What are the differences between iCloud and Wuala?

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


iCloud is one of the cloud storage and provides cloud computing services, it was launched in the year 2011 by Apple Inc. It enables users to store data like documents, photos, and music on remote servers. It also provides wireless backup iOS devices directly to iCloud instead of manual backups.

We can store all type files in iCloud Drive, if they are less than 50GB in size. Generally if we sign up for iCloud we get 5GB free storage for Backup’s, Mail and iCloud Drive. If we want more storage we need to upgrade our iCloud storage based on the plans. We can also share 200Gb and 2TB plans with our family by paying a monthly bill in Apple.


The features of iCloud are as follows −

  • iCloud Drive helps us to save files and app data to iCloud.

  • It is available for iOS, Macs, and Windows PCs.

  • We can access all of our files and data from any device.

  • Keeps the files/folders up to date in our devices.

  • File sharing management.

  • Cloud storage security.

  • Cloud administration.

  • Cloud storage platform.


The advantages of iCloud are as follows −

  • Increase efficiency.

  • Portability.

  • Work from anywhere made it easier.

  • It is a clean platform.

  • iCloud is user-friendly.


The disadvantages of iCloud are as follows −

  • Accessibility of photos on desktop platforms.

  • App options on desktop.

  • Automatically backs up files.

  • Customization is not possible.

  • To share large files, you need to upgrade to a paid version.


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 iCloud and Wuala are as follows −

iCloud was owned by Apple Inc in 2011.
Wuala is owned by Caleido Incorporation later by Seagate Technology in the year 2008.
iCloud offers 5 GB free storage space when we sign up.
Wuala offers 5 GB free storage space.
iCloud maximum storage size of 2 TB.
The Maximum storage capacity is 2TB.
iCloud is mainly designed for macOS and iOS.
Wuala is designed for all types of operating systems.
iCloud maximum file size is 50 GB.
Wuala Maximum file size is 10.
iCloud is still in use.
Wuala was suspended in the year 2015.
iCloud provides file hosting and cloud storage services.
Wuala provides file hosting service, file synchronization service and cloud storage service.
iCloud supports file versioning partially.
Wuala supports file versioning.