What are the differences between OneDrive and Wuala?

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

OneDrive

OneDrive is a Microsoft cloud service which connects all your files. It helps us to store and protect our files, share them with others and we can access them from anywhere. It is a file hosting service available in 107 languages.

It was launched in 2007 by Microsoft as a web version of office. It offers 5GB of storage space for free and a paid version offers a space of 100 GB, 1 TB, and 6 TB available either separately or with Office 365 subscriptions.

Features

The features of OneDrive are as follows −

  • Larger sized documents can be shared

  • It has access control and permission management features.

  • It is a cost effective software and also reliable with content management

  • Syncing your data files to your OneDrive app

  • Resolved syncing issue

  • Sharing files with others

Advantages

The advantages of OneDrive are as follows −

  • One drive is an affordable service.

  • It provides a large amount of storage for very less.

  • Access with mobile and desktop which makes it very convenient.

  • Remote Access and File sharing concept.

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of OneDrive are as follows −

  • Its integrations into other operating systems,

  • Uploading a file with a larger size takes time.

  • Document management is slightly difficult

  • Syncing issues can occur.

  • User interface could be improved.

  • OneDrive email app can focus more on spam filtering.

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 OneDrive and Wuala are as follows −

OneDrive
Wuala
OneDrive was launched by Microsoft in the year 2007.
Wuala is owned by Caleido Incorporation later by Seagate Technology in the year 2008.
OneDrive offers 5 GB free storage space.
Wuala offers 5 GB free storage space.
OneDrive provides 5 TB maximum storage space for the paid version.
The Maximum storage capacity is 2TB.
OneDrive provides a maximum file size of 100 GB.
Wuala Maximum file size is 10.
One Drive provides file hosting service and cloud storage service.
Wuala provides file hosting service, file synchronization service and cloud storage service.
OneDrive is still in use.
Wuala was suspended in the year 2015.
OneDrive supports file versioning for professional use only.
Wuala supports file versioning.
raja
Updated on 24-Mar-2022 07:42:07

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