Suggestions for improving Dabble.

Timeline Feature

I would love to be able to add one or multiple timelines, so that I can track not only certain events in my story, but also track the timeline of the underlying ...
Suggested by: Anjuli Johnson (19 Jan, '18) Upvoted: 24 Sep Comments: 30
Under consideration Plotting

Family Trees

I would love to be able to add a family tree for each of my characters in my story notes.
Suggested by: Kat Sanders (15 May, '19) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 19
Under consideration Story Notes

More Formatting Options

I would like to have more formatting options to center text and have more control over the output of my manuscript.
Suggested by: Jacob from Dabble (30 Nov, '17) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 75
Under consideration Editing

Undo/redo button

An undo and redo button to return mistakenly deleted work or fix accidents
Suggested by: Mia (03 Jan, '18) Upvoted: today Comments: 58
Planned Editing

Save Projects Locally on Hard Drive

I would like the option to store my projects in a folder I select on my hard drive. This could possibly be done instead of (or in addition to) a download only version.
Suggested by: Robin Rafferty (01 Dec, '17) Upvoted: 26 Aug Comments: 21
Under consideration Import/Export

Mind mapping

I would like to arrange my characters or plot points in a mind map like Scapple does.
Suggested by: Jacob from Dabble (30 Nov, '17) Upvoted: 08 Sep Comments: 15
Under consideration Plotting

Split Screen

For looking at different sections of a scene at same time. Useful when you want to move paragraphs around or check scene's development without having to scroll and ...
Suggested by: Galadriel Mitchelmore (02 Mar, '18) Upvoted: 21 Sep Comments: 16
Under consideration User Interface

Version Control

I'm a developer. I love git. I can't help it. The ability to track changes on a scene by scene or page by page level and looking back to see the exact changes is ...
Suggested by: AJ Hunter (01 Dec, '17) Upvoted: 23 Sep Comments: 23
Under consideration Editing

Export and Import Plot & Story Notes

I would like to be able to export and import an entire project, not just export the manuscript. I would like to be able to make and restore my own backups or to share ...
Suggested by: Jacob from Dabble (30 Nov, '17) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 37
Under consideration Import/Export

Grammarly support in web app

I want to use grammarly in the web app.
Suggested by: Jacob from Dabble (30 Nov, '17) Upvoted: 17 Sep Comments: 15
Under consideration Editing

Set word count goals

I would like to set my own word count goals for a scene, chapter, or novel. I would also like to set word count goals for a given time-frame such as a daily goal, or ...
Suggested by: Jacob from Dabble (30 Nov, '17) Upvoted: 19 Jun Comments: 12
Planned Goals

Track Changes!

It would be amazing to see our edits and revisions. I have always loved this feature cause you can see what you've added over the course of a session. Also it is ...
Suggested by: Maya Pozzolo (14 Jan, '18) Upvoted: 09 Sep Comments: 8
Planned Editing

Different Writing Formats - Short Story, Theatrical Play, Screenplay

I'd like to write my short stories in Dabble. Eventually, I'd love to switch my screenplays/plays from Final Draft to Dabble as well.
Suggested by: Amanda Sowards (09 Dec, '17) Upvoted: 31 Aug Comments: 19
Under consideration Editing Organization

Link Characters to Scenes

This could be an awesome feature for when you introduce a character to your reader or main characters!
Suggested by: Tori Johnson (28 Dec, '17) Upvoted: 23 Sep Comments: 8
Under consideration Plotting

typewriter sounds

the typewriter sounds (like those found in calmlywriter.com/online) really help me focus and get into a rhythm and the absence of them in dabble has made me less ...
Suggested by: lee (01 Dec, '17) Upvoted: 03 Aug Comments: 6
Under consideration Editing

Export to epub

I want to export to epub for publishing
Suggested by: Jacob from Dabble (30 Nov, '17) Upvoted: 21 Sep Comments: 9
Planned Import/Export

TOC - Table of contents

An automatic table of contents for parts and chapters (which I use as individual short stories in a collection) with compability of automatic page numbering when ...
Suggested by: Christin, Madrid, Spain (07 Feb, '18) Upvoted: 14 Aug Comments: 4
Under consideration Organization

