Insync is a cross platform web app which allows you to sync and share your folders between computers.
In the last few years, Insync has been hard at work beta testing its web and mobile app. Back in May 2012, Insync went mobile and introduced mobile file syncing. Fast forward to today, Insync 1.0 relaunches as the “Sparrow for Google Drive” except that they are multi-platform, supporting Windows, Mac and Linux.
Along with its 1.0 launch, Insync revamped its homepage as well as its new pricing plan. Here’s what you can do with Insync:
- Multiple Google account support
- Selective sync
- Desktop notifications
- External and network drive support
- On-demand share syncing (similar to Dropbox’s share requests)
- Built-in sharing (no need to go to browser)
- New on-boarding experience
- Symlink, junction and alias support (to watch any folder or file)
Insync users get a 15-day free trial, after which it will cost US$9.99 per Google account. Business accounts are coming soon. As you can see from its features, Insync is targeting heavy email and Google apps users.
Terence shared with e27 that within a few days of sharing Insync 1.0 to public forums, it has seen more than 500 installations per day.
With Insync finally introducing a pricing model, it will be interesting to see how will its community of users respond to that.
Here’s some screenshots of Insync 1.0, and it looks really well thought-out:
The team has gone a long way since participating in Echelon 2010. Even way back in 2005, co-founder Terence Pua and his team had actually been working on cloud-backup solutions already — before the dawn of Dropbox and iCloud and Apple’s Time Machine. If you’d like to network with bright minds and startup teams, you can check out our upcoming Satellites in Indonesia on March 30 and Singapore on April 3.