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DOCman Popular ComponentModulePlugin

DOCman is a powerful document management solution for Joomla 1.5, 2.5 and 3.x Manage documents across categories and subcategories, allow users to upload, download or edit documents. Store documents either locally or remotely and prevent direct linking using our build-in anti-leech system.

All from within an intuitive and simple to use administration interface. DOCman makes offering downloadable documents on your Joomla site a breeze!

Key Features

» 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.

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Reviews: 2
Excellent extension. Totally worth paying for it. We are a college and we needed an extension that will allow students to upload their assignments and their respective tutors to be able to collect them in a clear and simple manner.

The extension worked fine and as I had set the permissions wrongly, the support team were more than eager to solve the problem for me.

No brainer!
Reviews: 2
I'd like to commend the developers at JoomlaTools for responding so quickly to my reporting of a problem with DOCman 2.0. They got onto the job straight away and fixed the issue. There's heaps of extensions out there, but not very often do you get such great support (even from paid ones!).

The other thing is that DOCman is a great extension and I'm excited to see all the additional features of DOCman 2.0. It's worth all the work to upgrade.

Thanks guys.
Reviews: 2
I have been using DOCman for few months. This component is easy to handle and has some functions very efficient (such as the batch function to create documents from files).

I met a minor problem of layout. This is not due to DOCman but to the tool I used to make the template (Artisteer is not using Bootstrap unlike DOCman and Joomla). I contacted the team which was very active to analyse the problem and to try to find a solution. It seems that they might not find something reliable to overcome the Artisteer limitation (which is not under their control) but they committed to try to do so.

To summarise, the support service is really excellent. It may be considered as a normal thing for a commercial component but this is not seen everywhere.
Reviews: 7
I'm very impressed with the fast, courteous and efficient support I received with the Docman component subscription.
I did have some issues migrating a couple hundred documents from a Joomla 1.5 site to a 3.2 site, mostly because of my haste and failure to understand the differences in the old and new components. But I received very prompt and correct support for my questions. I would highly recommend this component.
Reviews: 1
After using it for a few years DOCman without problems, I now have the opportunity to use DOCman 2.0, always on Joomla! (now on J25.18) I did not know that it was necessary to assign a menu, but the excellent service I have clarified everything and now continuing my positive experience. Thank you, Mazzoli
Reviews: 1
I needed to extend the properties of the document and modify the layout.

With the perfect support from Docman I was able to do this with little coding.

Nice architecture.

Thanks for Docman and Koowa.
Reviews: 2
I recently finally got around to overhauling my old Joomla! 1.5.26 (yeah, I know...) site and moving the content over to 3.x.

One part I was dreading was having to redo my entire document library from scratch.

Fortunately, the DocMan team have an "exporter" function for DocMan 1.5 (Joomla 1.5.x) and greater, and then an "import" function for the latest version.

Unfortunately, it didn't work, but within about two days of reporting the issue on their forum, the development team had diagnosed the problem, installed a patched version on my site and the export/import then worked flawlessly; all that remained was to copy across all the document files themselves. Many, many hours of work saved. This patch will apparently be in the next release, so hopefully everyone should have a smooth experience. All my categories and documents and descriptions seem to have come across flawlessly.

In terms of the component itself, it does pretty much exactly what you'd expect it to; it integrates well within Joomla and manages my documents very nicely.

Yes, it costs money, but you tend to get what you pay for...
Reviews: 4
I've just finished setting this component up on a somewhat more content heavy website, and it has not disappointed. The backend is easy to navigate and the frontend presents the information well, which is all that I want from a document management application.

The support from the Joomla Tools team has also been excellent. They've answered my questions quickly and jumped in to provide a patch where needed. This extension is well worth the money. Thanks for building a high quality product!
Reviews: 5
Not only is this a wonderful component, but the support, subscription and documentation are all STELLAR!! This is a standard component on all my sites! Thank you wonderful developers!
Reviews: 1
Been using DocMan for a couple of years now, with every version it gets better. Furthermore, excellent support of the developers!
Reviews: 5
DocMan continues to evolve into a user-friendly and extremely useful tool for sharing files with clients. The integration of Joomla User Manager groups makes it possible to easily make different documents/files accessible to specific clients. If that's what you need, DocMan is your solution.
Reviews: 13
I am using DocMan since Joomla 1.5 and must say: I won't miss it! Whenever it comes to a large amount of documents and files, Docman is my first choice! The easy setup of Categories, documents and permissions offers an easy workflow, even on professional and commercial websites.

