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, OneDrive, and/or Dropbox accounts by hovering on the icon on the upper right-hand.
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, Team Drives), OneDrive files (Files, Shared, Sharepoint), and Dropbox (All files, Shared folders) to perform other actions like syncing and unsyncing.
View your files on the web by clicking
View on OneDrive Web,
View on Google Drive Web or
View on 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.
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 and Dropbox accounts.
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. 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
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 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.
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 (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.
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.
Hover on your Google Drive, OneDrive, or Dropbox 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.
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.
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.
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.
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