Yes, Tina has done a great job with the Open Paperless user interface. Open Paperless uses Mayan EDMS as a base and build a different user interaction on top of it but it is essentially the same backend code. Things that work on Open Paperless should work on Mayan EDMS too and vice versa.
Mayan is officially available from the Python Package Index and as a Docker image. Installation instructions are available here: https://docs.mayan-edms.com/topics/installation.html
Mayan is free software and available free of charge. We started doing a Professional but with the acquisition of Open Paperless we are pivoting to consolidate all the different code bases.
- Mayan EDMS is the main repository. It is free software (Apache 2 license) and free of charge. No restrictions on user accounts, document count, etc. Community support.
- Mayan EDMS Pro is a commercial version with SLA support, and professional UI and specialized features for the enterprise like storage encryption, zone OCR, etc. Sold as a yearly subscription in a tier system. We did a soft launch to be mindful of the number of licenses sold and not overextend
our user base.
- Open Paperless was started by Tina Zhou last year. It is a fork of Mayan with a new user interface for home users. It removes some apps typically used in the enterprise but have little of no use for home users like the workflows, smart links, digital signatures, etc. This version is smaller, faster, uses simpler deployment strategy (only single host, multi host deployments are not possible). The UI focuses on reduction of mouse travel and clicks needed to get things done. Uses almost the same backend code.
We now have 3 code bases: 1 free, 2 commercial. Our goal is to merge the best of all and end up with no more than 2 code bases: 1 free and 1 commercial, avoid fragmentation and keep the best features available to all users with having to install different versions.