Suggestions for improving Dabble.

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: 04 Nov Comments: 1
Under consideration Editing User Interface


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: 21 Nov Comments: 3
Planned Organization


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: 03 Nov Comments: 2
Under consideration Editing

Footnote / Endnote Creation

After highlighting text, the context menu could also contain a FN button alongside the Bold and Quote buttons. In export, Dabble could allow the user to choose ...
Suggested by: JordanH (24 Oct, '18) Upvoted: 15 Nov Comments: 9
Under consideration Editing

Ability to Move Plot Grid Columns

After spending time populating a plot grid, it would be useful to be able to move an entire column left or right, so that its placement changes in the plot grid and ...
Suggested by: Ben Cole (31 Oct, '18) Upvoted: 25 Sep Comments: 3
Under consideration Plotting

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: 22 Oct Comments: 5
Under consideration Import/Export

Dialogue Focus

A feature allowing the writer to focus on the dialogue of their work. All the text surrounding the character’s speech could fade to gray allowing ...
Suggested by: Ashley Gardiner (12 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 21 Nov Comments: 2
Under consideration Editing User Interface

Default Author Name

I'm the only author in my account, but every new project I have to change "Unknown Author" to me. Seems like this should be something we can set by default.
Suggested by: Zac (02 May, '18) Upvoted: 14 Nov Comments: 0
Under consideration User Interface

"Copy to New" feature

It would be nice, for people who always like to start with a certain structure, to be able to "copy to new" a chapter, or even a whole project, which would just ...
Suggested by: Susan (01 Dec, '17) Upvoted: 03 Apr Comments: 14

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: 28 Oct Comments: 10
Under consideration Organization User Interface

Ability to organize writing projects

I like using Dabble for more than just story writing, but also as a place to STORE my future ideas. But the front page with my projects is always so messy and I feel ...
Suggested by: Nicole Mercado (20 Jan, '20) Upvoted: 03 Nov Comments: 8
Under consideration Organization

Sharing Option

You could share your writing pieces with your friends by typing in their email. If someone shared something with you, you wouldn't be able to copy or paste it. You ...
Suggested by: GravitySeeker23 (16 Oct, '18) Upvoted: 29 Oct Comments: 9
Under consideration Editing

Carry characters over to next book

For those of us that write a series, being able to carry specific characters and locations over to our next book would be amazing. No one has this capability yet and ...
Suggested by: Debi Chestnut (19 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 11 Nov Comments: 4
Under consideration

Chrome OS App

Yes, the software is available in a browser, but only online. Create an app for chromebooks and you will dominate that market. Chromebooks are popular with writers ...
Suggested by: Mike (23 Aug, '19) Upvoted: 18 Nov Comments: 5
Under consideration Integrations

Outline mode

Plot grid not the same tool, as this English major uses thesis to drive three or more overarching sections (beginning, climax, denouement) with those well-defined ...
Suggested by: T (03 Sep, '19) Upvoted: 23 Nov Comments: 3
Under consideration Plotting

"You left off here" tab

For example, in Microsoft Office 365 when you x out of it and come back another time, a tab pops up and says. "you left off her (so many minutes/hours/days ago)." If ...
Suggested by: Morgan (22 Mar, '19) Upvoted: 31 Jul Comments: 0
Under consideration User Interface

Keyboard Shortcuts

I'm not entirely sure what keyboard shortcuts are available aside from the save and zoom. Some functionality I was really hoping for without a mouse: - Going up or ...
Suggested by: GK Sudo (18 Oct, '18) Upvoted: 29 Oct Comments: 10
Under consideration User Interface

An iOS app

A simple app for Apple devices running iOS using the basic features of the internet browser based web app that syncs across devices and desktop.
Suggested by: Richard Moby (30 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 11 Nov Comments: 2
Under consideration Integrations

Archive Projects

The ability to push a project to a separate area that is read only. I have a habit of creating projects and never finishing them and sometimes they have the same ...
Suggested by: AJ Hunter (20 Jun, '18) Upvoted: 14 Nov Comments: 10
Planned Organization

multiple POV markers

need a way to easily tell which chapters belong to which character for writing multiple POV
Suggested by: Melinda (07 Jun, '21) Upvoted: 07 Oct Comments: 1
Under consideration

Series Bible

I'd like to create a book bible for my series.
Suggested by: Cam Cassidy (12 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 14 Nov Comments: 0
Under consideration Organization

Ability to dismiss grammar warnings so that they permanently save as dismissed.

