June 9, 2021

Release notes: June 9, 2021

Deployment Time: 12:23 PM PST

Features & Enhancements

Item Description
Enhancement Adjusted gray text color in dark theme for higher contrast.

Some places that use gray text, like Form View input labels, were reported to have inadequate contrast. Deployed to all.

Enhancement Chart Views now respect set Display Names for the chart title.

Previously when a user set a display name for a chart view, that display name was only respected on the navigation, and not as the title above the chart itself.

Enhancement Special characters are no longer allowed in the App name when copying an app. This matches the behavior used when creating an App.

Bug Fixes

Item Description
Bug An issue was fixed where action buttons would sometimes have a redundant tooltip.

This change removes redundant tooltips that were appearing alongside prominent actions that already had a visible label. It also rolls back action button tooltips to free users only. The FAB tooltips will continue to roll out to premium users and have not been rolled back.

Deployed to 100% of free users and 50% of paid users.

An issue was fixed where Ref-type image labels were too small in some contexts. Deployed to all.
Bug An issue was fixed where an account alert showed for Workspace Enterprise customers when such an alert should not have appeared. Deployed to all.
Bug An issue was fixed where when image and text were present in a group header, they were not aligned properly. Deployed to all.
Bug An issue was fixed that prevented the download of uncommon file types, such as .x_t, with Google Drive as the app provider. Deployed to 1% of free users.

Rollout changes


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.

  • No new preview features were released today.

What's currently available in the Preview program?

Item Description
Feature Google BigQuery data source

For details, see the official announcement on the AppSheet Community.

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.

What jargon is this???


FAB = Floating Action button

It’s a Google Material Design Term


As one of the people who expressed concern about the redundant tooltips, I’d like to thank you for this improvement. I would also like to note that several tooltip issues I have raised are still unresolved. I hope they are being looked at. Thanks!

Tooltip issues I raised:

The issues I raised in this post all have to do with how tooltips work (or don’t work) on smartphones.

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Is it me or has the ToolTips feature fallen off the release notes? I don’t see it listed under the Preview Program feature list in the release notes, nor do I see the option anywhere in my paid account. I am most interested in enabling ToolTips on “Display Overlay” action buttons. What is the latest deployment status on this feature?


Hi Jamie – I brought this up with AppSheet engineering and am waiting for a response.


After the featurer was released for preview, we, community, provided with bunch of feedback.

We understand the feature was pulled back after that, so currently another construction should be going on to make it better.



Thank you Will!

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