GoodSync for Google Drive (Docs)
With GoodSync, you can synchronize local documents and folder architectures with Google Docs or vice versa. Unlike Google Drive, a GoodSync backup or sync will not force you to convert your local documents to Google Doc format, though you will need to if you want to edit those documents online.
How to sync via Google Drive (Docs)
- Start GoodSync and click Browse on the Left.
Once the Browse dialog appears, click Google Drive (Docs).
- Enter your Google username and password and click Go (top right).
- Once the folders from your Google Docs account appear, select the folder you want to back up or sync. Click OK.
Click Browse on the Right and select the local folder with which you.d like to back up or sync your selected Google Docs folder.
*Note: If you want to backup instead of sync (sync is the default), first select Job > Options > 1- Way Left to Right, and then continue with Step 6.
- Start the sync/backup process by clicking Analyze.
- Click Sync to complete your sync/backup.
*Note: Google Docs are in a special format that allows users to edit them online, but not on their desktop (in Microsoft Word, for example). As such, to edit the content of a Google Doc on your desktop, you will have to convert it to another file format first. To do so:
- Open the document you want to convert in Google Docs.
- Download the document by clicking File>Download as.
- Choose a format of your choice (like .doc).
- A new window will prompt you to open the download in a program of your choice OR save it to a particular location. After making your selection, click OK.