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DOCman Popular ComponentModulePlugin

DOCman is a powerful document management solution for Joomla 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 give access to individual users or user groups using the powerful permission 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 of 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.

» Private documents. DOCman allows to share documents privately and securely with individual users using the build-in document ownership permissions.

» 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.

» Internationalised. 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 and smart search out of the box.

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Reviews: 1
I have been using Doc Man for over 5 years. First the free and was so impressed with the ease of product I went with the PAID version for the last two years. My websites are public education portals. The information that needs to be available to many entities is enormous! Doc Man has made that task easy.
Snap! Crackle! Pop! Done.
I highly recommend. Support is awesome as well!
Reviews: 2
I've been a user of Docman on many websites over the last 5-6 years and I have never replaced it with another similar extension because it's so good. The support is also very good. The only thing is that progress has been slow between updates, however the version of Docman that now exists is so good and definitely worth your while. And the support you get from the team is excellent. You feel like you matter! Download it now :)
Owner's reply

Thanks for the wonderful review and for being a long standing DOCman user and customer!

All our customers matter a lot. At Joomlatools we try to build extensions the 'Joomla' way, by working together with our customers.
This process takes a bit more time, but results in more simple to use extensions that really match the needs of our customers.

Johan Janssens
Joomlatools Director and Joomla Co-Founder

Reviews: 1
I have tried different document components for Joomla, but have always come back to DOCman. I used it under 1.5 and 2.5 sites, and I continue to be satisfied with it under 3.x. Support on their site, as others have mentioned, has been very good.

I think this version is still a bit of a work in progress, and some things that were under 1.5 will hopefully still be included, but otherwise this continues to be a great product. It is one of the few extensions I have paid for, but it is worth it.
Reviews: 1
Bought this component - had a couple of issues (some of my own making, some bugs) but had nothing but stellar support from the DOCMan team. Would recommend!
Reviews: 2
I am very pleased with DOCMAN and especially the support. I submitted a question on the forum and got immediate response!
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.
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