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  1. Feature - Add file encryption to the files

    Add file encryption to the files stored in the dataDir folder so that a special hash would be used to encrypt/decrypt the files inside OpenDocMan. This would make the files un-readable by other users of the server where the files reside. There could be issues where the files would be encrypted and then the key lost, therefore losing the files. Would need to figure out a good way of handing this.

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    • Allow quick e-mail sharing of document

      After finding a document, allow quick sharing (via e-mail), with the document's direct download path included in the e-mails body.
      This allows for example a technical support guy to send a programming manual quickly to a client, with a one button click after finding it.

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      • 16 votes
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        • Mobile app for OpenDocMan users

          Create a mobile app that would allow end-users to view files

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          • Maintain Documents versions along with revision history, to allow checking old documents before they were revised

            Some documents are sent out to customers and may be used as a template, for example lets say i have some manuals / brochures/ technical specification sheets / drawings, which have already been sent to some customers or used for references, now if they are checked out and checked in with a revision ( say even a spelling correction), the old version of document may be required in future would be lost to new revision, it should be preferably optional, where you can select such document version to be maintained or not.
            And the versions maintained this way would turn…

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            • Add a project field that can be added on the fly when a file is uploaded and can be used to group the files for a specific project together

              We create a group of files for each of the projects we produce. While they are distinct from each other (and from all the other files) they belong together. It would be nice to have a field that could be used to add a - or choose an existing - "group" or "project" as a file is being uploaded to help keep them together. This field should also be searchable.

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              • Allow document versions independent of revision

                Allow a document version number to be provided at time of upload, and to be displayed on the home page.
                Versions can take different formats (different to the revision number, which simply indexes the number of check-ins). Eg, version 0.1, 0.2, 1.1, 1.2 etc.
                One major advantage of a DMS is to keep track of whether the current version you have (eg printed hardcopy) is the latest version. It would be good to be able to simply check the version printed on the title page of the document vs that listed on the home page of the DMS. Thanks.

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                • Feature - Store files with true filename

                  Store files with their true file name. In case of clashes, add postfix. Make sure this feature is worked on at the same time as the "file renaming" feature.

                  12 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                  • Use DB layer to support more databases

                    More and more people are using PostgreSql instead of MySql. So it would be nice to support more than one database backend.

                    Also from an developer standpoint it would be nice to design a system which is more flexible and isn't necessarily tied to one piece of software

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                    • Enable Bulk Downloading

                      Allow bulk downloading of files. Title was changed from "Enable Bulk Upload/Download" because we already have a request for bulk upload.

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                      • Allow files to be stored on LAN server

                        Instead of hosting the files on the internet, an organisation should be able to utilise their own server in storing their files.
                        That way it would only be accessible within the organisation, AND without internet.

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                        • Feature - mandatory password change at first login

                          The admin can add users with a standard password, at first login will be mandatory to change it.

                          10 votes
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                          • Barcode Recognition

                            add to searchable fields

                            9 votes
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                            • Add feature to use Google Drive, Dropbox, etc., as backend "cloud based" storage.

                              Use Google Drive, Dropbox, Box.net, etc for storage of files tracked by the system.

                              9 votes
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                              • Multiple categories to the same document (different than sub-categories)

                                The ability to assign multiple categories to the same document. This would add flexibility to document management.

                                9 votes
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                                • Add Open Document Format mime types by default

                                  Add the following mime-types so that Libre Office and Open Office documents are supported.

                                  Draw chart - application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.chart
                                  Draw chart template - application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.chart-template
                                  Math formula - application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.formula
                                  Math formula template application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.formula-template
                                  Draw graphic - application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.graphics
                                  Draw graphic template - application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.graphics-template
                                  application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.image
                                  application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.image-template
                                  Impress presentation - application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation
                                  Impress presentation template - application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation-template
                                  Calc spreadsheet - application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet
                                  Calc spreadsheet template - application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet-template
                                  Writer text document - application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text
                                  Writer text document master - application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text-master
                                  Writer text document template - application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text-template
                                  Writer html document - application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text-web

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                                  • automated file adding from a scanner using header or OCR part of the document scanned

                                    using a header document followed by document(s) scanned to be stored using criteria on the header like " department , category , specific place (like staff file for administration)

                                    9 votes
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                                    • Extend Search Feature

                                      Extended search feature:
                                      Boolean search for multiple words/phrases with the use of ‘AND – OR’ statements.
                                      EXAMPLE: perform search in description and comment fields for:
                                      1- Teenage Mothers (single phrase search - currently implemented)
                                      2- Mothers ‘AND’ Teenage
                                      3- Mothers ‘OR’ Teenage

                                      9 votes
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                                      • Document Change Request

                                        Users see problems with documents but there is no way to easily tell the owner about the problem. The DCS should embody continuous improvement.

                                        A related problem in a new DCS is that there is a need for a document but now way to create the demand and route it to a user.

                                        I have a flowchart. I'll email.

                                        8 votes
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                                        • Feature - Email Template Editor

                                          Add a new Email Template Editor that would allow administrators to edit the various email messages sent out through the system (new user, new file, reviewed file, etc).

                                          8 votes
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