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A tool for synchronizing any files with Google Account: SyncDocs

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A tool for synchronizing any files with Google Account: SyncDocs
Learning from a recent run of article that there was an opportunity to upload to Google Docs any files, and also having read the ridiculous prices for extra space, I was excited about this opportunity and started looking for tools with which it would be possible to synchronize my documents with this service.In the first place, I was interested in the possibility of storing data in the cloud and synchronizing that data with multiple computers. However, my joy was short-lived. There is no "native" client from Google, and third-party tools are either heavy or require an additional fee for the ability to use all the available space in the cloud. Having never found a tool to my liking, I gave up on the idea.
However, just today a task came up that would be seriously facilitated by having synchronization via the cloud. I looked at several options with other services, but returned to the search for a utility specifically for Google Docs. And, best of all, I found exactly what worked for me – SyncDocs
The utility, which currently has beta status, is designed to sync and backup any files from Google Docs. It is intended for Windows (but as it turned out, works fine in Linux under wine as well) and has both "installation" and portable versions.
The little application has quite a lot of features.
First, as you can understand from the name, it is able to synchronize files and folders with Google Docs, and in the settings you can choose whether to synchronize only those documents that can be edited in Google Docs, or all files. During installation, you specify the main directory for synchronization; you can also create a "virtual drive" by assigning it a letter, which will refer to the Google Docs repository. The tool integrates with Windows Explorer, by right-clicking you can quickly download and view documents in Google Docs that are outside the synchronization directory.
You can enable automatic conversion of uploaded documents into appropriate Google Docs formats.
Shows space occupied (percentage) of available space, which is displayed in absolute (GB) units.
A tool for synchronizing any files with Google Account: SyncDocs
Second – and for some people this may sound interesting – SyncDocs allows you to make Google Docs the default office document tool and pdf viewer. If Google Docs features are enough for your tasks – this is a great opportunity to avoid installing a full office without losing the convenience of working with local files. In addition, as you can understand from the above image, there is some integration with Microsoft Word, but I have not tried it, so I can’t say anything.
There are also a number of other small settings that will make life easier for some users. It is possible to work via HTTP-proxy.
And by the way, SyncDocs works great with Google Apps accounts: that’s the one I have, so I waited for the first authorization results with bated breath. And I wasn’t disappointed.
From minuses yet I can note only one – speed. And if you need to synchronize a few relatively large files, everything is okay, but if you have a lot of small documents – have patience.
A tool for synchronizing any files with Google Account: SyncDocs
Solution that works for me at the moment: synchronize data from Windows Server 2008 x64 and Ubuntu Natty x32 (under wine) machines. All machines have portable version – I didn’t want to clutter up the system with other people’s dlls, so I didn’t use installer on Win Server 2008. Besides, automatic updates under wine do not work well with the portable version; I solved the problem by running SyncDocs on the Windows machine directly from the sync folder, so on the Linux machine also the latest version is always up-to-date. The only but – it would have to be manually restarted periodically; but so far I haven’t thought about it seriously and haven’t solved the issue. By the way, on Ubuntu the SyncDocs icon lives fine in the notification area next to the clock, keyboard layout pointer, etc.
UPD It turns out that support for working in other operating systems under wine it says in their own FAQ

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