* Unlimited Category Tree
* New! AJAX based tree browsing
* Tags and metadata
* Download Counter and Logs
* Integrated Joomla Document Search
* Joomla Plugin for Easy WYSIWYG Editor Integration
* SEO Improvement - Nicer URLs with full ARTIO JoomSEF support
* JoomFish and 3rd Party Components Integration
* Commercial version available with versioning, document fulltext search and online WebDAV editing
Completely new JoomDOC 3 is now available for Joomla 1.6/1.7/2.5.
The amount of clicks which needs to be done, to actually add document to directory could be less. Also, would be great to make it a bit more user friendly for admins. Took me a while to understand how it works. And possibility to have Captcha check or time countdown before downloading would be a good future development.
But as I said, overall, really good.
It's so full of bugs I'm not even sure where to start...
It's maybe ok if your not doing anything "fancy" like file versioning, changing document root, or hit refresh documents (soon or a later you'll be unable to hit refresh anyways) etc.
There are better free alternatives.
On the positive side:
Nice document icons
Too many to list
It should be redone from scratch.
And it's buggy. Creating a document on a file in the front end adds a record to the database, but it doesn't show up after saving. It knows there is one there because if you try to add another one it fails, but you can't see it in the back end either so it has to be deleted from the database. Every time you perform an operation on a file, it returns to the root folder instead of staying on the page you are working on. It took me ages to work out that you need "Access Administration Interface" permissions to edit metadata on the front end.
Back to the drawing board.
- Can't have many modules with last files (configuration is the same for all)
- Link to component doesn't work. File no found...
Hope these bugs will be soon corrected because it's a great component
But it's not always very intuitive and sometimes is a little clunky. The website for it is a mess... don't except any help from the Support Forum; I had an issue for a week that was not allowing JoomDoc to work on my site (turns out I had to disable the Mootools upgrade) -- and not once did I get a reply on the forum, so it's pretty useless. Also, not sure why they say JoomDoc 3 is 1.5.x compatible when I couldn't get it to work on any of my 1.5.x sites... hm, strange.
Despite this, I still plan on using JoomDoc on my future sites. Clients seem to like it, and like I said before, it's the only extension I've found that matches all my site's requirements.
So, I guess we're stuck with each other, JoomDoc...
Problem is, despite assurances that this works in 1.5 (I have other components that still need 1.5) it simply doesn't work. I can't upload docs from the front end - with only a text editor available. Everything seems to be uploaded by the administrator, which kind of defeats the object.
I have the same problem as the previous responder who found the CP limiting - so I can confirm it is nothing to do with how much you pay.
I have asked for a refund, as this component clearly doesn't do what I was led to believe. This has been ignored.
Support has been minimal - I have failed to get any adequate responses for my questions and when responses can take a week or more, this is highly frustrating.
See below the several comments.
for Joomla 1.7, you need version 3.1.1. From the title of your review, you seem to be testing with 3.0.1 - but that was released before Joomla 1.7, so it is posible that one does not work with it.
No place to assign user permissions to files.
Forces the documents folder to be in public_html - totally exposed - ignores my setting to go to another folder.
I guess you should not judge the component just by number of icons. :-) Have you ever heared about that there is a beauty in simplicity.
The new JoomDOC has almost all functions as the old had, plus it has some extra ones. However it is all available from a single interface.
The root for documents storage can be of course changed outside Joomla root. (the one in Joomla root created by default is protected by .htaccess file)
Sorry for making this review sound like a bug report :(