Update on Google Drive Client (or lack thereof)

Well, most of us Linux users know that Google have not been forth coming with a Drive client for Linux. Why? Who knows? We’re told.. “It’s in the works”, “We’re working on it”, “Soon..” .. yeah, don’t hold your breath.

Some of the audience may remember my post about this from almost a year ago.

On G+, +steven C has created a G+ community (GoogleDrive4Linux, “ours”, not his :heh: ) and a petition which already has over 3100 signatures (that’s double since yesterday), GoogleDrive4Linux. This follows in the footsteps of +Kev Quirk‘s great work with his petition that amassed over 1800 signatures.


If you are reading this, use, or even like Linux, use or even like any of Google’s services then sign the petition! (link above).

Those of you that read my earlier post may remember Grive.

Grive is a 3rd party application to sync your Google Drive in Linux, command line based. It works well. I made a simple GUI for it using ROX-Filer, but that is very limited. The developers have added a new QT gui to the application, but it does have it’s limitations. For a start, I haven’t figured out how to use it! However it is in it’s infancy so we will leave any judgement on it’s usability and usefulness at the moment.

grive gui
The new Grive QT gui

As time allows, I may investigate this new development further, but really what is needed, is for Google to come to the Linux party and embrace a true Linux client.

Sign up folks and lets make Google listen!