Right now, when a user dismisses a grammar warning, it reappears whenever the sentence is edited. It would be nice to be able to save the original dismissal so that ...
Suggested by: Damon (11 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 22 Oct Comments: 9
Under consideration Editing

Writing sprints Tracker time goals/word goals

Though there are other websites I can use to do sprints, I would like everything in one browser.
Suggested by: Kadian Thomas (04 Jan, '20) Upvoted: 07 Nov Comments: 7
Under consideration Goals

Underline text

I want to be able to underline text in my manuscript.
Suggested by: Jacob from Dabble (30 Nov, '17) Upvoted: 30 Sep Comments: 8
Under consideration Editing

Allow Notes in the Manuscript

Sometimes I like to brainstorm about a chapter or scene before I actually write it. Currently, I add a scene at the beginning of the chapter titled NOTES. However, ...
Suggested by: Bill Bittner (26 Oct, '18) Upvoted: 03 Nov Comments: 3
Under consideration Story Notes

Zoom in / out and Fit to Width

Although one can increase Chrome's zoom, it would be nice to have a native zoom in and out feature. I would especially find very useful to fit the width of the page ...
Suggested by: Francesco (12 Dec, '20) Upvoted: 05 Aug Comments: 12
Under consideration User Interface

Duplicate Items

'Create Copy' of plotlines, chapters or other items, so when you have your own template for things, you can easily just set up a template and duplicate it
Suggested by: Anna Deeley (19 Dec, '17) Upvoted: 14 Oct Comments: 9
Under consideration

Save To Google Drive

Export/Save To Google Drive and Google Docs
Suggested by: Jason John Tyler (23 May, '18) Upvoted: 14 Jul Comments: 1
Planned Import/Export

Horizontal/Vertical Split Screen

Hi Jacob,I'd find it really useful to have a horizontal/vertical split screen view available on Dabble -- I know we have chapter merge/splits on the roadmap, but in ...
Suggested by: Emma Maree (19 May, '19) Upvoted: 02 Oct Comments: 4
Under consideration User Interface

World building

I would like some world building options. Being able to use drop down menus, pictures, and even a questionnaire would help tremendously. Same with Character building. ...
Suggested by: Ashley (09 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 21 Nov Comments: 3
Under consideration Story Notes

Plot Line Spanning multiple books

As I'm a series writer it would be really nice if we could have plot lines that spanned multiple goods. They would show up in the side bar like all other plot notes, ...
Suggested by: AJ Hunter (23 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 21 Nov Comments: 1
Under consideration Plotting

Allow select all and copy of the entire manuscript

If you click on a scene, do a Ctrl+A followed by a Ctrl+C the clipboard gets all of the text, so you can paste it elsewhere. But if you click on a chapter or a ...
Suggested by: Johannes Rexx (20 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 10 Jun Comments: 1
Under consideration

Search and Find

Like in Acrobat or an Internet Browser Ctrl+F to Search and Find specific Spots in your book for editing.
Suggested by: Tillie (21 Mar, '18) Upvoted: 19 Oct Comments: 0
Under consideration

Focus Feature that prevents editing and only shows each letter you type.

