Suggestions for improving Dabble.

Restart Chapter numbering in different Parts

It would be great if there was a way to toggle Chapter numbers between Parts. Currently if Part 1 ends with Chapter 10, Part 2 begins with Chapter 11. I'd love the ...
Suggested by: SGLoch (26 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 08 Apr Comments: 2
Under consideration Organization

Adding Table of Contents and Index

The ability to put a table of contents in the front of your book and an index in the back for easy chapter surfing and reference.
Suggested by: Anonymous (10 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 13 Mar Comments: 2
Under consideration Organization

Add links in Notes to other content in Dabble

Be able to link content within your story notes to other content within your story notes (Kind of like a wiki article that links to other pertinent wiki articles). ...
Suggested by: CJ (19 Oct, '18) Upvoted: 11 Sep, '22 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Tag Characters or World elements in scenes

Have the ability to ‘tag’ characters or world building elements in scenes and have the relevant information box appear on the right-hand-side to easily reference and ...
Suggested by: Helen Green (02 Dec, '21) Upvoted: 11 May Comments: 1
Under consideration Editing Story Notes

Read only mode

Lock text (on mobile especially) to prevent clicking into keyboard while scrolling back to reread
Suggested by: Preludeinz (28 May, '21) Upvoted: 08 May Comments: 1
Under consideration User Interface

Once we hit Dismiss it stays Dismissed

Whenever I am writing and something pops up that I don't want to change, I hit Dismiss. But after I write a bit more the same thing pops up and it won't go away. It ...
Suggested by: Lacey Gordon (12 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 31 Jul, '22 Comments: 1
Under consideration Editing User Interface

An overall word count- More word count options

At the minute there's only a word count per chapter. As soon as you create a new chapter then the word count starts back to 0. It would be better to be able to change ...
Suggested by: Charlie Wright (04 Jul, '19) Upvoted: 20 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration

Viewing the plot grid as an outline

I know some people would like to be able to see the plot grid as more of an outline than a grid so being able to switch between those would be a plus
Suggested by: Uriah Black (25 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 08 Sep Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add a Editing Feature where I can put it in edit mode

As a user, I want the ability to put the scene in edit mode and see my words 'before' and 'after.'
Suggested by: Michelle Albanese (04 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 13 Jul Comments: 4
Under consideration Editing

Multiple window panes

I want to be able to view notes in one pane while writing in the other pane, just two text editors side-by-side.
Suggested by: T3db0t (26 May, '20) Upvoted: 30 Mar Comments: 3
Under consideration

Project Settings: Add a Straight Quotes/Smart (Curly) Quotes Toggle

When I'm typing in Dabble, it automatically uses smart/curly quotes. However, I prefer to use straight quotes and use them elsewhere, so when I paste in from ...
Suggested by: Emma (25 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 17 Mar Comments: 3
Under consideration

Compare Stats by Scene/Chapter

It would be nice to see how many words are in each scene or chapter and we can have word goals for that.
Suggested by: R. A. Oke (12 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 14 Mar Comments: 2
Under consideration Goals

Text justified

I'm a journalist used to using justified text ... I always send it to my newspaper and this thing has become a habit. Using the same typeface as the printer, I can ...
Suggested by: Ivo Parpinelli (26 Mar, '18) Upvoted: 11 Jun Comments: 2
Under consideration

Alpha and beta reader feedback capabilities

I would love it if my alpha readers were able to comment on my document without having to have an account. I send them every day the weblink to read, but they have to ...
Suggested by: Amy (11 Oct, '22) Upvoted: today Comments: 1
Under consideration

Make text searchable

You should be able to search your own document (like in Word) for a keyword you remember using so that you can find your place etc.
Suggested by: Kate Ross (05 Jul, '21) Upvoted: 08 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration

I would like to have special characters

I would like to be able to have a selection of special characters on letters for words from different languages, like ', ~ , etc but actually attached to the letters. ...
Suggested by: Alanna F. (20 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 02 Jun Comments: 1
Under consideration Editing

