I've had a quick read through this thread and I'm not entirely sure if I've missed this, but has anyone suggested a "reverse ARL" sort of functionality ?
Something along the lines of recipe tool tips listing the characters that could use the recipe. It becomes especially useful when storing things on alts, or using bank characters etc, you can simply mouse over a pattern/design/etc and it would list all of your characters (that had up to date ARL scans) that could use/need said pattern ?
Especially frustrating for me atm as I have a stack of cooking patterns on a bank character, which I have to mail to each of my alts in turn, learning all they can, then passing them onto the next, to work out which characters need what.
Sorry if this is a repeated idea, or there is another addon that does it already, but I thought it would be a very useful feature for ARL if you feel so inclined to add it.
You want Altaholic. It does exactly this and more.