Dropfiles, File Download Manager for Joomla

Get the most powerful yet easiest file manager for Joomla. Create and order file categories using drag'n drop  then load category or a single file directly in your content. Dropfiles brings you a lot of professional features to manage files: 1 click ordering, 4 responsive themes, advanced search and filtering, comprehensive file access limitation, download statistics, file backup and much more! 


Check the Dropfiles files manager frontend demo


Extension prices start from $34,
all included, unlimited websites


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Extension ready for  
Joomla 4!

This extension has a package compatible with Joomla 4 and Joomla 3. It has been fully tested with the new and latest Joomla 4 stable version, stay updated!


File Manager Themes: 4 Themes Included

Dropfiles File Manager theme

Four themes are included in the plugin but there's not just themes! They change the way you make your files available to your users. The included themes are standard file listing, Google Drive like, Table, and Accordion file tree. The system is also extremely flexible because you can apply a theme per category of files if you want.

A Design That Fit Your Theme

Usually when you add an extension to your Joomla website, what follows is an arduous process to apply a design that fits your Joomla template. This won't be the case anymore as you can apply your colors with a color picker and display or hide the file info that you want. Furthermore, the extension comes with the possibility to create an override theme in one click.
Dropfiles theme design

Easiest File Manager Ever

We mean it - it's really easy. It's essentially like managing files on your desktop file browser. For example you can change the order, change levels of file categories, move, copy and order files with drag'n drop. And everything is saved with AJAX - on the fly. Adding new files? Just drag'n drop one or multiple files.

Easiest File Manager Ever

Flexible and Advanced File Search Engine

Flexible and Advanced File Search Engine

Managing a massive amount of files goes with a powerful search engine. This is included in the plugin and in addition, you can generate multiple and custom search engines with filters like:

  • Full text search in documents (in word, pdf…) with auto-index of new documents on upload
  • Category of files filtering
  • File tag system displayed as checkbox or predictive search filters
  • Date of creation range filter
  • Date of update range filter
  • File preview in search results
  • File ordering by type, date, category on column title click

File Access Full Control (Joomla ACL)

When you manage files, you will always need to setup file access for users and it's always complex to do so. In Dropfiles, we've used Joomla native ACL in a smart way. Manage file visibility with a single click from the category or from the file and define file management rules based on actions (who is allowed to update, delete, edit, edit own files or even download it). Furthermore, it's possible to restrict the access to a file or a file category to a selection of Joomla users.
File Access Full Control
Frontend File Manager

Frontend File Manager

Dropfiles got dedicated features for the frontend file management. You can setup a dedicated menu to manage files from frontend that respects the user access and add a predefined upload form. Plus you got a frontend dedicated template for a comfortable file management

Import existing files

If you already have files on your server or if it's faster for you to send files through FTP, the file importer is for you. Select a file category on the left, make a file selection on the right and click on the import button, done your files are in Joomla.
Import existing files
Frontend File Manager

File Importer for: Docman, jDownloads, Edocman, Phoca Download

You can import files from Joomla extensions: Docman, jDownloads, Edocman and Phoca Download in no time. There's a dedicated import tool that will automatically import to files and more:

  • Category of files
  • Files and documents (Docman)
  • Files titles
  • File descriptions

One click update and file versioning

Updating and restoring files has never been so easy. You can update (or replace) an existing file with one click while you keep a backup of the old file version. Of course the old version can be restored in one click too. Furthermore, the plugin offers multi-categories: upload one file and add it to several files categories.
file versioning
File Download Statistics

File Download Statistics

A download statistics advanced dashboard is available from the Joomla admin (additionally to the Google Analytics event tracker). You can create your statistics graph and detailed view using filters: file category, single file selection, date range of the download.

Email Notification Based on Actions on Files

Email Notification Based on Actions on Files
A fully editable Email notification system is available when a user apply some action on files. You can notify file owner, file category owner, Joomla admin and add custom Email for notifications. Email notification can be activated on:
  • New file upload
  • File edition
  • File removal
  • File information edition
  • File is downloaded

Joomla files manager, live

All you can achieve with the Joomla File Manager

Dropfiles Extension Additional Features

Remote file download

Add a title, description and URL of a remote file and make it available for download like any other file. Remote file can also be a cloud link or any public file URL

File preview

Google Drive preview tool is integrated in the plugin for all file previews, but you can limit file previews by format. The previewer is also available in the file search engine and tracked in Google Analytics

User file repository

Dropfiles got several control over file management actions your users can do. That actions include file and categories modification, upload, deletion... So you can create a file repository per user or group

File tag system

Editing the same file multiple times because it's located in several file categories is a waste of time. Dropfiles alternative is to have a tag system, it's like placing a file in multiple categories.

File versioning

Once a file is updated (or replaced), the old version is automatically stored in the file history. The old version can be restored with one click and you can specify the maximum number of old versions to store

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is made easy by just enabling a setting. When activated an event will be triggered and you'll get report of file download and previews

File bulk download

Let your users download several files at a time, based on their custom selection. Then, a .zip is automatically generated. You can also add a button to download a complete file category with a single click

File upload form

Generate a custom file upload form and insert it anywhere in your website. Your users will be able to submit files and you can select the destination of the files in order to review them before publication

Clone theme & Custom theme

The plugin comes with 4 themes, but you can clone one of them and then manage it separately from the others. Your custom theme can be overridden in any way you want and won't be affected by updates

Dropfiles 3rd Party Extension Integrations

K2 Joomlaworks

Dropfiles has a dedicated integration with K2. Load Dropfiles files and categories in K2 extension

Load files in module

Load files and categories in Joomla native custom HTML modules or using the 2 Dropfiles dedicated modules

Work with all text editors

All the Dropfiles content can be managed from any text editor with a dedicated button and loaded in all Joomla content area.

Yootheme Pro

All files can be managed from Yootheme Pro page builder, directly from a text editor block

Can be used with SP Page Builder, Quix, Gantry, Joomlart and everywhere the Joomla content is called (almost everywhere)

Joomla CCK & other extensions

Can be used with SP Page Builder, Quix, Gantry, Joomlart and everywhere the Joomla content is called (almost everywhere)

category themes

Category themes

Files category themes all included: default, Google Drive like, table, and accordion tree

Extension translations

Community translations included, create your own in few clicks! More information >>

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Clients Testimonials & Ratings

Dropfiles Dropfiles - Joomla Files Manager
100 out of 100 based on 35 user ratings

Rating source: 35 user-submitted reviews at: Joomla.org