An update on v3.7.13:

  • Shorter setup

  • Create a new file or folder in-app with just one click!

  • Starred items

  • And more!

See below :)

Insync is Multicloud

Add your Google Drive, OneDrive, and/or Dropbox accounts by hovering on the icon on the upper right-hand.

Cloud Browser

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

View your files on the web by clicking View on [Drive/OneDrive/Dropbox] 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), OneDrive (Files, Shared, SharePoint), or Dropbox (All files, Shared folders). 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, go to our guide here.


Sync multiple items with Cloud Selective Sync

1. To sync multiple items and download your files from the cloud to your local computer, click the Cloud Selective Sync (CSS) icon on the upper right-hand corner and pick your mode: 1-way or 2-way sync.

2. Mark the boxes beside each file or folder you want to sync. To sync all of the files inside your Drive, click Select all and click 2-way sync (or 1-way sync if that’s what you chose).

Sync local folders with Local Selective Sync

1. Sync local folders to the cloud with Local Selective Sync. Click the LSS icon on the upper right-hand corner and pick your mode: 1-way or 2 way sync. Mark the boxes beside each file or folder you want to sync.

2. A pop-up window will appear. Select the folder and Insync will prompt you to choose where you want to sync the folder.

For more information on Selective Sync, click here.

To know more about how the 1-way sync functions, click here.

Cloud Shortcuts

  • +New (Google Drive and Onedrive) or +Create (Dropbox) - creates a new folder or file directly from the app

  • Add to Starred - select important files to be Starred and easily access them in the Starred section

  • + - same function as the +New/+Create button

  • 1-way sync - syncs a file or folder 1-way to the Base Folder, merges with a folder or drive, or inside a folder or drive.

  • 2-way sync - syncs a file or folder 2-way to the Base Folder, merges 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 behaviors, click here.

  • Share (for Google Drive and OneDrive) - share a file or folder to other users through the app. A pop-up window will appear to configure the share settings further.

  • Open Location - opens a synced file or folder from your Base Folder.

  • View on [Drive/OneDrive/Dropbox] Web - opens the file or folder on your web browser.

Share Dialog

This applies for Google Drive and OneDrive only. For Dropbox file-sharing, click here. 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 Preferences

Hover on your Google Drive, OneDrive, or Dropbox account avatar and click on Account preferences. This shows account-specific settings such as Ignore Rules, Conflicts, Docs Conversion (only for Google accounts), and License.


The Insync Home menu includes the following tabs: Feed, Actions, Conflicts, and Errors. The last three will show a red exclamation point if you have items to check in those tabs for possible bugs/issues.

The 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.

Actions currently include license-related prompts such as an expired trial, upgraded plan, and reauthentication (i.e., when token is expired).

Conflicts show any discrepancies with cloud and local changes on synced files and provide options on what version to keep.

Errors show any error messages that Insync detects when you sync your files. 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.

The Progress overlay at the bottom now separates Pause/Resume syncing and the Scanning/Syncing... as shown below:

When you click the upward arrow to expand the queue, you'll notice that the top row shows the path truncated in the middle instead of the end. You can click the right-most icon (Open folder location) to open the directory of the folder being scanned.

Other Insync settings

To access your app-wide settings, hover on the at the upper right of the Insync window.

App Settings

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

You can also find a specific setting here where you can choose to either sync deletions when a file is removed locally, or unsync instead in the cloud.

Proxy settings

Customize 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, hover on and select Quit.

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