I checked lost of extensions for Joomla, but none met my requirements: I wanted to allow registered users to have a folder with personalized PDF-document. The content of these documents is private and therefore should not be visible by others. Out-of-the-box Joomla allows protecting data, but not to protect PDF-documents which can be viewed when the URL is known. By using .htaccess in combination with Fileman my problem was solved in a very nice and user friendly way.
Fileman indeed is easy to install. Johan explained the procedure in a five step email and I was ready to use the extension within 5 minutes.
Fileman in a release candidate and I missed one thing: when selecting a file, I want it to be opened in a new window (target=new); that's not available yet, but when reported to Johan, he immediately responded with a confirmation: it will be in the next release candidate which will be available in a couple of weeks.
Johan: excellent service, great support and very very fast response.
Very much recommended !!!