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With JiFile you can search within your documents in PDF, DOC, Excel, ODT, JPEG, MP3 and many others directly from the search of Joomla!
This component will not only search in the title or meta tags of the files but ALSO in the content!
JiFile was designed to obtain an integrated tool in Joomla that allows the indexing of textual content of a document (DOC, PDF, Excel ...) and research into them.
JiFile presents a simple administrative interface that allows great ease of use.
Video tutorial (ENG-ITA) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpbUZwZqIpg
JiFile - Quick Tutorial http://www.isapp.it/en/jifile-quick-tutorial.html
For a detailed documentation http://www.isapp.it/en/jifile-documentation.html
For Joomla 1.5 http://www.isapp.it/it/download-jifile/download-jifile-1-0-7-j1-5.html
JiFile incorporates the framework iFile which supports the recovery of content and indexing a wide variety of formats:
- Rich Text Format (.rtf)
- Moving Picture Expert Group-1/2 Audio Layer 3 (.mp3)
- Joint Photographic Experts Group (.jpg - .jpeg)
- Microsoft Word 97-2000 (.doc)
- Microsoft Word 2003-2007 (.docx)
- Microsoft Excel 97-2000 (.xls)
- Microsoft Excel 2003-2007 (.xlsx)
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2003-2007 (.pptx)
- OpenOffice.org Writer (.odt)
- OpenOffice.org Calc (.ods)
- Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf)
- File di testo (.txt)
- Web page (.htm - .html)
- eXtensible Markup Language (.xml)
- Tagged Image File Format (.tiff)
-25/11/2013 v. 2.1
Added: integrated Manual indexing for MP3 files
Added: In the manual indexing templates, now is possible define the type of index in the "Custom fields"
Added: Integrate the Geolocalization on the Manual Indexing of the Documents
Fixed: Solved problem on the download of document from search form
Fixed: fixed minor problems
In my review I don´t want to talk about the good features, but talk about two problems, that really should be solved in the future.
In my point of view JiFile has two big disadvantages:
First it has no integrated ACL system. Every file is public, and so the results can be very dramatic, if you want to use sensitive files, that only some user should be able to see. For instance if you use Joomla for a intranet etc. You can implement a homebrewn solution via the JiFile search plugin, but this should be standard. Second if you index many documents you will feel the disadvantage of the old fashioned search algorithm. The effect is a very long waiting time when you seach for JiFile indexed data (up to more than a minute). So with one project I had to exclude the JiFile search plugin from the default results, because the time of waiting wasn´t accepptable.
On the other hand JiFile is freeware and the developer is giving a good support to their customers. That´s why I give four stars to it, although the two problems I mentioned can be criterions for exclusion for more ambitious joomla projects.
thanks for your review, this is very important for us. We appreciate receive a comment that describe also the weaknesses on which to work. This help us to improve this project.
For the first problem, we started to develop a process for the management of the ACL of the documents, we think to release this new feature in the coming months.
For the second problem, JiFile uses "Lucene Search Engine", and for improve response times in searches, you need configure correctly JiFile for optimize the process of the "Indexing" and improve your search time.
If you want you can contact us for more information and find a good configuration for improve your search time.
There are a lot of bits that need to be glued together to make this work and this extension takes care of all that.
Very pleased with the response.