I would like to give you a small preview of the upcoming SeaTable version 3.3 which is expected to be available by the end of November. One of the main focuses of 3.3 is the redesign of the formula editor. Here is a small foretaste of the new interface:
Hi, it looks good and I appreciate the greater flexibility it will offer. I notice from your preview that the help text is still grey and doesn’t stand out very well. I already wrote a post about this, about how users often ignored the text because it was “greyed out”. Hopefully, the update in 3.3 will be more distinct.
I am currently putting together a form in which the user is asked to fill in their ideas. I have opted for the “long text” option for the column. In the form on the user end, this is displayed as a grey box with the words “Edit text”. This could be confusing for the user as it doesn’t look like a form field. Also, to close the long text box after opening, the user simply needs to click away. This is an usual behaviour - the user would expect to click “save” or “close”. Perhaps add these two points to the list of improvements for the future?