For everyone who wanted to reference comments in their docs with formulas —
I made the Comments Pack!
Or, precisely, I made a fully working proof-of-concept that can load Comments as a sync table. It is a bit rough on the edges and it will take me a day or two to make it fully functional, but I can see it working already.
The pack will be capable to preserve formatting, user tags, uploads and images, and reactions. I also know how to include object (page, table, row) references so that you could then easily
.Filter() the right comments to the right rows of data. Unfortunately it won’t let you add comments through actions — it’s a read-only pack that doesn’t use any hidden apis or anything unstable like that.
Since I actually need a backend for this to work (I basically have to open your doc there to extract comment data) this will be a paid pack since resources ain’t free. But I’m thinking of charging for it not per maker in your workspace but per the number of docs and the frequency of syncs you need it for. Also if you are very privacy concerned and cannot share your docs with me, I’m also considering an option where I just sell you a perpetual license to the code for you to install at your own infrastructure for one lump sum (you could also hire me to deploy it.)
I can’t wait to tell you all about how I did it but I need to get to sleep already.
In the meantime, if you are interested please fill out the form below:
Cheers and Happy Easter!