An update on version 3.4.0:

1-way sync is here! We’ve published a separate guide for you here.

An update on version 3.3.1:

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.

Insync goes Multicloud

Add your Google Drive and/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, 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. You can also choose to do 1-way or 2-way sync.

2. To sync all of the files inside your Drive, click Select all and click 2-way sync (or 1-way 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 icon on the right side of the Insync app window. You can choose to do 1-way or 2-way 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.

Cloud Shortcuts

  • 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 behaviours, click here.

  • Share - 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 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 Drive or OneDrive Account avatar and click on Account Settings. This shows account-specific settings such as Ignore Rules, Conflicts, Docs Conversion (only for Google accounts), and License Information.


We’ve updated the Insync Home menu to include the following tabs: Feed, Actions, Conflicts, and Errors. The last three will show a red exclamation point if you have items in those tabs.

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 (ie 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.

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, enable/disable symlink prompts, and disable sending anonymous data to Insync by checking the green boxes beside each option.

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, just click the . . . and select Quit.

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