Insync 1.0 is Google Drive on steroids


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.

Read also: Insync introduces mobile file syncing and sharing to be Google Drive for power and business 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:

Sync on-demand incoming share notifications

Sync on-demand incoming share notifications

Read-only in action is business sharing done right -- Mac

Read-only in action is business sharing done right — Mac

Newsfeed for your docs -- Mac

Newsfeed for your docs — Mac

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.

Jacky Yap

Having spent one year abroad in Shanghai under the NUS Overseas College Programme, Jacky has an avid interest in entrepreneurship and web based startups. Jacky used to run N-House, Singapore's first entrepreneurial themed residence in NUS, and was also part of the organizing team for Startup Weekend Singapore 2012. You can reach him at jacky [at] e27 [dot] co

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  • Charmaine Looi

    US$9.99. Pretty ex