As a developer, we all love keeping our files onto the cloud securely so that we can have access to them anytime, anywhere. What better service to do that than Microsoft OneDrive?Microsoft OneDrive is a file hosting service and synchronization service operated by Microsoft as part of its web version of Office. The official OneDrive client is available for Windows only. And, that ain’t fair.
Why should we be using the blue screen of death in the first place to access all our files or folders. We can take the browser route as well, but no one like to sign in and out each time they want to access to their files. What if I told you that you can use OneDrive natively in your Linux machine, without the need of any client or 3rd party software.
Even though Microsoft loves Linux now, the “love” kind of dries up when you start to think about downloading a OneDrive client for your favorite Linux distro, and end up finding that there is no real client out there that fulfills your needs. I needed an all in one solution for securely syncing my files to OneDrive without worrying about losing them.
Some time back, Vipul on Mixster wrote an awesome review about the all-in-one solution for your Google Drive client troubles for Linux that Insync solves. Here, we are following up with Insync contacting us to write another review for them on their new OneDrive Linux client. Long story short, it changed my mind about using OneDrive web as my standard way of accessing my file, to now using Insync’s awesome OneDrive client. Here’s a small review of how I found it to be really useful! Let’s get started.
Recently, many people have found my previous blog about Google Drive client Linux alternatives, pretty helpful. And have applied this hack as their way of accessing Google Drive from their Linux distro without having to worry about connection issues, login troubles etc. What if I tell you, I have found the near-perfect Google Drive Client, for your Linux Distribution that solves all the drawbacks of my alternative. YES, you are read it right. Read more to find out.
Are you frustrated, angry and a little hurt that Google has still not released a desktop client of Google Drive for your favorite Linux distro? Are you having weird, nostalgic thoughts about shifting back to the blue screen of death or popularly known as the operating system, Windows? That sweet accessibility, comforts and smooth sync it provides. As your hungry soul searches relentlessly on Google for proper backup options on Linux. Friends fear no more. I got you all covered (Well, almost all of you). (more…)