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Unity Google Docs Lens Ubuntu

Unity developer Neil J. Patel has created a cool Google Docs Unity lens for his Ubuntu App Developer Week session. And even though this was just to show how to develop Unity lenses, Gdocs Unity Lens is functional and Neil will develop it further.

The Gdocs Unity Lens can be used to search in all your Google Docs files, open them in a browser and sort your documents by various criteria such as file type or ownership.

Unfortunately, Google Docs Unity Lens doesn't yet support a secure way of soring your password so for now the password must be stored in  plain text. Hopefully this will be fixed soon.



Install Unity Google Docs Lens In Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot



To make it easier to install, I've uploaded Google Docs Unity Lens to the WebUpd8 PPA so Ubuntu 11.10 users can install it using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-lens-gdocs

Alternatively, you can download the .deb from HERE.

Once installed, you must enter your password in the "unity-gdocs-lens.py" so open it using the following command in a terminal:
gksu gedit /usr/bin/unity-lens-gdocs.py

And in this file, replace GDOC_USERNAME with your Google username and GDOC_PASSWORD with your Google password (you should find them on lines 124 and 125).

Now, run Unity Gdocs Lens using the following commands:
unity-lens-gdocs.py
setsid unity

The newly installed Unity Gdocs Lens is automatically added to your startup applications list so you're done!
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