Collaborative work is becoming the quintessential model for many companies and businesses where ubiquity and cloud computing are basic pillars. Currently, networking and document storage in the cloud are common tasks and all the big companies have tried to get a piece of the pie by providing some of their services and solutions, see Google Drive, onedrive, Dropbox, etc.
This time we will talk about overGdrive, a client for handling and managing your documents stored on Google Drive on Linux, In the absence of an official client (yet) for this operating system. A very complete application not to be punished by Google for not providing an official solution for GNU / Linux system users.
The cloud has become a very versatile storage platform that encourages collaborative work, document sharing, or simple document support. overGdrive is an application for Linux systems (and obviously Ubuntu among them) that works very well, it has installers for almost all distributions on his official website and you can install it by downloading its corresponding file or using the Software Center.
As expected, the app will do the automatic document synchronization, Indicating by means of a small flag the state of the same. This way we will always be able to know which documents are supported in our own cloud. In addition, it has one option for automatically converting office documents to Google Docs format, Similar to the one implemented through the company’s web portal.
Although unfortunately it is not a free application, Its cost if very low (just $ 5) and, as you can see, is a very useful application that provides everything you need from the web but within a single click. Choose your sync folder on your computer and be encouraged to try it as it will be hard to disappoint.