You can run Wuala directly from the web. No download or installation required. Just click START to access your files wherever you go - at the university, from an Internet café or at work.
In order to launch the full-featured Wuala desktop application directly from the web, Java is required. Java is installed on most computers so this shouldn't be a problem. In case it is not installed on this computer, you can still access folders that have been shared by web link (click on the web link that you've received in an email or enter the URL in the address-bar of your browser).
You may be asking, "Why can't I access my data right through the website?". The answer is simple: Your privacy is important to us. To access data through a website requires that a web server sends data to a browser. In other words, Wuala's web server would have to decrypt your files so that they can appear in your browser. However, all your data on Wuala is encrypted directly on your computer. Further, your password never gets transmitted, so that no one - not even Wuala as the provider - can open or read your files. Thus, you can only access your private data with a local desktop application that can read the file(s). For your convenience, this desktop application can be started directly from the web by clicking on the button above - no download or installation required.
In short: All browser based services have access to your data. Since Wuala's security mechanism doesn't allow access to your data, your data cannot be accessed through the website.
You can always download and install Wuala on your computer in case webstart doesn't work.
Watch the promotion video on WualaTV.