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
I have just launched a site - its a resource Kit for teachers with over 360 downloadable files in doc and pdf format in over 20 categories.
This is a document management system not a file management system which means the file repository is held in one folder. I have had no issues with this, although it took me a while to feel comfortable doing it this way.
I found the Docman Populate feature invaluable in categorising the files for the Document management.
The ability to embed the file pathways into article and modules using Doclink was also invaluable.
This module enabled us to efficiently deploy the site in a cost effective way for the client.
It is a known bug, and frankly, were I JoomlaTools I would not have let customers purchase a product with such a major error. While I'm sure JoomlaTools will fix this, had I known I would not have purchased this component until it had been fixed.
1. Check the support forum first.
2. Wait until a stable release of 1.5 is available
3. Use 1.4 until then
It is a known issue. As mentioned both on our forum and our support portal, the issue will be fixed in 1.5.8. In the meantime, there is a simple patch available: http://support.joomlatools.eu/faq/13-common-errors/155-error-when-clicking-new-doc-in-files-view.html
DOCman Lead Developer
Thank you for your review. I agree that there is plenty of room for improvement. Our team is working hard on improving DOCman further. Keep in mind however that lots of sites depend on DOCman. It's our responsibility to make sure these sites can keep running smoothly. That's why we steered clear of drastic code changes that could hurt the stability and security of DOCman for the 1.5 release.
We've already started work preparing for DOCman 1.6, so make sure to add your feature ideas to http://ideas.joomlatools.eu/pages/docman . But know that features and price are not the only things that make software great. You might want to read http://blog.joomlatools.eu/2010/01/why-docman.html
Joomlatools Managing Director
I didn't rate and review anyone since I have published my extensions. But it is time now to review this extensions from a professional sight.
I read the one review which is not fair for my opinion. There is no reason to vote this extension with one star. I purchased docman 1.5 for my upcomming new extensions site.
Maybe the reviewer used to be angry about docman's going commercial. But it is time, people need to understand the difference between free as in beer and free in freedom.
The price is really fair. Can't say anything against it.
The native 1.5 component has the same look and feel as the old version.
It works like a charm and is stable.
So don't forget, that this used to be one of the first download extensions. There is a big experience and knowledge behind.
Sure there are some things that could be added.
E.g. I couldn't find an answer / documentation whether this extension supports joomfish or not and how it works.
The most I suggest is to refactor the router.php.
SEF support by adding id's into the url is not a good way. A better way is to use an additional DB table and use titles and aliases as they are with no additional id's in the url.
My last statement is that this extension is underestimated. It is an excellent extension and if you want to here a professional voice, than go and get it.