View Full Version : Dropbox + Google Drive = win

September 11th, 2012, 05:03 PM
ok, so I've been having problems getting google drive on my ubuntu netbook lately, but i think i have a solution.:

you need:
1. windows machine you can leave on during the day
2. the linux machine you want to access your google drive on
3. dropbox and google drive accounts

this is what you do:
1. on your windows box, install dropbox like normal
2. install gdrive inside your dropbox folder
3. install dropbox on your linux machine

as long as the windows machine is running, you will be able to access your google drive via your dropbox folder!

tell me what you think!

September 11th, 2012, 05:13 PM
If thats what you want to do i suppose, would be less hassle just to store everything you want to work with on linux via dropbox/ubuntu one, and everything you want to work with on windows in google drive. .. just my opinion..

September 11th, 2012, 05:41 PM
Have you tried Insync?

September 12th, 2012, 01:33 AM
Or even Ubuntu One (https://one.ubuntu.com/) ;)

September 12th, 2012, 05:01 PM
Indeed, it sounds cool in theory but I have no problem with Ubuntu One, it works on all of my devices and syncs well. I have a dropbox for my family that doesn't want to switch over to Ubuntu (working on it) but other than that Ubuntu One meets my needs.

But, if you want to give it a shot go for it. :p

September 12th, 2012, 06:53 PM
+1 for Insync.

I now have folders in Nautilus for Dropbox, Ubuntu One and Google Drive....

September 12th, 2012, 07:02 PM
um why not just use either libreoffice + dropbox which is works on all platforms or just use google docs which again works on all platforms via browser?