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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dropbox Versus The Competition: How Do They Compare?

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Digital Home Talk" @ 06:30 PM

http://lifehacker.com/5818908/dropb...s-right-for-you

"Dropbox may be the most popular service for syncing files and storing them online, but that doesn't mean it's the best. Some of us are currently considering Dropbox alternatives due to recent security or privacy concerns, while others just want to see what else is available. Here's how Dropbox stacks up against four other major online syncing services: Windows Live Mesh, SpiderOak, SugarSync, and Wuala."

As we continue our march toward high dependence on cloud-based, online storage, services like Dropbox become household terms. If you were to ask someone to recommend an online storage service, Dropbox might be the very first one mentioned. But is it the best? That is what the folks at Lifehacker set out to consider with another of their effective articles comparing technology alternatives. This time around they are considering the Dropbox service versus four competing alternatives: Live Mesh, SpiderOak., SugarSync, and Wuala. In a nutshell, each of these services provides facilities for storing and backing up your files, sharing them with others, and keeping them in sync across multiple computers and/or mobile devices. Each one has some unique capability, and each could be a "best fit" for your needs. The Read link has the complete story and will help you identify which service deserves your (possibly) undivided attention.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wuala: The Best Alternative to Dropbox?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Software" @ 03:00 PM

http://lifehacker.com/#!5798179/wua...xtra-free-space

If you're looking to get more bang for your buck than what Dropbox offers, Wuala might be worth checking out: their prices are cheaper, they have more "in-between" pricing in terms of storage, and they cover the Windows, OS X, iOS, and Android platforms. Perhaps the coolest thing they've done though is allow you to offer Wuala the use of your hard drive; if you give them 100 GB of space on a your always-on computer (that's an important part), you'll get 70 GB of storage on their servers. Given how cheap local storage is, that seems like a good deal to me! I'm a very happy Dropbox user, but I find myself tempted by this...how about you?


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wuala: Online Backup and File Sharing

Posted by Reid Kistler in "Digital Home Software" @ 05:30 PM

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-d...and-mozy-wuala/

"Wuala is definitely one of the most under-reported start-ups, and there's no good reason for that. It takes the best features out of both Dropbox and Mozy to create a must-have online file storage service for anyone with a computer. Developed by Dominik Grolimund and Luzius Meisser, the technology behind Wuala is truly amazing. By using a ‘grid' algorithm, Wuala can take advantage of unused disk space across its network of users in addition to data-centre storage."

Wuala presents an interesting option for online backup, storage, and file sharing, and the reviewer for Makeuseof.com certainly is impressed with the service, which is available for Windows (XP, Vista & 7), Mac (OS X 10.4 or higher), and Linux systems. As with many online backup services, users are allocated a small amount of "Free" storage space (1 GB for Wuala), and have the option to purchase additional storage if needed. Wuala, however, adds two additional - and optional - ways to gain storage, as indicated in the above screen shot: 1) you can "trade" space on your computer, which will then be used by the Wuala Cloud to store other user's files, and 2) you can be awarded space by inviting others to join the service. Be certain to read both the linked review, as well as Wuala's own website, for additional features - some of which are apparently reserved for "Pro Users" (those that Buy and/or Trade for additional storage).


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