Wuala 1.0

Reviewed by Chad Faith
  • Size

    31.52 MB
  • License

    Freeware
  • OS

    Linux, Mac OS, Windows
  • Price

    $0
  • Developer

    LaCie AG
  • Updated

    2 Sep 2013
  • Downloads

    525 (1 last week)
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"Wuala is your free social online storage."

Overview

In short, Wuala is a free desktop software utility especially developed for secure online storage purposes. In other words, the application provides a revolutionary way of storing, sharing and publishing files on the world wide web. Wuala is a versatile tool that you can access anywhere and anytime. If you are on vacation in France, for example, and you want to share some pictures of you in the Eiffel Tower, then store the photos in Wuala from your mobile and publish them. It doesn’t get simpler than that! Just like saying Voilà, or in this case Wuala!

Installation

From the very beginning, you can notice the enhanced security that the software provides, as two of the main features can be installed and viewed later while you are logged in as administrator. The installation process for Wuala is simple and does not take long. However, even though it is not mandatory, to complete the installation you need to reboot the computer. In addition, you will need to create an account after the installation is complete. Lastly, you will be happy to know that this free application does not contain malware or spyware.

Interface

Wuala allows users to upload any type of files and offers a starting storage space of 2GB. To store files in Wuala you need to create a new folder; in fact, you can create as many as you want. In general, the color of the folder indicates the level of security it offers. Therefore, the yellow folder can only be accessed by you, whereas the red folders are shared with friends and the blue ones are public. Adding files and editing them is a matter of copy and paste. Whenever you need to search for a certain file, the simplest way to do it is by using the search box located right of the toolbar. Last but not least, you can access the files while offline, mainly the ones in the device cache.

Pros

The main reason why you should consider using Wuala for online storage purposes is the guarantee of high security and privacy. In addition, given that mobility is a key factor for both companies and individuals, the program offers a bridge between the desktop at home and the web. Unlike any other online storage on the market, Wuala does not have limitations regarding the file format you want to upload.

Cons

The only issue users have found with Wuala is that initially it is not as intuitive when it comes to working with groups. At the same time, some users claim the storage space is too small for their needs. However, there are several ways to increase the storage space: inviting friends or purchasing more space.

Alternatives

The notable counter candidate of Wuala is Dropbox, a program that similarly offers an initial upgradable 2GB storage space, security features, backups and sync options.

Conclusion

Overall, Wuala is a complex online storage service that provides appealing features and an easy way to access important files from locations other than your desktop. In retrospect, it is the ideal way to share only the files you want to share.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Wuala on 9 Apr 2012 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
Wuala Antivirus Report
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