Page Numbers

Page numbers, if not in the manuscript itself, down beside the word count.
Suggested by: Constance (07 Feb, '20) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 11
Under consideration Editing User Interface

Deeper Project Structuring

As a writer of series and/or multiple stories in the same world I'd like the ability to keep all my books together with my world notes etc without having a clutter of ...
Suggested by: AJ Hunter (01 Dec, '17) Upvoted: 17 Jul Comments: 13
Under consideration Organization

Auto-Capitalization at the Beginning of Sentences

It would be wonderful to have auto capitalization at the beginning of each sentence. It makes it much easier to just write and not worry about editing.
Suggested by: Maya (15 Dec, '17) Upvoted: 02 Sep Comments: 11
Under consideration Editing

Add functionality to create multiple note cards per scene in Scene Notes panel

While I'm writing a scene, I keep wanting to add more notes to the Scene Notes without having to open the modal. As a visual person, I feel like it would be more ...
Suggested by: Amber (13 Dec, '17) Upvoted: 17 Sep Comments: 8
Under consideration Plotting

Import Options

I would like to import an existing novel from Google Docs or Scrivener.
Suggested by: Jacob from Dabble (30 Nov, '17) Upvoted: 26 Aug Comments: 21
Planned Import/Export

Mark Scenes as Draft or Complete

When working on a project, I would like a way to quickly visually identify which scenes have been finished and which scenes are still in progress. Ideally, they would ...
Suggested by: Christie Jennings-Wyckoff (08 Oct, '19) Upvoted: 22 Sep Comments: 9
Under consideration Editing Plotting

Export to Kindle

I want to be able to export to ebook and kindle store.
Suggested by: Jacob from Dabble (30 Nov, '17) Upvoted: 08 Sep Comments: 4
Under consideration Import/Export

Font Colors

I would like to change text colors as a way to label sections of text for coming back to later to change.
Suggested by: Jacob from Dabble (30 Nov, '17) Upvoted: 14 Aug Comments: 16
Under consideration Editing

Add scenes to plot grid

I want to add the scene list to the plot grid after I've already created it.
Suggested by: Jacob from Dabble (30 Nov, '17) Upvoted: 08 Aug Comments: 8
Planned Plotting

Billing via PayPal

Suggested by: Leon Kleinveld (05 Dec, '17) Upvoted: 27 Jul Comments: 7
Under consideration Billing/Admin/Subscriptions

Desktop-only Version

I would like a 1-time purchase desktop only version of Dabble. I am not interested in a web version or storing my novel in the cloud.
Suggested by: Jacob from Dabble (30 Nov, '17) Upvoted: 26 Aug Comments: 15
Under consideration Integrations User Interface

Dedication, Acknowledgments, and About the Author Pages

Have the ability to insert an assigned page for your dedication, acknowledgments, and your "About The Author" statement/picture
Suggested by: Isabelle P (11 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 08 Aug Comments: 6
Under consideration Organization

Project Sorting

The master project page just lists all the projects that have been entered. A method to sort these projects, either grouping similar projects or just the option to ...
Suggested by: Lunarflight (16 Jan, '18) Upvoted: 26 Aug Comments: 28
Under consideration User Interface

Linking within Dabble

Awesome to link to sections within your project so you know where you're referencing/where to follow up.
Suggested by: Sunny J. Reed (01 Dec, '17) Upvoted: 11 Jun Comments: 5
Under consideration Editing Plotting Story Notes

Book Layout View

I'd like to see and edit my manuscript as it would look in a physical book to get an idea of how many pages I'm at.
Suggested by: Matilda Koli (04 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 3
Under consideration Editing Import/Export User Interface

Offline version/availability

I am often somewhere where i don't have internet or have very bad internet or internet that costs me a lot of money. It would be great to be able to work offline. Not ...
Suggested by: Emma (20 Apr, '18) Upvoted: 20 Jul Comments: 12
Under consideration Integrations User Interface

Scene List/Plot Lines as Timeline

It would be nice to be able to add Date Time possible setting to the plot grid scenes and the ability to change the scene listing to be at the top so it looks more ...
Suggested by: AJ Hunter (22 Jan, '18) Upvoted: 09 Jun Comments: 3
Under consideration Plotting

