What are the differences between Dropbox and Wuala?

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

Dropbox

Dropbox is operated by the American company Dropbox, Inc. and was released in the year 2008. It is a file hosting service. Dropbox is placed in a high position in a competitive market. In comparison to all the cloud storage platforms, Dropbox has been highly effective in capturing the largest share of the cloud market.

It is important to mention that cloud platforms like Google Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Apple cloud have some disadvantages which are readily covered by Dropbox.

Furthermore, it has some secured data servers that are highly competitive in comparison to the other companies. Hence, it can be said that Dropbox is positioned well so that work can be done effectively.

Features

The features of Dropbox are as follows −

  • Store and access files from anywhere

  • Bring all your content together

  • Work smarter from your desktop

  • Dropbox Give permissions to the right people for right access

  • Disaster-proof your files

  • Keep company data in safe hands

  • File sharing

  • Productivity tools

  • Content collaboration

Advantages

The advantages of Dropbox are as follows −

  • It is completely free

  • Easy to use

  • It will access the latest version of each file

  • It share files

  • Multiple accounts

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of Dropbox are as follows −

  • Right to delete information

  • It concerns about the security

  • It's not easy to drag copies of files

Wuala

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.

Features

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

Advantages

The advantages of Wuala are as follows −

  • More space is available in Wuala

  • The uploads automatically encrypted

  • Bandwidth can adjust

  • Supports mobile devices

Disadvantages

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

Differences

The major differences between Dropbox and Wuala are as follows −

Dropbox
Wuala
Dropbox is owned by Dropbox incorporation in the year 2007.
Wuala is owned by Caleido Incorporation later by Seagate Technology in the year 2008.
Dropbox offers 2 GB free storage space.
Wuala offers 5 GB free storage space.
Dropbox provides unlimited storage space.
The Maximum storage capacity is 2TB.
Dropbox provides file hosting service, file synchronization service and cloud storage service.
Wuala provides file hosting service, file synchronization service and cloud storage service.
The maximum file size in the drop box is 10 GB.
Wuala Maximum file size is 10 GB.
Dropbox is still in use.
Wuala was suspended in the year 2015.
Dropbox provides additional storage for referral systems.
Starting Wuala had a referral system later it was suspended.
Dropbox supports file versioning partially.
Wuala supports file versioning.
raja
Updated on 24-Mar-2022 07:51:16

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