Option field help text, a new image component, and attachment field options

Hey everyone, and happy New Year (if it’s not too late to say that) :wave:

Starting the year as we mean to continue, the Noloco team has some incredible features to announce, but keep an eye on this channel because we will be announcing some bigger and better updates very soon!

In this update we’ve got 3 new features that you can use today to improve your app, and a quick reminder at the end.

Let’s get into it.

Help Text on Option Fields

Add clarity and context to your Noloco forms. You can now add help text for individual options in single select and multiple select fields!

What’s New?

Contextual Help Text: Now, you can add descriptive help text to each option within your single select and multiple select fields. This means you can provide extra details or explanations right where they’re needed.

Dynamic & Rich Formatting: Just like other help text fields in Noloco, these new fields support dynamic values and markdown formatting. This allows for a more flexible and interactive user experience.

Why It Matters

Enhanced Understanding: Provide users with immediate explanations for each option, ensuring they make informed choices.

Better Data Quality: Clearer instructions leads to more accurate and relevant data.

Customizable Experience: Leverage dynamic values and markdown to create a tailored and interactive interface.

Adding help text is simple. Just go to your field settings in any form, select a single or multiple select field, and start adding your help text to each option using the cog icon.

Image Component

A highly anticipated feature that’s now part of Noloco’s toolkit – the Image Component for record pages and blank pages!

What’s New?

You can now add any image to your record pages and blank pages with ease. This new component allows you to incorporate visuals directly from a field or upload an image manually.

Let’s say you’re managing a real estate app. With the Image Component, you can now add a main photo for a given property directly to each listing. This makes your app more visually engaging and provides a better understanding of each property at a glance.

Layout Options for Attachment Fields

We’re thrilled to introduce some fantastic enhancements to how attachment fields are displayed in your Noloco apps.

What’s New?

  1. Uniform Look: The default attachment fields now have a more uniform and sleek appearance.

  2. Easy Access: Download attachments right from their thumbnails – something you’ve all been waiting for! Plus, in edit mode, delete attachments directly from the thumbnail itself.

  3. Layout Options: Customize your attachment field display with these fresh layout choices
    Thumbnail: Shows a handy thumbnail view of the attachment.
    Filename: Displays just the file name, for a minimalistic look.
    Inline: Your images are shown in their natural proportions, without a border
    Circle Image: Presents your images in a stylish, avatar-like circle

  4. Size Options: Tailor the size of your previews according to your needs. Choose from small, medium, large, or extra-large sizes, ensuring your attachments are displayed perfectly in your app.

Introducing the Starter Plan and a quick update on our pricing plans

Some of you might have seen our recent post about small changes to our pricing plans.

The quick summary is:

  • We introduced a new Starter Plan to make it easier for businesses of all sizes to start with Noloco
  • We simplified our plans and the limits on each plan to make them easier to understand
  • Existing customers on legacy plans can stay on their plans, or move to the new plans, whichever they prefer

For the full details read the announcement post, or checkout our new pricing page

That’s all for this update! As always, let us know what you think about the new features, and if you want to request a feature checkout our feature requests


The attachment layouts are awesome! But we also need this exact feature for URLS displayed as images as well!

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