This was a bit of a crowd-pleaser internally! We’ve improved our Kanban views so that you can now drag and drop between columns to update the status of a record.
When you choose the "Board" display option and group the records by a 'Single Option Select' field, or any single-relationship field (such as a user's company) then you can drag cards between the different columns and it will automatically update the record's field for you
We've been making huge improvements to our Airtable syncing. Now most bases sync within a couple of seconds.