I've got a fairly good collection of electronic parts/ICs.
It's not unusual for me to buy a set of parts for several projects, then work on some part of project, then put the remaining parts away. Later, I'm not sure what project they were originally acquired for, or worse I might rebuy similar parts or not be 100% sure I have in 'inventory'.
What do you use or recommend or keep track of electronic parts? Digikey and octopart have a way to store parts but it's not really an inventory or notekeeping system.
The ideals system looks a little like Octopart's part manager but understands that I already own these parts and allows me to put a note on why I bought this part and a quantity (and perhaps where I ordered it from before). It would understand a 'wish list' for future projects and perhaps the notion of a project itself. I could just use a plain excel file (or even wordpad file) but I like the integration with datasheets.
Does something like this already exist?