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 a tag system, it's like placing a file in multiple categories.
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 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
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
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
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
List your files in a large view to display files details or as a compact list if you manage a large amount of files
As files administrator you get an advanced search engine to quickly and easily find and edit your files. The search engine includes filters and file ordering
Each theme can be customized to fit your design. You can even duplicate an existing theme and customize it further, including by adding custom icons for files
Updating your files is a recurring action so you can update or replace a file with a click and instantly create a new version while keeping a backup of the old one
Dropfiles has a full text search engine. Searching through thousand of PDF content can take a lot of resources so we've included a system that pre-indexes the file content for instant results
As an administrator, you can perform actions on each file like copy/cut/paste or select and unselect multiple files at once and download a file
As an admin you can apply file filtering by category based file name, type, size, date added, date of update, version and number of hits
Ordering files for your users is a simple as clicking on a column header. Click on the ordering you want to apply (file name, type, size, date added, date of update, version, hits) and it's done!
All the files can be managed from a single responsive view where columns can be resized or hidden
You can generate a quick file link and copy/paste the URL wherever you want. All the file settings including access restriction will be applied
Include a breadcrumb as additional navigation to navigate through your file categories. This is a pretty good complementary tool to the folder tree file category navigation
Automatically crop file titles and descriptions to keep a nice file design listing
You can limit the file manager to certain file type. For example, you can exclude .exe files but allow .pdf files to be uploaded and downloaded
You can limit the file preview to certain file types. For example, you can exclude .doc files from the preview, but allow .pdf files to be opened
The max upload file size is not limited by your server settings. We use a library that allows the upload of huge files. However, you can still limit the file upload size from the settings
Dropfiles AJAX navigation is also optimized for SEO. Each file and categories generates URL and are fully readable and indexed by search engines (if allowed)
Dropfiles is also integrated with Joomla native search engine- so you can get files listed among other Joomla content
Dropfiles comes with a tool to setup Email notifications on certain file actions. You can use predefined tags to customize your Emails content, like the involved user’s username, the file name and the website URL...