When importing and organizing a project, I like to make a pancake timeline and colorize clips to different criterias. But I also like to take a solids make them transparent, and then set a "clip color" to the clip.

I then use these solids to specify ranges on the timeline. I prefer this over markers, because you can write in the name box and see that in the timeline. But the downside is that I need a track for the solids. Is there a more sleek way to to this?

The problem with markers is that you cant se any good overview with text in the timeline without clicking it. Also I much prefer the thick and colorful ranges with text I get over the markers.