Sepia Theme

A sepia theme would be a nice third option. The light theme can be harsh when I spend hours working, and I find it difficult to work in the dark theme due to vision ...
Suggested by: Shauna (19 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 02 Aug Comments: 1
Under consideration

Scene cards should cascade like plot-lines

The Scene cards are the only ones that don't have a card-to-card view with descriptions and not just titles flowing from one to the next.
Suggested by: Chet Sandberg (05 Jan, '18) Upvoted: 01 Jan, '22 Comments: 1
Under consideration Plotting

Total page count

Is there a way, or could there be, for me to get a page count or word count for where I am in the manuscript? For instance if I'm on page 76, or 37,000 words in.
Suggested by: Maureen Milliken (24 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 06 Nov, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration Goals

AS NEEDED split screen for editing

I would really love to have the ability to split the screen when necessary and look at two version of my text: the original and the changes I'm trying to make. This ...
Suggested by: Grace I. (30 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 29 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration

Update Information

Every time that Dabble receives an update, the user would like the option to click and see what's new. After all, they are paying monthly and look forward to learning ...
Suggested by: johannes rexx (26 Dec, '17) Upvoted: 31 Jul, '22 Comments: 0

Resize plot grid view

Being able to view more expansive plot grids as a whole with the option of resizing just the plot grid itself.
Suggested by: Heather (15 Oct, '19) Upvoted: 13 Sep, '22 Comments: 4
Under consideration Plotting


An App would be very excellent, helpful on the go, and inspiring how easy it would be to add to your story.
Suggested by: Delaney (12 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 12 Jul Comments: 3
Under consideration


It would be great to allow for hyperlinks in the text.
Suggested by: Em Arkay (26 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 27 Feb Comments: 3
Under consideration Editing

Page Color

The ability to choose a color for the background of the page while writing like on Word (Page Layout)
Suggested by: Danica (01 Dec, '17) Upvoted: 23 Apr Comments: 3
Under consideration User Interface

The ability to prewrite scenes and add them to the manuscript at will.

I think it would be useful to have a side bar where you can pre write scenes that you have a lot of inspiration for and then add them into your story later.
Suggested by: Chloe (20 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 31 Jul, '22 Comments: 2
Under consideration Editing

Story Board

for animation or screen writing Basic Who ? Where? Action? Dialogue? maybe ability to upload a picture into each frame
Suggested by: Nancy Mastronardi (11 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 24 Jan Comments: 2
Under consideration Story Notes

More Statistics

I'd love to be able to view my writing statistics more in-depth. It would be awesome to see word-count graphs for hours (when am I at my most productive?), months, ...
Suggested by: Shauna (30 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 02 Aug Comments: 2
Under consideration Goals

Ability to add a lock/password on individual projects within the app

Along with writing projects I also journal in dabble. I also keep it logged in on my computers. I would love the ability to add that extra security to certain ...
Suggested by: Nicole Mercado (20 Jan, '20) Upvoted: 26 Feb Comments: 2
Under consideration

More Ribbons/Colors

I love your ribbon feature, it is much easier than using colored sticky notes or pens to try and link characters and places together. I would like to see more color ...
Suggested by: Allison (13 May, '22) Upvoted: 08 Aug Comments: 1
Under consideration

Move Sticky Notes to the space beyond the margin

There is a huge amount of white space on either side of the writable area, and I would like to be able to put my sticky notes there so they do not have to be covering ...
Suggested by: Tyler (17 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 22 Aug Comments: 1
Under consideration

Character and Place Cards

I would love to be able to put my characters and information on different places in my world on notecards similar to the cards used in the storyboard feature. Then ...
Suggested by: Kady Green (10 Mar, '21) Upvoted: 08 Aug, '22 Comments: 1
Under consideration Plotting Story Notes

Ability to Import PDF files into notes

Some of my sources are only in PDF form and it would be really cool if I could just import them in without having to type the entire document
Suggested by: Zeg (18 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 31 Mar Comments: 1
Under consideration Import/Export


