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Wuala is secure cloud storage, a haven in the cloud to store your files. You can safely access and share your files with friends, family, and co-workers.
  • Protects your data and guards your privacy
  • Protect your files with automatic backup and file versioning
  • Sync your files -- online and across multiple computers
  • Store your files online and access them on the go
  • Instant sharing with contacts and co-workers
  • With Wuala's Groups, working with others has never been easier
Wuala is available from $1.39 per month for 5 GB. Additional pricing options may be more...

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Version 1.0: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Note: Although Finder indicates that this is version 1.0, the developer states that it is version March 2014.


OS X 10.6 or later

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Revco Member IconComment+291

FYI Wuala are no longer offering free 5GB accounts. As of June 11 they have switched to a pay-only service. The 5GB plan is now 1 Euro/month.

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Version 1.0
Aargl Member IconReview+354

I'm duplicating the comment I've made on the Dropbox page as it turns out to be quite a review, now that It's written! ;-)

"For anyone concerned about privacy, Wuala seems to be totally secure: the password is created and stored client side and the encryption is done client side too.
Indeed, when you create your account, you do it through the app (not on a website), and you're told that if you forget it there's no way to recover it!
Your files are stored in 3 different countries in good old Europe, far from the greedy eyes of Big Brother NSA & co. ;-)
I'm just starting to use it: it may not be as well integrated in the Finder as Dropbox, but I think it's more a question of habit (a virtual disk appears when you launch the app and is closed when you quit the app), and it's for obvious security matters.
It needs testing as it's a kind of outsider, but it's owned bye LaCie, a token of credibility, I'd say."

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Version 1.0

The version # is still 1.0, but I think they're doing a kind of "silent update" as now it needs Intel and OS 10.6...
If you look at their blog, it's been constantly active over the last year. Looks like a small but promising team. :-)

Molamola Member IconReview+120

I have to offset "normbs" 1/2 star rating a little. I have to admit I never looked in the manual. To "sync", just press on "New", choose Sync and choose a Wuala and a Local Folder to sync.
I agree that Dropbox is easier to use, but Data is only encrypted on Dropbox Servers and Dropbox has the key, so they can decrypt it if they like. Wuala encrypts on the client, and Wuala has no key - so it's a lot safer. Wuala claims they could not decrypt, well, there is no proof this is true but it should be safer than Dropbox. Their servers are in switzerland and france, so they are not under the us "patriot act", which is important especially in europa, because basically it is illegal to put any privat data from other people (clients, friends...) on a server where the US government could spy at if they like in most european countries.
Also, you can sync any folder you like at any location, not only a Dropbox folder. Besides Syncing, Wuala also offers the possibility to backup folders. And then, many LaCie Harddiscs offer promotion codes which give you free extra storage.
So all in all, I think it's worth to look at, even if I have to agree that the interface could be improved and dropbox is a lot simpler.

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Version 1.0
normb Member IconReview+30

I have tried hard to use Wuala (Mac OS Snow Leopard and now Lion) - but for me, it has been a total failure.

The user interface is very poor, the “manual” is long and repetitive, and apparently not up to date. It seems to miss out completely on essential information, and refers to non-existent buttons and menu items. How does one sync folders ?? Not clearly stated, yet fundamental to its purpose. The user interface is poorly thought through and generally obscure and impenetrable.

I liked the manner of encryption - and the manual is very good at explaining this. On everything else that matters, it is a total loss. I have no doubt that it all “works”, but it is just too hard. Really, if the developers are serious about their product, they should put some effort into the UI. The font size used is also far too small, hardly readable.

All in all, it looks like a product that is quite unfinished, simply not ready for prime time.

I have gone over to DropBox - which just works.

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Version 1.0
Tomdoherty Member IconComment+51

Allow applet '...unrestricted access to your computer...'. Ya, right!!

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Version 1.0

Yeah, it's a social sharing app. Means that you can have more space if you allow your computer to be used for space also.

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Version 1.0
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Date 21 Jul 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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