There is no official Google Drive Client available for Linux at the moment, but a command line program called Grive provides an open source Linux solution. What was missing was an easy setup, install and desktop integration on Ubuntu. I decided to create the missing parts and so Grive Tools came to be - Ubuntu Google Drive desktop integration made easy.
• Grive Tools will assist in the installation and setup of Google Drive on your Ubuntu desktop.
• Grive Tools consists of the following components:
• Grive Setup - The main setup installation program to get started.
• Grive Indicator - Application indicator for Google Drive.
• A GUI installation will guide you through the the installation process and setup Google Drive in your home folder.
• You will be able to access your Google Drive files locally* as well as synchronize your files with your Google Drive online. (* excluding Google Docs)
• Auto Sync - Grive Tools keeps your Google Drive synchronized automatically by detecting changes in your local Google Drive folder. New files and folders will be uploaded to your 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.
• Supported Desktops include Unity, Gnome, KDE, Xfce, Cinnamon and LXDE
• For users that require more features like choosing which folder to sync with Google Drive, and interval sync of online files, have a look at overGrive.... More Info »
Grive Tools is available for Ubuntu 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04.
Installation via Terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thefanclub/grive-tools
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install grive-tools