Suggestions for improving Dabble.

Folders for Series

If we were able to make folders to put any projects we have for any series we were writing so we could find them easier. Also to help with organising the Home Screen.
Suggested by: Janae (13 Apr) Upvoted: 03 Nov Comments: 1
Under consideration

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 Comments: 1
Under consideration Editing

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 Comments: 1
Under consideration Organization

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 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 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 Comments: 0
Under consideration Goals

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 Comments: 0

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: 28 Mar Comments: 7
Under consideration

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 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 Comments: 3
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: 02 Oct Comments: 3
Under consideration

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 Comments: 2
Under consideration Editing

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: 10 May Comments: 2
Under consideration Goals

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: 31 Jul Comments: 1
Under consideration User Interface

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 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 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 Comments: 1
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 Comments: 0
Under consideration Goals

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 Comments: 0
Under consideration

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 Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing

bookmarks

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 Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing Organization

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 Comments: 0
Under consideration

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 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 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Abilty to reset Written Today count

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

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: 11 Aug Comments: 3
Under consideration

Hyperlinks!

It would be great to allow for hyperlinks in the text.
Suggested by: Em Arkay (26 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 15 Oct Comments: 2
Under consideration Editing

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 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: 02 Sep Comments: 2
Under consideration Story Notes

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: 17 Oct Comments: 2
Under consideration Organization

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: 04 Jan Comments: 2
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: 31 Jul Comments: 1
Under consideration

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 Comments: 1
Under consideration User Interface

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 Comments: 1
Under consideration Editing

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
Under consideration Organization

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
Under consideration Editing

Single spacing

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 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Export to vellum

Similar to what Scrivener just launched. https://www.literatureandlatte.com/export-to-vellum This would be awesome. As a test I did an export to word, import to ...
Suggested by: John Wilker (06 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 02 Oct Comments: 1
Under consideration Import/Export

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: 24 Nov Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing Story Notes

A "continue where you left off" feature.

Like continue from the last word you wrote, it would help a lot with editing and even general writing.
Suggested by: Halnevsa (13 Aug, '21) Upvoted: 10 Sep Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing

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: 27 Feb Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing

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: 10 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration

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: 04 Oct Comments: 0
Under consideration

Make project name separate from manuscript name

I like putting multiple books in a series in the same project because it lets me create plot-grids which cover numerous books. However, on the Project screen it only ...
Suggested by: Pur (18 Dec, '19) Upvoted: 10 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration Organization

Arrow keys to scroll

Request from customer: "I can't scroll with my arrow keys. The side scroll bar is very skinny and it is difficult to control the speed of a scroll. I know skinny is ...
Suggested by: Jacob from Dabble (26 Nov, '18) Upvoted: 23 Oct, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing User Interface

Export to Markdown

Markdown is my preferred writing format. For writing fiction John Gruber's markdown format should more than suffice. So chapter titles would map to heading1 (#) and ...
Suggested by: Johannes Rexx (01 Dec, '17) Upvoted: 22 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration Import/Export

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: 06 Dec, '21 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: 20 Jul Comments: 2
Under consideration Plotting User Interface

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: 31 Jul Comments: 2
Under consideration

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) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 1
Under consideration User Interface

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