To try and explain what I'd like to find (which I had thought not readily doable in a sound-bite), I posted a rather lengthy question earlier today that was closed for being off-topic. One person suggested that I
distill down your question to something answerable without giving us your life story. Focus on a technical aspect of the software.
which I think I've now done, and I'd like to see it reopened if the only problem was the length.
I realize that it's certainly a software-rec question which I saw another post on meta about. That author tried to make their question less "software-reccy" and thereby got it reopened. I'm not sure if I've made my question any less "software-reccy" as after all, I am indeed looking for software recommendations. However, I have made the question less lengthy. Does it qualify for reopening now? Or are all software-rec questions somehow implicitly off-topic here?