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Too bad Airtable Extensions not available on mobile apps yet. I searched just to see what comes up and here I found this post in Airtable Support Docs talking about the differences between desktop and mobile. 

I don't quite understand what the explanation means under "Extensions". Here is what is says about availability of Extensions for mobile with a comparison table:

Use a share link for a whole base in your device's browser to view all the extensions in the base.

https://support.airtable.com/docs/differences-between-the-desktop-and-mobile-versions

What share link?  Is it standard share link to the table?  I don't see any share links to extensions.  Does it mean I can share the extension and access the shared view on mobile browser and then run the extension from the mobile browser simply from the shared link?

 

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itoldusoandso
10 - Mercury
10 - Mercury

Nevermind, I found it. You can share the whole table and also include extensions to be available with the share. I didn't know that !! 

That's pretty good and significant. I don't know if I just discovered the wheel but had no idea it's possible.

Now I can use Airtable as Anki replacement to learn languages or anything.

The 2 extensions I use:

https://support.airtable.com/docs/flashcard-extension

https://support.airtable.com/docs/name-quiz-extension

The only annoyance with the Name Quiz extension is I can't configure the time-out and after every time-out or error, it takes me to the "Game-over" screen, rather than allowing me to continue the quiz.

For Name Quiz pictures I use the Pexels extension to search and attach pictures. Not perfect but it does the job okay. 

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itoldusoandso
10 - Mercury
10 - Mercury

Nevermind, I found it. You can share the whole table and also include extensions to be available with the share. I didn't know that !! 

That's pretty good and significant. I don't know if I just discovered the wheel but had no idea it's possible.

Now I can use Airtable as Anki replacement to learn languages or anything.

The 2 extensions I use:

https://support.airtable.com/docs/flashcard-extension

https://support.airtable.com/docs/name-quiz-extension

The only annoyance with the Name Quiz extension is I can't configure the time-out and after every time-out or error, it takes me to the "Game-over" screen, rather than allowing me to continue the quiz.

For Name Quiz pictures I use the Pexels extension to search and attach pictures. Not perfect but it does the job okay. 

stenkate
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

@itoldusoandso May I ask how you were able to share the extenions together with the base? I'm experiencing a challenge where the script extension code is overwritten when copying a base from a share link. See:
https://community.airtable.com/t5/base-design/script-extension-code-overwritten-with-default-code-wh...

itoldusoandso
10 - Mercury
10 - Mercury

If you are sharing the extension with editing abilities then the only way to do it is to share the whole base with somebody who becomes an editor and will open the base in their account. If you are sharing the extension with view only abilities (as the 2 extensions mentioned above, actually only one because Airtable shut down the name quiz extension), you can do that by sharing the the whole base and ticking the checkbox switch for sharing extensions with the base (not possible just share the table only and the extension). Once you get the link, table will open and you open and maximize the extension you want to see. If you notice the URL chages, not he URL includes the specific extension ID. You can copy that URL and share the link. The viewer will open the link and the specific extension will open up maximized.

If you are sharing the link with yourself and not accessing publicly, you can open maximize the extension and copy the link. Now you can save the link as bookmark or as quick link somewhere.

 

Alternatively, if all you are looking for is to be able to quickly jump to the extension then you can put the sole extension in the dashboard and share the link to dashboard same way as above.

 

I like tweak things so I  have another table that summarizes all my extension links and I convert it to HTML view using a formula. I am using then the code to get the links to show in the HMLT/Vebview extension. So I have links to extensions listed as a mini web-page in the HTML extension and when I click them they expand. This is a quick trick to quickly access extensions without having to load all of them.

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stenkate
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Thanks @itoldusoandso for your reply. I indeed used the "ticking the checkbox switch for sharing extensions with the base", but overlooked the option in the extension's advanced tab to "show code in public shared"

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