Wuala
Wuala 1.0
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Wuala is a free social online storage which allows its users to securely store, backup, and access files from anywhere and to share files easily with friends, groups, and the world. Tens of thousands of users and thousands of communities around the world are already actively sharing millions of files, growing quickly.
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Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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burypromote
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Molamola reviewed on 02 Nov 2011
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.
[Version 1.0]


burypromote

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normb reviewed on 13 Aug 2011
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.
[Version 1.0]


burypromote
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Tomdoherty commented on 21 Oct 2008
Allow applet '...unrestricted access to your computer...'. Ya, right!!
[Version 1.0]

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burypromote

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akrobat replied on 21 Oct 2008
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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Rasputinsrevengereloadet rated on 04 Mar 2014

[Version 1.0]


Downloads:7,438
Version Downloads:7,437
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Free
Date:21 Oct 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Wuala is a free social online storage which allows its users to securely store, backup, and access files from anywhere and to share files easily with friends, groups, and the world. Tens of thousands of users and thousands of communities around the world are already actively sharing millions of files, growing quickly.


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