Auto-correct like in Word

Should capitalize the first letter of a sentence and auto-correct spelling mistakes like cant to can't.
Suggested by: Jacob from Dabble (30 Nov, '17) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 8
Under consideration Editing

Statistics for a project

Be able to see the full stats for a project. Date started, timeline of words written, date finished, commonly used words, best writing days, etc.
Suggested by: Julie (17 Aug, '19) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 4
Under consideration Goals

Word Count for Week, Month and Year

I'd like to be able to look at my word count progress on a weekly or monthly basis for individual projects, and for all projects on the main page. Currently, you ...
Suggested by: Isobelle Carmichael (26 Oct, '19) Upvoted: 24 Sep Comments: 11
Under consideration Goals

Main Page - Folders

I would love to see folders on the main story page, not just within individual stories. It would be so much more organized than all the stories just thrown on there ...
Suggested by: Niki (27 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 16 Sep Comments: 14
Under consideration Organization

Introduction Video to how Dabble works and Video Tutorials

videos of how Dabble is set out, what every thing means and how it can be used to help a writer.
Suggested by: Giorgia (19 Apr, '19) Upvoted: 12 Jul Comments: 10
Planned User Interface

Turn off Negative Word Count

Have the ability to turn off having words you delete count against your daily goal. If I am editing, I am more concerned with removing poor word choices than I am ...
Suggested by: Dave T (04 Apr, '18) Upvoted: 08 Sep Comments: 7
Under consideration Goals

pop up character info

I'd like it if I could see my character notes whilst I'm writing, either by them being able to pop up and move around like a sticky note, or by being able to view ...
Suggested by: Charlee (29 Mar, '19) Upvoted: today Comments: 4
Under consideration Story Notes

Prologue, Epilogue, Table of Contents

Prologue, Epilogue, Table of Contents, maybe a page for copyright info and author info
Suggested by: Amy Selvidge (18 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 27 Jul Comments: 4
Under consideration Organization

Desktop app for Linux

Currently I use the web version and I adore it, but I would love a native Desktop app for Linux systems.
Suggested by: Violet (01 Dec, '17) Upvoted: 19 Sep Comments: 9
Under consideration Integrations

Ability to export your manuscript document to a PDF file

So when you hit the 3 dots in the corner of your manuscript, there are options to export your manuscript to word and a text file. But it would also be helpful if ...
Suggested by: Adhvika Krishnan (03 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 15 Sep Comments: 7
Under consideration Import/Export

Voice typing

I would like the option to use talk to text. With carpal tunnel and arthritis flare ups, it can be really challenging to type for long periods. A voice typing ...
Suggested by: Melissa Hudson Hall (19 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 11 Sep Comments: 3
Under consideration Editing User Interface

Non-Fiction Writing Features

Features to benefit a variety of genres: 1. Citations (Footnotes, endnotes) 2. Markup ability within the Manuscript editor (there is already Markup ability in the ...
Suggested by: JordanH (27 Oct, '18) Upvoted: 21 Aug Comments: 11
Under consideration Editing

Screenwriting

I know that Dabble is a novel app, and this might be too much for what is supposed to be a nice simple novel app. But I think it'd be cool to be able to choose a ...
Suggested by: Chels (30 Jun, '18) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 4
Under consideration Editing

To-Do

For any given section, I sometimes have a To-Do list (i.e. 'make this more about character A instead of character b', 'rewrite dialog,' etc.). Right now I put this in ...
Suggested by: t3db0t (01 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 08 Aug Comments: 4
Planned Organization

Folders in the Recent Project View

I would like to see a way to create folders in the Recent Projects view when you start Dabble. This would allow the user to store projects based on genre and/or ...
Suggested by: James Morris (27 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 19 Aug Comments: 13
Under consideration Organization User Interface

Scrivener Import

It'd be awesome to be able to more or less wholesale import a Scrivener project in order to full migrate to Dabble.
Suggested by: John Wilker (24 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 12 Sep Comments: 5
Under consideration Import/Export