Suggestions for improving Dabble.

Ability to center text at any point with the novel.

Suggested by: Renee (21 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 30 Apr Comments: 0
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Drafting

I would love some way to distinguish one official draft from another, but in the same project. To be able to start a new draft with all my notes, plot points, and ...
Suggested by: Allan Jay Eames (24 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 03 Aug Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing

Centering option for text

Suggested by: Heather Knapp (23 Nov, '18) Upvoted: 24 Oct, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing

Improve Style and Grammar checking

Need a better system, it's making weird suggestions, that often don't make sense, and not catching the things that do need to be changed.
Suggested by: Jorden (28 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 29 Oct Comments: 1
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Allow the choice of indentation ("Tabbing") and a "Justify" style paragraph format.

The few paragraph style choices seem lack luster and aren't particularly nice to look at when writing or reading back was was written. Every time I get to the edge of ...
Suggested by: Mitch McGinn (19 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 19 May Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing

FONT

To be able to change the size of the font if we would like to like changing the first letter at the beginning of the story if it makes the story more captivating. ...
Suggested by: Nancy Rdz LL (31 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 08 Aug Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing

Search for Multiple Criteria at Once

It would be really nice to have a search feature where you can search for multiple words at once (ie: find "smile" and "grin") to identify and edit out repetition of ...
Suggested by: Kimberly (31 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 12 Feb Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing

Copy and Paste Parts, Chapters and Scenes

Suggested by: Bena (19 Oct, '21) Upvoted: 30 Jul Comments: 2
Under consideration Editing Organization

The Suggest Edit Feature a la Google Docs instead of just Comments

This is the feature I use the most with my editors and copyeditors to save time. It is ideal to just be able to accept changes suggested instead of having to read a ...
Suggested by: Jordan Shiveley (06 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 09 Jul Comments: 1
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Preface/ Epilogue

It would be great to have the ability to have a preface without it being counted as chapter one.
Suggested by: agape grace (02 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 31 Jul Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing

Sidebar options/ split-screen

Whatever text or folder that is opened in the sidebar will stay in the sidebar but be expanded. Like Scrivener's split screen. For example, if you have world-building ...
Suggested by: Julia (11 Jul, '21) Upvoted: 28 Apr Comments: 0
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Footnotes

Footnotes to serve as translations of foreign words used in text, my book is multilingual and it would help to have it.
Suggested by: Y.G. Garcia (08 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 31 Jul Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing

An option to get rid of visual scene breaks

Those * * * between every scene when viewing the whole chapter really bother me because (even if I like to divide my story into scenes for plotting reasons) I don't ...
Suggested by: Zeli (20 Jul, '19) Upvoted: 08 Oct, '21 Comments: 0
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Better Formatting control: paragraph styles and such

I'd like to be able to assign paragraphs to a "style" or "class", to better control over the variety in visual flow of my novel… if that makes sense?
Suggested by: Jeremia (15 Apr, '21) Upvoted: 06 Feb Comments: 2
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Customizable Text

I would like to be able to customize the text within my manuscripts. I like to put notes between the text as reminders to input information and research later. I ...
Suggested by: Liza (25 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 30 Jun Comments: 1
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Script Writing Mode/Template

Hi! First of all, love the program, and would love to have a script writing format. I'm sure you get many comparisons to scrivener (both good and bad), but this ...
Suggested by: Josh Chevalier (23 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 31 Jul Comments: 1
Under consideration Editing User Interface

Decrease Title Font Size

I"d like to be able to control the title font size so a longer word will fit on one line without orphaned letters going onto the next line
Suggested by: Ruth (07 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 08 Aug Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing

writing tools

To have more options for writers having more freedom to write comfortably with the ability of writing tools such as if we choose to put our writings in middle left or ...
Suggested by: Nancy Rdz LL (31 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 24 Oct, '21 Comments: 0
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Enable automated bullet lists and dialog lines

To mimic Word a bit. Being able to generate numbered or bulleted lists is helpful for writing notes about characters, story structure etc. Being able to automate ...
Suggested by: ROLANDO ARCO (25 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 14 Jun Comments: 0
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Small Caps

Small caps is a font convention used in text to reproduce the text found on signs and in logos or sometimes for abbreviations or introductory text. It lets the reader ...
Suggested by: TIm Hoelscher (24 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 06 Dec, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing

New Format Options

I'm a sucker for centering my headings. And with the way I write it's pretty important to have that center option. I write the characters name or P.O.V. after the ...
Suggested by: Lila (17 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 05 Jan, '21 Comments: 0
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Add space after paragraph

would it be possible to have a space added after paragraphs when writing? google docs has a feature where a space can be added after a paragraph/line and it really ...
Suggested by: Fay (09 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 06 Dec, '21 Comments: 0
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more text editing abilities and a free account option with limited features

title explains it all
Suggested by: Lazarus Dockett (15 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 28 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration Billing/Admin/Subscriptions Editing

Recover History

It'll be helpful to recover history of a chapter text like you can when you delete notes and are able to recieve it from trash.
Suggested by: Lil (14 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 14 Feb Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing

Last edited or written

I think it would be great if Dabble would pick up on the last thing that was typed in the novel section. Since everything is automatically saved, this should not be ...
Suggested by: Anthoy (26 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 22 Sep Comments: 0
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Copy a scene

