Link Google Drive with the desktop via GWoffice, online-based desktop-integrated office tool (PPA available)
LibreOffice is a powerful tool that corroborates professional tools (Impress, Draw, Writer, etc) into a full-fledged office suite, allowing users to create, modify, edit, etc, numerous file formats.
Nevertheless, there are situation, for various reasons (multiple contributions per project, public launch of a documents, personal document published online in order to gather feedback, etc), demanding access to an online-based office utility.
GWoffice is a desktop application deigned as a bridge between one's Ubuntu desktop and the Google Drive (where the files are to be stored), basically, incorporating under a user-friendly interface the versatility and enhanced availability of Google Docs.
GWoffice comes with a fancy home view, allowing users, right from the start, to select a desired file type, such as document, spreadsheet and presentation.
Along with Google Docs' functionalities, GWoffice adds an integrated-into-the-desktop look (a + towards consistency) following the used GTK+ theme, HUD support (and thus 1-key away fast access to its available functionalities) and enhanced Unity quicklist.
Further configuration options, as well as account management, are located under
GWoffice-->the "cog" icon-->Preferences, where options like
Always use Compact Controls,
Syncing, etc, are to be tweaked.
How do we install GWoffice 0.1?
Add the following PPA (Precise, Quantal)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tombeckmann/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gwoffice