Creating an application is only half the battle—and way less than half the fun. Once you’ve set up your QuickBase application, it’s time to put it to work for you. And no matter how brilliantly you designed your design, as you start using QuickBase in your day-to-day workflow, you’ll probably want to tweak things a bit. This chapter covers the ins and outs of managing a QuickBase application: customizing your Dashboard, sharing your application with your team, adding a new field (or a whole new table)—and more.
Just as its name suggests, the Dashboard is an application’s control center. It’s the first page you see when you open an application, and it puts all the controls and at-a-glance information you need in one place. From it, you can search, add records, create or look at reports, pick a table in a multi-table application, and more. As an administrator, you’ve got a few more things you can do with the Dashboard. As Figure 8-1 shows, some extra links and menu options appear on an administrator’s Dashboard page (compare this figure with Figure 1-12 to get a sense of the difference).