All from within an intuitive and simple to use administration interface. DOCman makes offering downloadable documents on your Joomla site a breeze!
» Documents Listing. Easily create a list a downloadable documents for your site users using the build in list and table layouts.
» Nested categories. Documents can be organized across infinite categories and subcategories.
» Easy Document Linking. Easily insert links to documents into articles using the DOClink editor plugin, you can even insert links to categories and menu items.
» Joomla ACL support. DOCman makes full use of the Joomla permission system. You can set add, edit, delete, upload and download permissions for categories and documents.
» Access Level Inheritance. You do not need to set access permissions for each document and/or category. Access levels are inherited. This makes managing your access permissions a lot easier.
» Remote or Local Storage. Files can either be hosted locally or you can easily link to files stored on a remote server or external network drive.
» Drag & Drop Upload. You can upload multiple files at once or upload remote files from a URL. The file uploader has a built-in drag and drop area.
» Large file support. DOCman is capable of handling very large files (> 1GB). It can automatically resume interrupted downloads.
» Thumbnail Support. Generates thumbnails for every image, cache them and loading them all at once. Saves bandwidth and computing power.
» Internationalized. Full support for international filenames and folder names running on Joomla. Your files can now be named in your own language without any worries.
» Security. The built-in security measures avoid direct linking to files. Real paths to files are never displayed to users.
» Download Logging. Log downloads from logged in by time/date and track IP address, through our LOGman extension.
» Google Analytics. Keep track of document downloads and image views with our build in support for Google Analytics.
» Document Submissions. Use DOCman to setup a file dropbox from the frontend of your site.
» Video streaming. DOCman has build in support for video and audio streaming.
» Document preview. DOCman leverages the PDF reading support in modern browsers and includes support for Google Document Viewer.
» Integrated Search. Documents can be searched by name and/or description. The search system integrates with Joomla standard search using an optional Plugin.
DOCman has everything packed to get you covered even for your toughest document management needs. Our dedicated support team is standing by to help you with all you questions.
I had a mixed experience with migration from previous version, I had to finish the migration by myself.
Its incredibly easy to use. The dev team is very responsive to user feedback, with several workflow improvements seen in the past weeks.
Just one more thing to add if you ask me: a migration tool from earlier versions, would haved me two days of entering all documents again.
Thanks for your review. A migration solution from DOCman 1.x is being worked on at the moment.
If you run an older version of DOCman and wish to migrate it's adviced to wait a little longer until the migration tool is available.
Minor fixes come out on a regular basis (fixing bugs). New upgrades or features on the other hand ofter take much longer than the initial estimate.
According to their own claims, this is due to quality control. It surprises me that they keep bumping into this error of estimation. At the end though, they appear to deliver a rock solid product.
Unfortunately does not work statistics in DOCman 2.0,otherwise I can say that is a very good extension.
Thanks for your review. DOCman 2.0 includes support for Google Analytics, if you have Google Analytics on your site you can enable download tracking through the menu item settings.
We are also working on adding advanced logging support for downloads to our LOGman extension. This is planned for the next release.
I am using DOCman 2 since the alpha for an internal company document sharing platform. I have to say that even for an alpha version, the software was rockstable. Since the release of the first alpha of DOCman 2, it made a very progress and looking at my DOCman 2 Beta 3 installation on my production site makes me smile. It just works. Some may say it is still a beta, and they are right. But what Joomlatools did with the DOCman 2 Beta is breathtaking in the Joomla world. You can feel what the developers are heading for. On the negative side, there are still a lot of core features missing. But DOCman 2 has the potential to set a new standard. Setting up and using the software, it feels a bit like a raw diamond – a lot potential.
On the technical side, even for beta software it is pretty flawless. The installation was super smooth. The updates come fast. New features are added almost monthly.
The best thing about DOCman 2 is by far the support. As a customer I never felt left alone. Support tickets are usually answered within 24hrs (by E-Mail and/or developers forum). The quality of the support definitely sets a new standard and is worth much more than the annual fee for the software. Another thing I experienced as a customer during the development of DOCman 2 is that the Joomlatools team is very open to user suggestions.
tl;dr: Joomlatools DOCman 2 Beta works very well, offers a lot of features, is easy to use and offers a new quality level of support. Kudos to Johan Janssens and his team for creating this wonderful piece of Joomla extension.
Anyone looking to manage and offer any kind of documents, with complete control, should look at Docman
The new 2.0 version of the extension is very very cool and makes easy my life as an administrator for a school with tons of study material uploaded and downloaded every day
The support is super fast and they are ready to help me in any issue also creating fixes as soon as i report a bug
I'll keep using this forever!
Recently I ported my site to Joomla 2.5 and had issues integrating DOCMAN since I had a legacy, non-standard file structure. The developer went overboard in helping me by uploading a new database, advising me on issues, etc. I couldn't have asked for better help. Even though I offered to pay him for his time he declined, saying that it was just part of the support they give to DOCMAN users.
Get this component. You won't be disappointed with either it or the support.