Insync, a Google Drive client that aims to give heavy and business-oriented users more features than Google itself provides in its cloud storage service, has officially exited its 15-month long beta for Mac and Windows.
Insync was originally posited as a “Dropbox for Google Drive” back when Google Drive was really just Google Docs. When Google morphed Drive into its own Dropbox competitor, Insync changed direction and decided to focus on filling in the patches where Drive is lacking for heavier users, or for those who want more feature-packed connectivity between their Drive, Gmail and Google Apps services.
Now, Insync feels ready to provide those features with its newest 1.0 update, which, among other things, includes:
- Support for multiple Google accounts
- Desktop notifications
- External and network drive support
- Selective file syncing
- Built-in sharing (which lets users share files or folders right from a right-click)
- Symlink, alias and junction support
These features are just for Insync’s standard Pro version, however. The company also says that it will begin rolling out a business version in a couple weeks, with an enterprise version to follow as well. According to TechCrunch, those will add such IT-friendly features like an admin dashboard, the ability to add or remove employees from a company’s Drive storage and other more advanced abilities.
Insync will now charge a one-time fee of $9.99 per Google account to get these new Pro services on Mac and Windows after a 15-day free trial. A Linux version is available too, though that is still in its free beta period. The same goes for its Android edition, while a Windows Phone release is available and an iOS version is in private beta.