Use Google Drive on your Lubuntu

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After the recent update of the applications and the Google API, many services and free programs have stopped working, especially programs that used the Google API to use Google Drive on our desktop.

In this case we are going to tell you what to do to have a powerful Google Drive client in our Lubuntu. For this we will use OverGrive, a powerful program that has a small cost to use. In this case OverGrive allows us to use it for free for 15 days and then we have to pay a license of $ 4,99 for its use.

Before using and installing OverGrive, we have to install python-pip. To do this we open the terminal and write:

sudo apt-get install python-pip

Now we have to change the Lubuntu icons. According to the program's official website, we must have Prefer Light Icon Theme activated or simply use an icon theme that is white, at least in the bar applets.

OverGrive allows us to change the extension of our Google Drive files to the extension used in Lubuntu

Having this ready, we are going to the OverGrive download website and download the deb package. Once it is downloaded, we have to run the package to start the installation.

Once we have installed the program, when you run it for the first time, the configuration program will skip. This configuration program will not only ask us for the account and permission to use it but also It will ask us if we want the Google docs files to be converted to .odt format or which folders to synchronize, etc ... It is a fairly complete assistant as well as the program.

As you can see, the installation in lubuntu is simple and will allow us to have a powerful cloud application on our desktop, at least until Google deigns to consider Gnu / Linux users and creates a free Google Drive client.

Source - Lubuntuconjavi

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