Insync goes Multicloud

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


Cloud Browser

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

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

Your Insync Base Folder

Base Folders are the default 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 customize your Base Folders, click here

Insync badges 

The badges beside each file and folder indicate the sync status of your files and folders. For a complete guide on sync badges, just go to our guide here.


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 and download your files from the cloud to your local computer, click the 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 an existing folder, or as a subfolder. 

More on Local Selective Sync here

 Cloud Shortcuts 

  • Sync - syncs a file or folder to the Base Folder, merge with a folder or drive, or inside a folder or drive. 
  • Unsync - unsyncs a file or folder from your Base Folder. To know more about unsyncing behaviours, click here
  • Share - share a file or folder to other users through the app.
  • Open location - opens a synced file or folder from your Base Folder. 
  • View on Drive Web (or OneDrive web) - opens the file or folder on your web browser. 

Share Dialog

Share files via the app by hovering on the item and clicking Share. You can get the link, change editing privileges and visibility, and share to multiple users at once. For more information, click here

Account Settings

Hover on your Google or OneDrive Account profile picture and click on Account Settings  to see account-specific settings such as Ignore Rules, Conflicts, Docs Conversion (only for Google accounts), Stats (under construction), and License Information.

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. This is explained 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.

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. 

App settings

To access your app settings, hover on the . . . at the upper right 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 an example). To quit Insync via the app, just click the . . . and select Quit.

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