Component Organizer (or CO for short) is a small, cross-platform and very easy to use application targeted at all those people who have electronics as (at least) an hobby. It’s main purpose is to avoid to google for the same datasheet hundreds of times or “hey I know I already downloaded that datasheet but I can’t find it now on my computer”, so you spend less time gathering information and have more time to look at the hardware. With Component Organizer you can easily search and manage your datasheets and application notes. You can as well manage your component’s stock and be alerted when it’s on low stock or without stock. A component can be an amplifier, a microcontroller, but also a development board, a compiler… All those things that have an heavy document describing it’s features and/or how it works. It doesn’t require installation and so it’s very portable. You can use it in a PEN drive or with Dropbox allowing your data to be always acessible.
Last but not the least… CO is open source! Feel free to contribute.
Windows: win7 (may work on other editions)
Linux: (binary version not available – yet; in the mean while you can build it yourself, it’s simple)
Mac OS: (binary version not available – yet; in the mean while you can build it yourself, it’s simple)
Source code is hosted on github. Some hints are provided on how to contribute. It’s simple, try it and fork it!
If you want to get started with some sample data (like the screenshot you can see on the top of this page) you can download it from here. Just overwrite the contents of your data folder with this one (make sure you are not running CO while you do that).