July 15, 2021

Deployment Time: 02:59 PM PST

Features & Enhancements

Item Description
Features Filtering is leaving the preview program and entering general availability.

Deployed to 100% of free users and 30% of paid users.

Bug Fixes


Rollout changes

Item Description
Floating action buttons (FAB) now have tooltips displaying the action name. New: Deployed to all

Previous: 100% free users and 50% of paid users.

Preview announcements

The AppSheet Preview program lets app creators try out new app features that are not yet fully supported. Learn how to participate in the AppSheet preview program for app client features.

  • Filtering is leaving the preview program and entering general availability. Deployed to 100% of free users and 30% of paid users.

What's currently available in the Preview program?

Item Description
Feature Table view

Table View now supports freezing the first column while scrolling horizontally. For details, see Freezing the first Column of a Table View - in Preview Program.

Feature Chart Editor

App Creators can now make use of our new chart editor and the new and improved charts it can create. Learn more.

Feature Filters in AppSheet applications
  • App users can now filter items from a collection of records based on column values. The feature is available both on mobile devices and desktop computers. Learn more.
  • In the Search box, you can now filter by label.
  • Strings in the filtering interface, such as Done, Clear, Contains, and so on, can now be localized under UX > Localize.
  • In filtering, Yes/No attributes now support custom Yes/No display values.
  • App users can now search by columns of type EnumLists.
  • The search bar has been moved to the right on large displays for filtering.
  • Add new strings from the filtering UI to the Localize options. Strings such as "Has attachment" and "Start date" are included.

New code seemed to arrive to my whole account. Now we see tooltips for action in overlay position.

I tested with my mobile phone. Keep pressing down action icon. We see tooltips on mobile view as well.



I noticed this too and mentioned it in this comment:

My impression is that overlay actions are currently working quite well but that inline actions still have some problems. I don’t know if AppSheet can transfer the adjustments they’ve made on overlay actions easily to inline actions, but I hope so.

If I have a situation where I want to put lots of links or actions on a single page, I’ll make them inline actions because overlay and display-prominently actions soon fill up the screen. Because I have a lot of inline actions, I’m very keen to know if there are any short-term plans to make inline actions function as overlay actions now do. If not, I need to go through them one-by-one to deactivate the tooltips. :frowning:

Also, I really want a global “on/off” setting for tooltips!!


Yes , we defiintely need this, but we actually need 1) Global setting to on/off toggle 2) Per action basis to toggle on / off.


I have an app with lots and lots of inline actions. Since I don’t like the buggy appearance of the tooltips in inline actions I’m going through them one by one to turn them off with Appearance → Display name set a follows:

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When the Tooltips function is improved, I may need to go back and change all of them again to take advantage of the function. :frowning: