desktops environments supported
    • Unity
    • Gnome
    • KDE
    • Xfce
    • Cinnamon
    • Mate
    • LXDE
  • Supported languages : 
    • Afrikaans
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Dutch
    • German
    • French
    • Italian
    • Portuguese
    • Russian
    • Serbian
    • Polish
    • Czech
    • Arabic
    • Japanese



  • Development status
    • Active 
  • Latest Release
    • 0.3.0-1, on November 25, 2013
      • Ubuntu 12.10 / 13.04 / 13.10
    • 0.3.0-1, on January 24, 2014
      • Ubuntu 14.04
  • CPU's Architecture Support
    • Standard PC
      • 32-bit
      • 64-bit
  • Cost
    • Free