What are the differences between Wuala and ShareFile?

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

ShareFile

ShareFile was launched by Jesse Lipson in the year 2005 and was later owned by Citrix system in the year 2011. It can be integrated with any third party applications and current file storage systems to ensure flexible and synchronous file storage, modification, saving, sending and retrieval of files. It accommodates the secure sending of large files, with the ability to send and receive files of up to 100 GB in size.

It helps us to access the files from any device, mobile or desktop, allowing you to work anywhere. We can also add an e-signature feature to our documents, provide tracking tools and get notified when files are received.

Features

The features of ShareFile are as follows −

  • ShareFile Sync

  • Desktop Widget

  • Version Control

  • Collaboration Tools

  • Compliance

  • Tracking

  • Document Archiving

  • Document Assembly

  • Document Indexing

  • Document Retention

  • e-Signature

  • File Recovery

Advantages

The advantages of ShareFile are as follows −

  • We can share documents

  • Unlimited storage

  • Send and receive files in a more safe and secure way.

  • Software includes a number of features.

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of ShareFile are as follows −

  • Difficult to non-tech people to handle

  • Outlook extension of ShareFile is not good

  • Sometimes documents are shown as corrupted and forced to reload.

  • Transferring takes a lot of time.

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 Wuala and ShareFile are as follows −

Wuala
ShareFile
Wuala was owned by Caleido Incorporation later by Seagate Technology in the year 2008.
It was launched by Jesse Lipson in the year 2005 by later owned by Citrix System in 2011
Wuala offers 5 GB free storage space.
It offers 10 GB for a 30 days free trial.
Wuala provides file hosting service and commercial file Synchronization service.
ShareFile provides File Synchronization.
The Maximum storage capacity is 2TB
ShareFile provides unlimited storage size
Wuala is supported by iOS, Android, Windows and Ubuntu.
ShareFile is supported by OS X, Android, Windows, iOS.
Wuala provides the ability to trade local disk space against cloud.
ShareFile provides the ability for local disk storage space.
Wuala Services are suspended in the year 2015
ShareFile is still in active
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Updated on 17-Mar-2022 11:05:01

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