Any status about this? I miss it heavily. Notion, Clickup, Coda and others have this and it’s because is super handy. Even with limited amount of users that share publicly their environment on these tools, we can see that most “data views” (tables, kanbans, etc) are accompanied by something on top.
Some use cases for myself at least:
- give description or details about a view - handy for new users
- give details on how to use / process/ add new data and how to maintain it. When you have many views and databases, you forget how you wanted to organize that piece of information if you’re not using it often. Creating separate documents on the sidebar for each view doesn’t work well as you/your users won’t read them when they’re getting back to work on that view and second, it bloats the sidebar.
- use it like some sort of mini-dashboard/quick links to other stuff related to that view, either internal or external. That’s extremely useful to organize information.
I don’t know how the app is built, but from what I saw in the last year, it shouldn’t be hard to add an expandable rich text field on top of the view, below title. You can keep it like it’s now for everyone and give a toggle to the rest, to show hide it, or expand/collapse it.
I know about the blocks feature, the ability to embed views inside docs, which is amazing, but this is different as most people will still use views, people won’t create a second document to embed an existing view just for that.
Personally I think this will also have a positive impact on new user adoption, especially ones looking to migrate or alternatives to existing tools.