This beta is no longer in active development but is still available upon request. We recommend checking out our article on creating a sharable apps dashboard for more information on apps sharing.
As a part of the app share links and embedded apps beta, you can create a special type of base share link called an app share link that will show a read-only, fullscreen version of the app of your choice. This can be extremely useful for surfacing high-level insights and visualizations from your bases for a company wiki (like Confluence), or for creating an internal dashboard comprised of apps from a variety of different bases.
NOTEPlease be aware that as a type of base share link, an app share link gives anyone with access to the link the option to see every record in all of the tables in the base. Every app share link or embedded app will have a "Show data" button that will reveal all the records in all the tables in the base. If there is any sensitive information in your base please be extremely cautious when creating, distributing, and embedding app share links. For additional security, you may want to restrict access to the app share link with a password or by email domain.
Creating an app share link
To create an app share link, open up the apps side panel or dashboard, then mouse over the app you wish to share. You should see a share button appear next to the name of the app.
Clicking this button will bring up a dialog warning you that sharing this app will also share all of the tables in this base.
After clicking the Share app and all tables option, you'll be brought to a dialog box where you can see and configure the app share link. You can now send this share link to others, preview it for yourself, embed it into a website, and enable password or email domain restrictions if desired.
Viewing a shared app
When someone opens your share link, they'll see something like this:
Someone viewing your app share link can also see the records in all of the tables in all of your bases by clicking the Show data button in the top right corner.
Viewing all app share links in a base
You can also see an overview of every app share link in your base by going to the base share dialog and scrolling down to the bottom section labeled “Shared app links.” Clicking here will show you all of the base's active app share links.
Can I share just the information from a specific view the app is using?
No; because app share links are a special type of base share link (as opposed to a type of view share link), at the moment, you cannot choose to share just the information from a specific view on which an app is based.
Do app share links update in real time?
No; in order to see the latest data, the viewer of the app share link/embedded app will need to refresh the page.
How do I request access to this beta?
Please write in directly to firstname.lastname@example.org to request access.
What is the best use for this beta feature?
This is a vey experimental beta feature, and due to being able to view all of the information in a base through the share link, is best suited for internal use cases only.
What if I don't want to expose the contents of my entire base?
As a workaround, you can create a new base which uses a synced table from your current base. With synced tables, the "child" base receives a read-only subset of data from the "parent" base. As updates are made in the parent, they automatically update in the child base. You can then rebuild the app you want to share in the child base. This way, when an external viewer accesses the share link, there is no information in the underlying base.