I am searching for an open source document management system to:

  • Add my GIS (Geographic information System) documents.
    (All kinds of files: .shp ,.mdb, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, .gdb, .tiff, .bmp, .dwg)
  • Store them on cloud storage (I don't have my own server).
  • No space limit or document number limit.
  • Backup and restore my documents.
  • Document workflows.
  • Email notification for each change.
  • Version control.
  • Operate on Windows 7 and 8.
  • I don't need sharing and authorization options

I found OpenKM, Dokmee, Zoho Docs, LogicalDOC, NOOMAC Document File Manager, EisenVault, and Doccept but these are all not free.

Where can I find a free open source one?

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    As you may have seen (check the edit history) we keep editing your question text. From now on, please write better questions.
    – user416
    Oct 5, 2016 at 7:27
  • Possible duplicate of Minimalist Document Management System
    – CJM
    Oct 5, 2016 at 13:10
  • What about using Google Drive?
    – Michael S.
    Mar 19, 2017 at 15:40

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I found Kimios DMS and SeedDMS winch is continuation of a project known as LetoDMS. the Kimios DMS is written in Java so you'll need to run it on Tomcat, Jboss or a compatible application server that can run jsp. SeedDMS is a Php app. both of these will run on windows that being said most of the software of this kind is web based these days.


Nowadays, open-source document management system has become a necessity for every organization to manage its documents with utmost efficiency. Using an open source document management software, you can keep your organization’s documents digitally. An efficient DMS acts as an organized electronic filing cabinet.

Benefits of having an open source DMS in your business:

  • Supports multiple file types
  • Created for both the individual user and departmental purposes
  • Automated document review process
  • Efficient push notification feature
  • Controllable access control for each individual file
  • Meeting Management
  • Advanced searching option by category, department, user or by scanning the entire document
  • Locating files is quick and easy
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    This doesn't look like an answer to the question. What is your recommendation to use?
    – albert
    Jul 19, 2021 at 12:45
  • Welcome Aarathi. Your post is a bit confusing. What software are you specifically recommending? Are you recommending Paperlez, to which you embedded a link? If so, is it open source? Please make your recommendation clear. Also, if you have any affiliation with Paperlez whatsoever, please include that information clearly in your answer. Thank you, and again, welcome. Jul 19, 2021 at 13:55
  • Not sure whether this is spam or simply not an answer.
    – Chenmunka
    Jul 19, 2021 at 15:22

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