GNOME users from recent versions of many different Linux distributions have been having a hard time making insync work as expected: installation is not straightforward, and we have to resort to non-intuitive additional steps (install additional packages, remove other ones). A search for “tray icon” on the forums gives an idea of how bad things are right now. This is far from ideal, and doesn’t make justice to the quality of insync itself. Granted, a great deal of this is due to the fact that GNOME decided to drop support for tray icons a couple of versions ago. Still, IMHO insync could – and should – do better.
So, on behalf of all GNOME users that already (or plan to) use insync, I ask you to take some time to implement proper GNOME support, and stop depending on 3rd party apps or extensions. I don’t have concrete numbers to back my argument, but GNOME is already the default desktop on Fedora, and with Ubuntu having recently officially embraced it as well, I guess it is safe to say that a lot of insync Linux users will be using GNOME. I happen to use Fedora at home and Ubuntu at work, and struggled with both.
Maybe it’s just a matter of implementing its own GNOME extension. Maybe it will require a GTK version of the GUI. Maybe both. I am not sure. But, until this happens, we will have a great and useful piece of software hindered by many small annoyances, providing users a subpar experience.