Grive Tools will allow for easy desktop install of Grive and setup of Google Drive on Ubuntu 12.04 or later. Features includes an application indicator and auto sync.
To install Grive Tools from The Fan Club PPA on Ubuntu 12.10 and later:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thefanclub/grive-tools sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install grive-tools
Supported Desktops include Unity, Gnome, KDE, Xfce, Cinnamon and LXDE.
Supported languages : Afrikaans, English, Spanish, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Arabic and Japanese.
For information about the Grive Tools project here : http://www.thefanclub.co.za/how-to/ubuntu-google-drive-client-grive-and-grive-tools
There is also a very simple and lightweight indicator which can be used as a sort of GUI for grive: