What are the differences between SugarSync and Wuala?

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


It is one of the longest-running cloud back-up services around started in year 2004. It is a convenient way to back up, sync, and access files from anywhere, anytime. It is one of the simplest file syncing services we have ever seen.

It can sync and securely access our files from the cloud in seconds. It can also save, view, and edit our documents across multiple devices and can manage and share our files the way we want.


The features of SugarSync are as follows −

  • In SugarSync we can safely access and share our files and folders from anywhere

  • Multi-Folder Syncing

  • Online Backup

  • Sync Any Device

  • File Sharing with Anyone

  • Security & Protection

  • Easy Restoration

  • Mobile Apps


The advantages of SugarSync are as follows −

  • Speed

  • Automatic backup

  • Reliability

  • Sync files

  • Share files and folders

  • Stability


The disadvantages of SugarSync are as follows −

  • Non-existent customer support

  • Duplicate folder

  • After 30 days free version, no longer exists

  • Price is too high

  • Resources decreases


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 SugarSync and Wuala are as follows −

It was launched by J2Global in the year 2009.
Wuala is owned by Caleido Incorporation later by Seagate Technology in the year 2008.
It is not offering free storage space.
Wuala is offering 5 GB free storage space.
The maximum storage capacity of SugarSync is 60 GB.
The Maximum storage capacity is 2TB.
SugarSync file size unlimited.
Wuala Maximum file size is 10 GB.
SugarSync offers file synchronization , cloud storage service and a file hosting service.
Wuala provides file hosting service, file synchronization service and cloud storage service.
SugarSync is still in use.
Wuala was suspended in the year 2015.
SugarSync files stored are encrypted.
Wuala supports file versioning.
SugarSync has a band-width limit of 10 GB for free and 250 GB for paid. Here the limit is applied only to public links.
Wuala band-width limit is applied to public and private links.