Document indexing - Search inside uploaded files

With Joomlatools Connect you can search for text inside DOCman files. Searching indexed files is supported through Smart Search, good old Joomla search, or DOCman's built-in search.

We supports over 20 different file types:

  • Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
  • Image files (JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, RAW)
  • Microsoft Office (DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX)
  • Open Document Format (ODT, ODS, ODP, ODG, ODC)
  • Text files (TXT, RTF, TSV, TAB)

DOCman files will be indexed on our servers. Indexing happens automatically on upload and will only take a few minutes.


  1. Download the package from our Support Center.
  2. Install using Joomla's Extensions Manager.
  3. Existing and new files will be indexed automatically.

Note: Only available for Business and Agency subscribers.

Public website

Indexing will only work on a public website, not on a localhost installation. This is because we needs to reach your Joomla site to deliver the results.

For testing on a localhost installation use ngrok to expose your local server to the internet.

Privacy & Security

All communication between your application and our servers is encrypted using industry standard SSL/TLS. There is no option to communicate over insecure channels so there shouldn't be any room for error on this part.

We recommend that your application uses an SSL/TLS encrypted endpoint to receive this payload in a secure way but this is up to you and your specific needs.

Intermediate files

In the process indexing your files some intermediate copies are created on our worker servers. This is unavoidable since our servers need to be able to read the files to produce the machine-encoded text from them.

We only store file name, size, type and other statistics to help us monitor and improve the service. None of your file content is persisted in any of our databases at any point.