"Base Variants/Portals" (alternative solution to Advanced Permissions)

The issue with advanced permissions is that there is no one-sized fits all option and it could become problematic in creating tons of permissions issues, an issue that doesn’t plague Airtable, unlike other software.

Variant/Portals are available from the Workspace Level, and you simply right click the base and “Create New Variant/Portal”.

A Variant/Portal in my mind should be the current Universe Viewer, but the App container is replaced with an editable view (Example: https://airtable.com/universe/expXxeF1d59Cznqrp/britannicas-digital-content-management-system?explore=true), and Creators can edit/hide Tabs/Views

i.e. a duplicate of the base that syncs… (to me, and I think others it would still be useful even if it was necessary to lock the base from having new fields if a Variant/Portal relating to the base existed.)

In my mind this is better than permissions as no user-level permissions need to be added to AT, just invite the correct users to the correct Variant/Portal relating to the correct base

While this is a third-party solution, you might find good use of Airtportal which effectively does what you want: https://airportal.app/

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