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What advancements in cubing software would you like to see?

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With the development of a large number of cubing related websites and apps over the past few years, what more software/tools would you like to see? Any new ideas?
 
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While there are Command Line Solvers for Algorithm construction, I think there is a bit of a need for nice (G)UIs for them

I am personally dreaming of a AlgDB.net-like Database for Blindsolving Algorithms but that's something I might do myself one day
 
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While there are Command Line Solvers for Algorithm construction, I think there is a bit of a need for nice (G)UIs for them

I am personally dreaming of a AlgDB.net-like Database for Blindsolving Algorithms but that's something I might do myself one day
Ooh nice. I personally think an online cube explorer with algs optimized for all events for custom cases so that could be useful
 

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I'd just like to see them centralized under one umbrella so that the cubers who don't actively search for cubing software every week can keep track of all of the resources
 
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Ooh nice. I personally think an online cube explorer with algs optimized for all events for custom cases so that could be useful
I am uncertain if what I say is still true(I have reasons to share it, though) but optimal solutions are a too demanding task for online processing(I was reading this years ago which is why you shouldn't believe me)

I'd just like to see them centralized under one umbrella so that the cubers who don't actively search for cubing software every week can keep track of all of the resources
Which is what the Cubing Software Page at the Wiki is for. Or would be if we'd actually keep it updated
 
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Apart from the standard timers, alg set trainers, simulators, and solvers, are there any innovative ideas?
Very niche thing in a very niche hobby, but I've had a proof of concept brewing for some time for a shared relational database for letter pair images. Finding and collecting good images has been a time consuming activity for me personally. There are multiple resources on the web including a good shared spreadsheet but I envision a shared database where you could simply search for "TQ", get a list of vetted images other people are using, and add them to your own list with a single click.

Finding time for yet one more hobby project is difficult but I do have something functional for my own use that is far better than the old Google spreadsheet I started with. Some time this year I'll put together a post about this and start getting some public brainstorming going. There are a lot of requirements in my mind, including supporting any language and a tagging system to aid in filtering things like PAO, language and cultural preferences, etc.
 
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I really just want an actually useable version of KSolve in cube explorer format. HARCS and CE are good to use, but alg explorer, if possible, could be built into cube explorer. I know that their separate pieces of software, but it'd be cool.
 
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