Fred / Alfresco Desktop

Solution Name: 
Fred / Alfresco Desktop
Works with Alfresco: 
4.0, 3.4, 3.3

SIMPLE-SMART-SWIFT. Fred brings ECM closer to your users. It looks like MS Explorer and acts like Alfresco. You can drag & drop anything, including documents, emails and attachments, URL’s in and out of Fred. Super-fast browsing and preview (incl e-mail). The Fred design aims to reach zero training for the end user.

Fred is an easy-to-use window boosting Alfresco for your End-users. It provides a smooth integration of Alfresco ECM with the desktop working environment of your end-user. It allows you to easily handle your documents with any desktop application (MS Explorer, MS Office, Open Office, …) and archive your emails (Outlook, Thunderbird…).

Fred supports the day-to-day handling of documents and does it very intuitive and super-fast. It guides the users on the input of metadata and supports corporate document templates for the creation of new documents.

Fred helps the mind shift of the users from their C drive to the centralized document repository on Fred/Alfresco. Reducing the time to search and handle documents with 50% makes it more attractive to work with Fred.

Additionally Fred works the same way both on your local network and outside the office. Fred is fun to work with.

  • Win7 Explorer style, with super-fast browsing
  • Navigate through Alfresco: tree view, sorting of metadata columns, multiple previews, …
  • Easily add and move documents: drag and drop into and out of Fred, copy link, clone document, create new document from a list of corporate templates, …
  • Lock, edit and save in two clicks with synchronization between local disk and Alfresco server, view working copies.
  • Archive your emails and send a document as attachment or a link to document or folder directly from Fred.
  • Add/Edit metadata easily, support of field constraints, categories, …
  • Managing folder structure and content: create, move, delete, set root folder.
  • Sophisticated search: look for a name, format, creator, metadata, Alfresco URL… and filter and group the results.
  • Quality assistance to your users: duplication check, versioning, preview, paste as shortcut, …
  • Multiple column views: per document type, edit and save custom column views.
  • Fully Respects Alfresco access control. Admin function: view folder permissions and view user permissions.
  • Configuration possible at user level and corporate level.
Server side: see Alfresco ECM requirements
Client side: Windows XP, Vista, Win 7
Requires Additional Server Software Installation
Requires Desktop Software Installation
Licensing Model: 
Version History: 
Fred 2.0, 19th April 2012
Support Option: 
Supported by Partner
Support Contact(s): 

Peter Morel
+32 478 217820