Insync goes Multicloud

Add either Google Drive or OneDrive accounts by clicking the icon on the upper right-hand. 

Sync multiple items with Cloud Selective Sync 

We’ll use a OneDrive account for this section, but this UI also applies for your Google Drive accounts. 

1. To sync multiple items from your cloud to local computer by toggling Cloud Selective Sync  icon on the upper right-hand corner. Mark the boxes beside each file or folder you want to sync. 

2. To sync all of the files inside your Drive, click Select all and click Sync.

Sync local folders with Local Selective Sync

1. Sync local folders to the cloud with Local Selective Sync. Click the icon on the right side of the Insync app window.

2. A pop-up window will appear. Select the folder and Insync will prompt you to choose if you want to sync the folder directly under Files/My Drive, merge with a folder or drive, or as a subfolder. 

More on Local Selective Sync for Google Drive here and OneDrive here

Sync individual files and folders quickly via the on-hover Shortcuts  

1. To sync a single file or an entire folder to the Base Folder, hover and click Sync.

2. To open a synced file from your Base Folder, click Open location.

3. To open a synced file on the web, click View on OneDrive Web (or Google Drive web if you’re using a Google account). 

4. Unsync a file or folder by clicking the last icon on the on-hover Shortcuts. More on unsyncing behaviours here

Progress Overlay 

We’ve improved our Progress section and moved it to an overlay accessible via the bottom bar. View which files are syncing, and collapse the list by clicking the arrow. 

Your Insync Base Folder location

Base Folders are your local sync folders assigned for Google Drive (My Drive, Shared with me, Team Drives) or OneDrive (Files, Shared, SharePoint). To know more about how you can access and customise your Base Folders, click here

The Feed

We’ve updated the Activity Feed to contain two main tabs: Feed and Attention Required.  

The Activity Feed allows you to keep track of the sync activities such as downloads, uploads, deletes, edits, and the like. These are discussed in detail here

Attention Required displays items that need action such as error messages. If you see any errors displayed, send your logs to as instructed here.

Cloud Browser

The Cloud Browser can be accessed by clicking on your OneDrive or Google Drive account. This is where you can browser your Google Drive files (My Drive, Shared with me, Team Drives) and OneDrive files (Files, Shared, Sharepoint) and perform other actions like syncing.  

View OneDrive or Google Drive files on the web by clicking View on OneDrive Web or View on Google Drive Web. Access synced files locally by clicking Open Base Folder.

Account Settings

Click on Account Settings on the bottom left of your app to see account-specific settings such as Ignore Rules, Docs Conversion (only for Google accounts), Stats (under construction), and License Information.

App settings

To access your app settings, hover on the . . . at the upper left of the Insync window.


Enable/disable Insync when you boot your machine, hide or show notifications, and disable sending anonymous data to Insync by checking the green boxes beside each option. 

Proxy settings

Customise your proxy settings by choosing one of the three options: no proxy, system proxy, or manual proxy. 


Insync 3 integrates its trash feature with the user’s system trash folder. Synced files that are remotely deleted or unshared with you will go to your system trash (Trash for Mac/Linux and Recycle Bin for Windows). This is explained further here

Quitting Insync

There are two ways to quit Insync: via the app or your tray icon (we’ll use a Windows 10 setup as na example). To quit Insync via the app, just click the . . . and select Quit.







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