Ever wanted to mount your Google Docs library as a drive in Nautilus so you can edit and save to your Google Docs directly from your desktop, no browser-needed?
Everyone’s favorite tea-drinker Martin Owens has created an app that does just that, making him officially my favourite person of the month. Well, almost.
I can’t actually try it out as it only works on Lucid but my imagination appreciates it anyway!
You’ll need to add the following PPA: -
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:doctormo/ppa
- sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gdocs-mount-gtk
Once installed head over the Applications > Accessories > Google Docs Connection menu entry.
You’ll be prompted to enter your Google Account credentials and, once done, the drive will auto-magically mount in Nautilus allowing you access to all of your Google Documents.
You can now open them up in any relevant desktop application – finish off your C.V. in OpenOffice Writer, polish that presentation off using Impress and then number crunch your spreadsheet in Gnumeric – it’s up to you. All saved changes sync back to Google Docs for hassle free work.
Video of it all in action sat below, courtesy of the might Owens himself.