Ability to duplicate a scene. It's useful for heavy rewrites, so that I still have a backup of the old one. I can even later send it to the trash, without losing the ...
Suggested by: Day (20 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 30 Jun Comments: 0
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Adjust spell-check and grammar suggestions setting

Right now, I can turn on/off spell-check and grammar suggestions but I'd like to be able to adjust the settings on what to check and not check. I often write in a ...
Suggested by: Rebecca ball (03 Jun, '21) Upvoted: 16 Feb Comments: 0
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Word List highlighting

I have a tendency to use some words a lot and I'd like Dabble to be able to highlight those words so when I use them I am alerted to them... I can do a find and it ...
Suggested by: AJ Hunter (26 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 28 Apr Comments: 0
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Optional Breaks Between Scenes

Sometimes scenes are connected with transition text and not a section break. There should be an option (either globally or on a scene itself) to have no scene break.
Suggested by: Travis Starnes (03 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 28 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing Organization

Focus Feature Toggle On (Keep Menus Faded Even When Moving Around The Page)

I would love to be able to turn ON Focus to keep the all menus faded until I switch it OFF. I often move between texts or paragraphs and the menus bobble back up ...
Suggested by: Julie Weber (16 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 28 Oct Comments: 1
Under consideration Editing User Interface

Text

Is there a way that you could program Dabble to make the text larger and also to toggle between regular font and italics instead of copying said text I want in ...
Suggested by: Amanda Kimberley (05 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 02 Nov Comments: 1
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When adding quotation marks, single quotes, parentheses, ... Automatically add the endings

When adding quotation marks, single quotes, parentheses, ... Automatically add the endings, leaving the cursor positioned in the middle. Similar to roam and obsidian, ...
Suggested by: Ian (09 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 06 Dec, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing

Free Text Formatting

Sounds like more formatting options, but in specific, allowing free text formatting using just tabs/spaces if nothing else would be a great boon. Less imitating Word ...
Suggested by: Chris (01 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 07 Apr Comments: 0
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Large Scale Change Approval

If a manuscript suddenly loses say, 1,000 words or more, there could be a pop-up to confirm this change before syncing. Autosync is a great feature but if drastic ...
Suggested by: J. Sprocket (16 Apr, '21) Upvoted: 21 Jun, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing User Interface

Scene Headings

a small text box before scenes. BOLD for MAJOR scenes and italic, more faded, or smaller for minor scenes.
Suggested by: Peter (14 Apr, '21) Upvoted: 21 Jan Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing

Secondary Subtitle

I think there should be a Secondary Subtitle feature, like you can add a text box somewhere on the title page, like "Official Novel" or "Book One" or something like that.
Suggested by: Peter (14 Apr, '21) Upvoted: 06 Dec, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing Organization

ProWriteAid added

This editing program is awesome. I love it. There is no way to check anything in Dabble unless I copy/paste and put it in Word. Then I can run the scene through ...
Suggested by: Cindy Huff (14 Dec, '20) Upvoted: 11 Feb, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing

Why does spell & grammar check only work some of the time?

When I log in and begin to write, the spell check and grammar check work. then after a while, it stops working. I log out and back in and that usually makes it start ...
Suggested by: Jaime N Rose (07 Dec, '20) Upvoted: 19 Jan, '21 Comments: 0
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Auto Tracking and Update Across Platform

Imagine, writing in your manuscript an amazing seen. This scene features certain characters, places, and details that you want to have in hour character profile, or ...
Suggested by: Perry (02 Dec, '20) Upvoted: 22 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing Plotting

Screen

Please - when I am typing the side toolbar leaves and most time i have to log out to get it back. Please allow it to be an option if want side tool bar present or ...
Suggested by: kellie reese (13 Jul, '21) Upvoted: 13 Jul, '21 Comments: 1
Under consideration Editing

Paragraph cut-off

a way to suggest an end of a paragraph so we're not just continuously writing in run-on sentences.
Suggested by: Timeo Stenzinger (05 Dec, '21) Upvoted: 05 Dec, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing

Wattpad.com has a good basic writing software --- why not copy that? (as close as you can)

There are some additions that you could use from Scrivener, plotting concepts, character concepts. I really like the basic LOOK of the Wattpad.com writing section -- ...
Suggested by: Cynthia H. (03 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 03 Nov, '21 Comments: 0
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An editor comparable to Microsoft Word and Zoho writer.

Suggested by: Anthony (17 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 17 Sep, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing

Word tuning

An app that allows us to highlight a few words or a sentence and then click a button to get suggestions for better word placement. There is an app called Wordtuner, ...
Suggested by: Poppi Monroe (26 Dec, '20) Upvoted: 26 Dec, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing Integrations

Hotkeys or replace while typing (especially for dialogues)

Although for English-written novels the common choice for dialogue is the use of "these" or 'these' quotes, in other languages it is more common to use «these» or the ...
Suggested by: Francesco (12 Dec, '20) Upvoted: 12 Dec, '20 Comments: 0
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Passive Voice Detection

I think a really great tool for writers would be automatic passive voice detection. I find myself using the "by zombies" method as much as the next person, but to ...
Suggested by: Danielle Thompson (21 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 21 Aug, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing

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