Our customers made these suggestions for improving Dabble. Suggestions for improving Dabble.
Format paper for printing
Once the manuscript is done being able to format the paper to match the size for printing/ebook including page size, margins, fonts, etc. would be extremely helpful ...
Suggested by: Konner Moshier (24 Jun, '19) • Upvoted: 01 Dec, '22 • Comments: 7
front matter, back matter
should be able to put an unnumbered document/"scene" into "book" prior to Chapter 1, to hold front matter (such as copyright page info, dedication, or a quote prior ...
Suggested by: JP (26 Apr, '21) • Upvoted: 04 Oct, '22 • Comments: 5
Mac and Ipad App
App that you can download from the App store that operates like a program rather than a browser editor, while still syncing projects across all devices.
Suggested by: Alex (17 Oct, '21) • Upvoted: 01 Sep, '22 • Comments: 3
Under consideration Integrations
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
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
Have more themes
How about having more themes other than dark and light? Nothing crazy but something customizable or premade themes.
Suggested by: mahalia edwards (30 Jul, '19) • Upvoted: 06 Jan, '22 • Comments: 2
Three very "connected" suggestions related to editing and revising manuscripts
From what I can see right now dabble is only really excellent for planning your manuscript and writing your very first 'rough draft.' In order to be able to truly ...
Suggested by: John W Halko Jr. (21 Aug, '21) • Upvoted: 08 Nov, '22 • Comments: 1
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: 03 Jan • Comments: 1
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: 02 May, '22 • Comments: 1
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: 18 Nov, '22 • Comments: 1
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
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
Under consideration Billing/Admin/Subscriptions User Interface
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
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: 14 Nov, '22 • Comments: 3
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: 02 Oct, '22 • Comments: 3
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
It would be great to allow for hyperlinks in the text.
Suggested by: Em Arkay (26 Sep, '20) • Upvoted: 27 Feb • Comments: 2
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
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
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: 04 Mar • Comments: 2
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
"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
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
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: 14 Mar • Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing Story Notes
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
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: 12 Feb, '22 • Comments: 0
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
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
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: 0
Under consideration Editing Organization
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: 24 Feb • Comments: 0
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: 13 Apr, '22 • Comments: 0
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
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
Abilty to reset Written Today count
Suggested by: Ducklady (25 May, '20) • Upvoted: 21 Nov, '22 • Comments: 3
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
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
speech to text
to verbally tell the story and the story is put into words as the story is told
Suggested by: Karin Wandersee (16 Jan, '22) • Upvoted: 26 Jan • Comments: 1
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: 31 Jul, '22 • Comments: 1
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
Search and sort
I have many small stories, that I am moving to Dabble because of several features, mainly the plot grids, and would love to be able to search through my projects by a ...
Suggested by: TaderBug (14 Mar, '21) • Upvoted: 23 Aug, '22 • Comments: 1
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: 19 Mar • Comments: 1
Under consideration Import/Export
Move story notes between projects
In addition to being able to export the story notes, I'd like to be able to move them between projects. I have a book series and prefer to keep each book as its own ...
Suggested by: Christina (26 Sep, '20) • Upvoted: 06 Sep, '21 • Comments: 1
Ability to turn off auto rotate on mobile app.
I'm not sure if this is just a problem on my phone (since the auto rotate on my phone is always off I don't think it's my cell) but if I tilt my cell just a little to ...
Suggested by: Shelby Doucet-Higgins (20 Sep, '20) • Upvoted: 13 Mar • Comments: 1
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: 06 Dec, '21 • Comments: 1
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: 24 Jan • Comments: 1
Have the ability to choose the line spacing while writing in Dabble whether single or double or possibly other variations.
Suggested by: Mary (18 Jan, '20) • Upvoted: 31 Jul, '22 • Comments: 1
The ability to add a page of text immediately after a new part without having to create a chapter.
Forewards and Introductions could be considered a 'Part' using the the terminology of manuscripts in Dabble. These sections of books do not require 'chapters'. They ...
Suggested by: Tanya (18 Aug, '19) • Upvoted: 14 Dec, '22 • Comments: 1
Subtitles for Scenes
I'd love to see subtitles added for scenes that don't count towards word goals. Like Chapter titles, if you change it to something else, it doesn't change the word ...
Suggested by: Jacy B (13 May, '19) • Upvoted: 13 Mar • Comments: 1