The ability to place a bookmark in the area of the novel that is being reviewed / edited, so you can get right back to that specific location with a single click. ...
Suggested by: Rowan (04 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 19 Nov, '22 Comments: 1
Under consideration Editing Organization

"Always Correct To" for spell check

I tend to misspell simple words like "the" or "and" simply because I type really fast. I'd love to have a sort of auto correct feature where we could select if we ...
Suggested by: Nicole (06 Aug, '19) Upvoted: 31 Jul, '22 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Graphs of past word count

A more detailed graph showing a trend of words written over time, to see when you are most productive (eg: on the weekends, in November, etc), and to see how many ...
Suggested by: Stephanie (16 Jul, '19) Upvoted: 31 Oct, '22 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Plotting Cards - Word Count goal per scene on scene card

Can you add the goal (and word count) to the card? (Also percentage, see my prior request. (Sorry, can't get back into that request, and I forgot to include the goal ...
Suggested by: Cedar (02 Jan, '19) Upvoted: 19 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Goals Plotting

Script Format Option

Dabble is set up as a tool for writers--specifically novel writers--but what if Dabble had the option to choose between writing a novel or a script. A functioning ...
Suggested by: Mackenzie (01 May, '22) Upvoted: 22 Sep Comments: 0
Under consideration

Daily word count displayed without having to set a project goal

I would really like a way to have the "written today" count displayed for a project without having to set an overall word count goal for that project. A lot of my ...
Suggested by: Rebekah (10 Aug, '21) Upvoted: 02 Oct, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration Goals

Option to turn off Passive Verb Notice

It would be fantastic if there were an option to take out the flag in the editor about marking "passive verbs."
Suggested by: Stormy Stevens (07 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 01 Dec, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing

Ability to highlight and drag text to move it (like in Word)

It would be smashing to be able to highlight and drag text, rather than using cut and paste (and less risk of forgetting and losing aforementioned cut text)
Suggested by: JENNIE MCLEAN (16 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 31 Jul, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing

replace lowercase i with I

I type pretty fast and sometimes I don't always hit the shift key at the right time, so I end up with a lot of i, i'm and i've in my manuscript. Any chance of making ...
Suggested by: sharks (30 Sep, '19) Upvoted: 31 Jul, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing

More detail on dashboard per project

On the dashboard grid of projects show the statistics for each project. Number of characters, scenes, chapters, and words
Suggested by: Sonja (16 Jun, '18) Upvoted: 13 Apr, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Accent Marks

I need accent marks for Portuguese or Spanish language words.
Suggested by: Pamella Russell (07 May, '20) Upvoted: 17 Sep Comments: 5
Not planned

Abilty to reset Written Today count

Suggested by: Ducklady (25 May, '20) Upvoted: 21 Nov, '22 Comments: 3
Under consideration Goals

Ready for Print

I would love it to align with Vellum where page numbers, margins, headers, font, line spacing, etc is automatically integrated into the program. This way when your ...
Suggested by: Stevie Claxton (02 Feb, '20) Upvoted: 01 Dec, '22 Comments: 3
Under consideration

Dragging and dropping on the plot line with my phone

Right now you cant move the plot points or scenes around when using dabble mobile. This is a huge feature with dabble and I need it accessible on my mobile device.
Suggested by: Ashley (10 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 02 Mar Comments: 2
Under consideration Plotting User Interface

Highlight Locater or Search Highlight Color

I would like to not only see a "highlight" ability, in multiple color options, but a "search for color" also. Example: Character A's dialogue may need improving ...
Suggested by: Kitinuum (25 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 12 Feb, '22 Comments: 2
Under consideration Editing

Character Relationship Map

Those maps that map out how different characters know each other and their relationships with each other. Like if two characters are best friends or know each other ...
Suggested by: Cara Schwegman (14 Oct, '21) Upvoted: 15 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Plotting

More inspirational quotes

I have seen the same quotes quite a few times. Need more of them so i don't have as much replication.
Suggested by: Adam McCaulley (10 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 31 Jul, '22 Comments: 1
Under consideration User Interface