Lightweight document management system
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Web interface

Web interface

Android application

Android documents list Android navigation Android document details Android document actions

What is Docs?

Docs is an open source, lightweight document management system.

Docs is written in Java, and may be run on any operating system with Java support.


  • Responsive user interface
  • Optical character recognition
  • Support image, PDF, ODT and DOCX files
  • Flexible search engine
  • Full text search in all supported files
  • All Dublin Core metadata
  • 256-bit AES encryption of stored files
  • Tag system with nesting
  • User/group permission system
  • Hierarchical groups
  • Audit log
  • Comments
  • Storage quota per user
  • Document sharing by URL
  • RESTful Web API
  • Fully featured Android client
  • Tested to 100k documents


The latest release is downloadable here: in WAR format. You will need a Java webapp server to run it, like Jetty or Tomcat

How to build Docs from the sources

Prerequisites: JDK 7 with JCE, Maven 3, Tesseract 3.02

Docs is organized in several Maven modules:

  • docs-core
  • docs-web
  • docs-web-common

First off, clone the repository: git clone git:// or download the sources from GitHub.

Launch the build

From the root directory:

mvn clean -DskipTests install

Run a stand-alone version

From the docs-web directory:

mvn jetty:run

Build a .war to deploy to your servlet container

From the docs-web directory:

mvn -Pprod -DskipTests clean install

You will get your deployable WAR in the docs-web/target directory.


Docs is released under the terms of the GPL license. See COPYING for more information or see