while using joomla, i have tested so many components that i fear soon, i’ll forget everything about them. below are my feelings so when i have to use them next time, i’ll waste less time in searching and more time in getting output
Image Galleriessimple image gallery pro is best for creating run time thumbnails and works as mambot
FPS (front page slide show) extremly decent for front page artwork showcase, only drawback is you need to enter slides manually. still worth it.
Video Galleriesseyret is best video component available out there, super good.
xe-video gallery v3, looks more good then above :)
Boards/Forumsfireboard is best even i was unable to remove the “register button”
PMS (online project management)project fork is best and was extremly helpful because only component to help / allow manage groups
News Letter Signupletterman was which i choose from rest, simple, easy and usefull ( kees these separate from registered users)
BLOGmojo wasn't as good as myBlog was.
FORMSphilAform was most suitable for me, simple , visual and easy to setup
will keep adding more
update: next year
recently i had to finalize logo for kids channel and we had so much options.
i had studied different methods / solutions. as i had to consider team votings so i found HOT OR NOT2 to be best possible solution. it is one of the best, it lets easily users to vote everything and add comments, which was very helpful
i recently, had to do some surveys online ( my company 500+ ppl in office) to collect feedback
i consider lots of different extensions / components. major conclusions are mentioned below
some components which seems good are $ based. even major have feedback agisnst them
just like dotProject best product on PM available for free as huge/ massive open source product
company named LimeWire ((http://www.limesurvey.org)) has done lot of useful work to help everyone.
such a nice and decent stuff.
typical problem with beginner / simple users like me is not liking of separate application and digesting the headache of management this. so impressive thing is i found same software ported / implemented in joomla by one of pious and genius guy on earth. and just like other gurus, he has shared it for free.
component named was "joo survey" and definitely one of best possible thing as per my needs
huge thanks to guy