Currently in table view we can only have buttons and popovers in the top and the bottom area. This makes sense for providing functions, that deal with all or many records.
But for example for a button, that changes to form view of the current record, it would be more useful, if the button could be in the table row right beside the record. Same with record specific buttons or popovers with more buttons to delete a record, to print a record, showing more details and so on.
Buttons and popovers in rows would be much more context-sensitive - they could also only be shown, if a record is active, which would clear the interface.