Datasheets2 is a simple datasheet/document/PDF organizer that allows you to quickly search your collection and open specific files.
This is a port of my original Datasheets Indexer utility, which was written in Delphi/Pascal. I no longer write Pascal, and much prefer C#+WPF for my utility apps!
Place the executable in a directory containing documents.
Drag'n'drop documents onto the window to add documents to your library (Tip: Hold CTRL to move instead of copy)
Type your keyword and press ENTER to open the first matching document.
If no document is found in your library, and you have configured online search, the keyword will initiate a search for the datasheet using the configured search providers (See below)
By default Datasheets2 does not perform online searches to protect your privacy.
You can configure the app by editing
Datasheets2.exe.config, which should be
placed next to the exe. If you rename the exe, you must also rename this file.
Octopart Online Search
Datasheets2 can search Octopart for datasheets, but to do this you will need to
register for your own API key and enable it in
<!-- Whether online search should be allowed (true/false) --> <add key="AllowOnlineSearch" value="true"/> <!-- Third-party search providers to use for datasheet lookup. This requires AllowOnlineSearch=true --> <add key="SearchProviders" value="OctopartAPI"/> <!-- If you want to enable the Octopart search provider, you need an API key --> <add key="OctopartApiKey" value="12345678"/>
You can also enable other online search providers by specifying their names in the SearchProviders setting. To see available search providers, look at the default config