overGrive – A Google Drive Desktop Client for Linux

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Google Drive is a cloud service provides by Google where user can store and synchronise files between various devices. The service can be accessed by web but there was no Linux client was available until now. The Fan Club came up with a Linux client named overGrive which can be installed in Ubuntu.

However. Before you install, note that this is a close source utility and you need to pay small licence fee $4.99. You get a 15 day trial version for the free version.

overGrive Feature Summary

  • Sync Multiple Accounts
  • Auto Sync Local Files
  • Auto Sync Google Files
  • Select Google Drive Folder
  • Select Google Drive Folders to Sync
  • Convert Google Docs to Office File Formats for offline editing
  • Convert Office Files back to Google Docs formats

How to install – using Terminal

Download the deb files from below links:

Ubuntu, Debian, Mint (deb): overgrive_3.0.10_all.deb
Fedora (rpm): overgrive-3.0.10.noarch.rpm

To install overGrive in Ubuntu using terminal run below commands in sequence after reaching the download folder. Enter password when prompted.

sudo dpkg -i overgrive_3.0.9_all.deb


  • Type overGrive in dash. Click the launcher icon in Ubuntu.
overGrive in Ubuntu
overGrive in Ubuntu
overGrive Sync
overGrive Sync


  • Website: overGrive
  • Source:N/A – Closed Sourced.

Troubleshooting and Support

If you face any issues while installing or using overGrive, you may drop a note using comment section at the end of this article, Or you can post your query in any of the support channels mentioned below.

How to uninstall

To uninstall overGrive run below commands in terminal.

sudo dpkg -r overgrive

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