FidoCadJ is an easy to use graphical editor, with a library of electrical symbols and footprints (traditional and SMD). It aims to be an agile and effective small EDA tool for hobbyists. FidoCadJ stores its drawings in a compact text format, practical for the copy and paste in newsgroups and forums: this has determined its success on the Usenet and in numerous communities. FidoCadJ is multi-platform and runs on MacOSX, Linux and Windows
A multiplatform vector drawing program with a complete library of electronic symbols. Schematics and drawings are stored in a very compact text format. There is no netlist concept behind the drawings (so no simulation here, sorry!) but this allows a great graphical flexibility and ease of use, making FidoCadJ the perfect tool for exchange sketches in forum and newsgroup discussions with a few clicks. Drawings can be exported in several graphic formats, such as pdf.
FidoCadJ – Simple and intuitive 2D vector drawing for electronics and not only - [Link]
A good program for organizing electronic parts (not limited to components) is called GcStar. GcStar is very customizable, you can add the fields and categories you want, pictures of the component, etc.
GcStar personal collections manager - [Link]
Many users often request if there are any tools that can simplify library part creation. Make-symbol-device-package-bsdl.ulp is one of those tools, it can parse a BSDL file and automatically create a part for you, device, symbol, package everything in just a few clicks. It’s one of the more sophisticated ULPs that ship with EAGLE and can be used to speed up part creation especially with high-pin count components such as FPGA and large microcontrollers. Most manufacturers such as TI and Microchip provide BSDL files for their parts. This is also one of two ULPs that come with a manual you can find it in the doc folder of your EAGLE installation. [via]
Eagle Quick Tip: Simplify library part creation - [Link]
An open source graphical electronic parts organizer: [via]
ICDBNavigator Electronic parts organizer - [Link]
Here is a great list of some Eagle tips on dangerousprototypes.com. Check it out..
Cadsoft Eagle tips and tricks - [Link]
Tinkercad is the easy way to turn your idea into a professional 3D CAD model in just a few minutes.
Tinkercad is an easy-to-use 3D CAD tool - [Link]
Revolutionizing electronic design and building the largest open hardware community on the web
circuits.io – Free circuit editor in your browser - [Link]
This is an open source electrontube catalogue. Its database contents base type, pin-out and some parameters of components. This database is refreshing continuously. If you are on-line and new version is available, Tubes upgrades database. Or you can download it from homepage and install manually.
electrontubes – Electrontube catalogue - [Link]
If you store your widgets in systematic, this application helps to find quickly the wanted items. It is a little and fast application for search in your database. If you will use it often put it to StartUp folder. There is on the system tray in minimized state. Click on icon to open search window.
StReg – Component catalog Application - [Link]