We're listening, and we know this is a big wish for many of you! We do hope to add a bulk edit functionality to table layout in the future however the functionality is not planned in the short-term roadmap.
We prefer to be honest rather than promise a feature we won't be able to deliver in the near future.
In the meantime we can highly recommend this bulk-edit extension:
Thanks for your votes, comments and input.
//Sara - Podio