(How-To) Encrypt Your Google Drive Files with Insync and Boxcryptor

Data security was recently put in the spotlight with the wave of WanaCry ransomware attacks which plagued individuals, organizations and businesses alike. Luckily we haven’t received any reports of affected Insync users (and Google’s security measures prove to be effective thus far), but we wanted to try an additional layer of security our users can adopt alongside the use of Insync: local file encryption via the service Boxcryptor. Note: This guide is for Insync users. If you didn’t know already, Insync is a

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Choosing An Online Storage Provider (Through The Years)

Personal online storage used to be much simpler. Back in 2005 you would have had an email address that came with free online storage for messages and attachments -- in the case of Google that was 2GB worth of Gmail storage. Fast-forward to 2017 and the space looks a lot different. Faster internet speeds and higher capacity servers made it possible for data and media storage to be outsourced to services such as Dropbox (founded 2007), OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive, 2008) and Google Drive (formally introduced in

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How much space do I have on Google Drive?

Google doesn’t count data coming from its services—such as Docs, Sheets, Slides and standard-resolution photos—against your storage quota but other features from the company, such as saving original-resolution photos on Photos and Gmail messages, take up space on your drives. Wondering how you can keep track of your Drive space? Here’s how. Instructions for Web Users: Log into your Drive at drive.google.com Your storage usage and quota will be displayed at the bottom of the menu on the left-hand side

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Sync / Backup Your External Drive to Google Drive (3-Step Guide)

Technically, it is possible to sync/backup your external drive to Google Drive via the native app -- but that method has its limitations. For one, you lose your file/folder structure because you'd have to place the Google Drive sync folder inside your external drive. Insync has a better way. The right way. A method where your external drive syncs in its own folder in your Google Drive. Instructions (you'll need Insync installed on your Windows, Mac or Linux first) 1. Connect your external drive

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Ignore List now has pattern matching!

This was originally posted last August 12, 2015 We are constantly trying to build and improve features which give our users wider use of Google Drive. We are going beyond the typical syncing and sharing of files across multiple platforms and see new opportunities arise as more users give us feedback on our product. Insync has had an Ignore List feature which allows you to not sync certain file extensions locally or to the cloud but it was very limited as it didn’t support more

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Insync 1.3 with file matching is finally here!

This was originally posted last October 14, 2015 We are glad to announce our biggest release yet, Insync 1.3. Insync 1.3 comes with one of our most requested features, file matching. This allows you to automatically migrate from Google Drive with the help of our new and simplified on-boarding process. External browser when logging in A notable addition to Insync 1.3 is our external browser login. This allows Insync to use your default browser when adding an account. This resolves SSO and proxy

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