The DocMan 2.0 UI is even more user friendly. I enjoy the batch assignment of many files into one category, it is so much easier than in the old DocMan!

The support of the developers is also worth mentioning. I use DocMan 2.0, which is in state of RC right now (Dec 2013). Though it is really much better than DocMan 1.x, some features are still missing. The staff really took care of my issues and fixed them within 24 hours. This is what I call a support!!

I also managed to upgrade my DocMan content from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 3.x with their great migration tools.

If you handle with a lot of documents, buying a subscription will save you time and nerves ;).
Reviews: 1
In my opinion, Docman is the best for the organization, viewing, downloading and uploading of documents. Our organization makes extensive use of docman to allow site visitors to access a large amount of documents and allow employees to feed in a simple and fast the database of documents. The support provided during the migration from Joomla 1.5 to 2.5 was exceptional. The programming staff has identified and corrected errors in my setup and they put me in a position to migrate with a couple of clicks. Docman is a product of great value, sold at a small price.
Reviews: 1
I have used DOCman for a number of years now and I'm very happy with it, especially with version 2.

Good response time from their Support Team when some help was needed.
Reviews: 5
I have used DocMan for a number of years and eagerly awaited version 2. I was very very pleased with the migration process. It was well documented and the migration application ran very smoothly on several sites.

I discovered a small bug in the DocLink editor plugin. The developers were very quick in answering, finding the bug, fixing it, and then providing instructions as to how to fix it before the next release.

As a Joomla developer, I know what good customer service looks like - and this is it! Great job guys on a great new version and incredible service.
Reviews: 5
I would have given an Excellent rating, but just want to mention:

Although I am completely impressed with the Support I received, it did take some time to resolve an issue with Internet Explorer 10 not resizing icons, and the support staff took 3 days (only one reply per day) to tell me what I had already known and posted was the problem in the first place.

Then, I had to do much fussing with my Joomla template to get it to play nice with DocMan. Apparently, there is a snippet of DocMan css code that was telling my sub menus to not show?? I had to replicate the template and with some hacking, was able to assign it to the pages that contained DocMan so the menu would work properly.

Lastly, as a seasoned Joomla user, I have found it standard that any commercial extension would have a global configuration panel. Unfortunately, I discovered this is only available through the menu item options, which is fine once I learned how to use it that way.

Overall, though, I really like how it works. DocMan used to be, and is once again, the go-to solution for Joomla document management.
Reviews: 2
I have used DOCman 1.5/1.6 for a while, and still do on several sites. It is a great component for delivering files to my clients. I recently upgraded one of my websites and decided to upgrade from DOCman 1.6 to 2.0. I was aware there is not an actual upgrade path but since I was adding all new files that was acceptable. Well something went wrong after I went live with my site. When I clicked on DOCman 2.0 to add new files, DOCman 1.6 came up. DOCman support was very professional, courteous and fast to go into my site and fix DOCman 2.0. I will continue to use and recommend JoomlaTools extensions and components. The subscription is worth the Money.
Reviews: 16
I have used the old version of DOCman (1.5/1.6) for some years.
When upgrading the site i looked for some alternatives as there were som minor things that annoyed me.
But i kept getting back to DOCman. I have used the 2.0 version on another site and it looks great !
Now i can't wait for the migration tool to finish so i can get the DOCman 1.6 upgraded to 2.0
Reviews: 1
Hello, i want to thank the team with there help to solve a place document failure from the front end. Seems to be a Java script failure icw Gcalandar. thanks for the support. PS Wen will there be a dutch translation availible for the latest version of docman?

Kind regard Bas.
Reviews: 20
use to be good. got a shock when i look at new beta versions. Anyway im not going to ask for any refunds,keep it as donations.
what i hate that its using external library and too many files installed silently. Namely koowa,nookue framework,its plugins, com_docman,com_files , Duh not for me. thanks
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