To create a new view, start by opening up the view menu and going down to the section labelled "Create...", then clicking on the option for the type of view you'd like to create. If your view creation section is collapsed you will need to expand it by first clicking on the word "Create..." in the bottom left hand portion of the view sidebar.
With the view creation section open, you can hover over each of the view options for a brief explanation of that view type.
Once you've created your new view you can name it, show/hide fields on it, filter out records, and order the records manually or by sorting them.
The attributes of a grid view that can be saved for that individual view include:
When you aren't creating a new view, you can gain a little more screen real estate by collapsing the "Create" section of the view sidebar.
After you've created a few views, you can switch between them easily by selecting views from the view switcher. Note that you can toggle the view switcher using the keyboard shortcut ⌘ ⇧ K (command + shift + K).