What are the differences between Box and Wuala?

Let us understand the concepts of Box and Wuala before learning the differences between them.


Box is the Secure Content Cloud, easy-to-use platform that is built for the entire content lifecycle, from starting of file creation and sharing, to co-editing, signature, classification, and retention. We can work securely from anywhere.

It was launched in the year 2005 by Box Inc. This company is mainly focus on cloud content management and file sharing service for businesses. It can be supported in windows, macOS, and several mobile platforms.


The features of Box are as follows −

  • It is a secure collaboration on any device

  • Box is trusted all leading organizations in the world

  • Frictionless security

  • Seamless collaboration

  • Simplified workflow


The advantages of Box are as follows −

  • Unlimited storage

  • Easy synchronization

  • Share documents

  • Easy to install and set up

  • Cost effective

  • Frequent updates


The disadvantages of Box are as follows −

  • An easier "offline" mode

  • Have to manage the similar files across folders

  • There is no free option for Box

  • Technical Support team's response is very slow


It is a secure online file storage, file synchronization, versioning and backup service provided by Caleido Inc and developed by Dominik Grolimund and Luzius Meisserin.

It was developed using Java, offered 5 GB free storage space and was launched in 2008. But in the year 2015, Wuala announced that they are discontinuing its service and all stored data would be deleted on 15 November 2015.

Wuala is a secure cloud storage service that enables users to store, encrypt, sync, backup, and access their files online.


The features of Wuala are as follows −

  • Keep files private

  • Share files with other registered and unregistered users

  • Publish files

  • Backup

  • File synchronization

  • File versioning


The advantages of Wuala are as follows −

  • More space is available in Wuala

  • The uploads automatically encrypted

  • Bandwidth can adjust

  • Supports mobile devices


The disadvantages of Wuala are as follows −

  • It will be slow at any time

  • It is an operating system dependent

  • It requires a separate program to work with files.


The major differences between Wuala and Box are as follows −

Wuala is owned by Caleido Incorporation later by Seagate Technology in the year 2008.
Box was launched in the year 2005 by Box Incorporation.
Wuala offers 5 GB free storage space.
Box offers 10 GB free storage space.
The Maximum storage capacity is 2TB.
Box has a maximum 100 GB storage space for personal accounts and unlimited for business.
Wuala Maximum file size is 10 GB.
The Maximum file size of BOX is 250 MB for free and 5GB for paid version.
Wuala provides file hosting service, file synchronization service and cloud storage service.
Box provides file hosting service, file synchronization service and cloud storage service.
Wuala was suspended in the year 2015.
Box is still in use.
Wuala supports file versioning.
Box supports file versioning for premium accounts.
Wuala initially had referral system but later it was suspended.
Box does not have referral systems.