The writer sets a word goal for that session. Then it won't let you edit until you've hit the mark. Backspace triggers a buzzer to remind you to go forward not back. ...
Suggested by: Jake (01 Dec, '17) Upvoted: 29 Oct Comments: 9
Under consideration Goals User Interface

Alpha/Beta Readers

In there is a community you can go to and read profiles of people who are Beta readers. It would be great to find them here instead of looking outside ...
Suggested by: Amber B. (12 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 29 Oct Comments: 2
Under consideration Integrations

Scene status

It would be great to be able to use tags or a text field to track the status of each scene (draft 2, revision 1, etc.). I don't always write my scenes in order, so it ...
Suggested by: ML (15 Apr, '19) Upvoted: 21 Nov Comments: 1
Under consideration Organization

make dabble a regular app for Android and iPhone

I would like to use dabble offline wherever and not just save to a cloud but sync to my devices
Suggested by: Angel (25 May, '21) Upvoted: 20 Aug Comments: 3
Under consideration Integrations

Utilize Tab Button

When in Story Notes, I would like to utilize the 'tab' button like in Word and like in the actual story portion of Dabble. When I'm writing Character Outlines or ...
Suggested by: Megan Starr (25 Oct, '18) Upvoted: 22 Sep Comments: 2
Under consideration

Pro Writing Aid Desktop Plug In

Possibly in the future work with pro writing aid to expand the grammar and spell check to a full plugin or a symbiotic way to work together for editing
Suggested by: Tilly (04 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 25 Apr Comments: 3
Under consideration Integrations

Allow insertion of simple tables in specific areas.

It might be useful if we were allowed to have simple tables (like word) for the world building, character building and ideas sections. This would allow us to create ...
Suggested by: Steve (04 May, '19) Upvoted: 28 Oct Comments: 7
Under consideration

Store and organize research

The ability to store research documents, images and weblinks. Even better if they can be accessible while working.
Suggested by: Corinne Clark (15 Nov, '18) Upvoted: 19 Oct Comments: 2
Under consideration

Highlighting a word when it is searched

I often want to do a word search, and the program shows the scene where the word is, but then I have to sift through the entire scene to *find* the specific word I am ...
Suggested by: Amber Perry (13 Oct, '18) Upvoted: 29 Oct Comments: 2
Under consideration

Zoom out plotgrid

I'd like to be able to zoom out when looking at the plotgrid to be able to get a better view when there are more plotlines than my screen is wide.
Suggested by: Elin (17 Oct, '19) Upvoted: 31 Jul Comments: 1
Under consideration Plotting

More intuitive plot point cards

1. When I click to add a new plot point in the grid, the new point should open automatically with focus on the title, which is the first thing I will type. 2. When I ...
Suggested by: Abigail Welborn (24 Jan, '18) Upvoted: 06 Nov Comments: 0
Under consideration Plotting

Make Dabble recognizable as a writing surface for Dragon Naturally Speaking like Microsoft Word

In order to dictate by Dragon software, I have to use the Dragon Note box and transfer it into Dabble. Its really not a big deal, but would be nice if I didnt need ...
Suggested by: Rob Lovicz (30 Oct, '19) Upvoted: 29 Oct Comments: 3
Under consideration User Interface

Alignment Feature

Ability to align left, right, and center.
Suggested by: Mel C (03 May, '18) Upvoted: 13 Aug Comments: 1
Under consideration Editing

Import from Word

I know you can export to Word but what if you made changes on Word that you want to import into Dabble?
Suggested by: Kate Drexel (08 Jan, '19) Upvoted: 15 Nov Comments: 9
Under consideration Import/Export

Custom spellcheck dictionaries for different projects.

I want to add my character and place names etc. to the dictionary so that Dabble will let me know if I type a name wrong. But each book uses different names and right ...
Suggested by: Frank Carver (26 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 08 Aug Comments: 7
Under consideration

Central Calendar With Word Count Breakdowns & Daily Totals Across All Projects

I would like a word count calendar where you can view all your individual word count progress across all projects plus a daily total for all projects, monthly totals ...
Suggested by: Chelsea Moye (19 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 09 Nov Comments: 3
Under consideration Goals

Print option for Plot grid

I would love to be able to print my Plot Grid in Landscape format so I can see everything all at once on paper. A Big Picture Story Board kind of look at my story.
Suggested by: RinaAmz (18 Apr, '19) Upvoted: 31 Jul Comments: 0
Under consideration Plotting

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