Syncing Superpowers

Create the perfect workflow with Insync’s syncing superpowers! Includes cloud selective sync, local selective sync, 1-way sync, and more.
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How to use Insync's syncing superpowers

Insync offers a variety of syncing options including 2-way sync and 1-way sync.

Cloud Selective Sync

To 2-way sync a cloud file down to your local computer, use Cloud Selective Sync.

Simply click the Cloud Selective Sync icon on the upper right section of the interface, click on 2-way sync, and select the files and folders you want to sync.

Once you've selected your files, click Sync!

Access cloud files locally

Once your Google Drive or OneDrive files are finished syncing, they'll be stored locally in your Base Folder.

Each account you own will have its own separate Base Folder for easy management.

Local Selective Sync

To 2-way sync a local folder up to Google Drive or OneDrive, click the Local Selective Sync icon on the upper right section of the interface and select 2-way sync.

Your file manager will open so you can select the local folder for syncing. Confirm your selection to start syncing.

Insync also gives you the option to sync the folder directly under Files / My Drive, sync it under a folder, or merge it with an existing folder.

Local folders in the cloud

Once your folder is finished syncing, it will now be located in the cloud! No need to move or change its original file location.

1-way sync

Both cloud selective sync and local selective sync include the option to 1-way sync your top-level folders.

To do this, simply click on the 1-way sync option after selecting cloud selective sync or local selective sync.

Source and target

If you’ve chosen to cloud selective sync your top-level folders 1-way, then your files in the cloud will be considered as the source and your files on your local system will be considered as the target.

If you’ve chosen to local selective sync your top-level folders 1-way, then your files in your local system will be considered as the source and your files on the cloud will be considered as the target.

Changes done to the source will affect the target while changes done to the target will not affect the source.

What else can you do with Insync?

Cross-platform

Syncing files across multiple platforms is Insync's bread and butter. Compatible with Linux, Windows, and Mac.

Multiple accounts

Sync files from multiple Google Drive, OneDrive, and Dropbox accounts with each one having its own local folder.

Shared Drives syncing

Give your team members offline access to Google's Shared Drives for flexible and productive workflows.

Sync peripherals

Sync your external drive to Google Drive, OneDrive, or Dropbox!

Sync any folder

Syncing any folder, cloud to local and local to cloud, is one of Insync's syncing superpowers!

Multiple computers

Install Insync in as many computers as you'd like to have 24/7 access to your Google Drive, OneDrive, and Dropbox.

SharePoint syncing

Similar to Shared Drives, you can sync SharePoint files for offline collaboration with team members.

Ignore rules

Set rules so that Insync will ignore certain file types or names when syncing. Works like .gitignore.

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