Suggestions for improving Dabble.

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
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

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
Under consideration User Interface

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, '22 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Referral Links

I recommend this program a lot and have already had a few author friends start the trial and then purchase the full version. Having a referral link to give out, or ...
Suggested by: Bo (14 Oct, '19) Upvoted: 08 Apr 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
Under consideration

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
Under consideration

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, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing

Word Variety Suggestion

Similar to a thesaurus feature, but one of the things I struggle with, is using the same words over and over sometimes. Perhaps a feature like spelling or grammatical ...
Suggested by: Joe J (05 Mar, '21) Upvoted: 20 Jan Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing

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, '22 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, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration Import/Export

Search count

When using the Search feature, show a counter that tells me the number of times a word appears in the manuscript. I find this useful when doing rewrites to make sure ...
Suggested by: Karla (24 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 2
Under consideration Editing

Bullet points in storymode

So I know that I can use bullet points in the worldbuilding/setting portion of Dabble, but I'm writing a piece where the narrator is explaining a magic-tech ...
Suggested by: Kara (16 Jan, '22) Upvoted: today Comments: 1
Under consideration

Page Count in Goals

Hey there. So, I know that we can have a word count daily goal that we can set and that's great. However, I would really like to be able to set and track a page count ...
Suggested by: Faa'izah Drewry (27 Jul, '21) Upvoted: 14 Nov, '21 Comments: 1
Under consideration Goals

Apple pencil

I enjoy the flexibility of using software between my laptop and my iPad. If it's ever possible, the ability to write in Dabble with an apple pencil would be AMAZING!
Suggested by: Laura (26 May, '21) Upvoted: 20 Sep, '22 Comments: 1
Under consideration User Interface

A publish option

A feature that I feel would greatly improve this extension would be a publish option. By this I mean there could be a button in the bottom of the taskbar that lets ...
Suggested by: Alex Blue, an aspiring fantasy author (05 Mar, '21) Upvoted: 06 Aug Comments: 1
Under consideration Integrations

Word/sentence Search

Sometimes I change things. A character's name and I need to find it easily and change it manually for every time its types. Or I need to find this one particular ...
Suggested by: Roux (27 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 09 Feb Comments: 1
Under consideration Editing

Make the Manuscript Plot Grid Applicable to Multiple "Books" In a Project

I would love for my Manuscript Plot Grid to be the over-arching plot for my entire series of books, rather than just book one. For instance, I love how I can connect ...
Suggested by: Amanda Foote (13 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 31 Jul, '22 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Collapsible Bullets/Outline

So...sometimes I want to see the most basic outline to my novel. Two to three levels tops. Parts, Chapters, Scenes. So in Dabble, I create an overall outline in my ...
Suggested by: Bill Bittner (01 Jan, '20) Upvoted: 08 Sep Comments: 1
Under consideration

Correct all, Instead of one at a time

I wish there was a correct all button to push instead of having to do the same correction separately. For example. I pretty much trust Dabble when it comes to adding ...
Suggested by: Hev J (06 Oct, '21) Upvoted: 06 Dec, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing Integrations

Define pen name in profile

Title explains itself.
Suggested by: Doug Hines (04 Jul, '21) Upvoted: 06 Dec, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Printer friendly scene cards

Suggested by: Saleena Ali (09 Apr, '21) Upvoted: 20 Apr, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration Plotting User Interface


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: 13 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing

Shared Document for Coauthored Stories

The ability to shared one document between two Dabble accounts would be a useful tool for those interested in coauthoring.
Suggested by: CRYSTAL (28 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 31 Jul, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration User Interface

Pin board

Hello, I really like having a visual-pinboard to put all of my story pics. It's really a great way to visualize the story and my characters as I create the ...
Suggested by: Chree Hansen (05 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 04 Oct, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration Story Notes

Automatic substitutions

It would be great to be able to have auto substitutions like in Google Docs or Word that you can customize.
Suggested by: Danica (09 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 06 Dec, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Idea Board

In the projects tab, a place where you can select either a blank document or an idea board that serves as a place for basic plot ideas that aren't part of any of your ...
Suggested by: Sam McKinley (11 Jan, '20) Upvoted: 24 Aug, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Goal Met pop up auto fade

Currently, when you reach your word count for the day it gives a pop up with congratulations, but if you're writing and not staring at your screen or paying attention ...
Suggested by: Isobelle (26 Oct, '19) Upvoted: 24 Oct, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Goals

Title Page Author Info

Every time I export my story into a Word doc, I have to type in my address, etc. Maybe a pop-up or something for us to include our personal information on the title page.
Suggested by: Kate D. (07 Oct, '19) Upvoted: 04 Sep, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Text Rules & Warnings (like Spell Check +)

It'd be awesome to set up rules for your text (likely for the entire project, possibly just for certain scenes/chapters) to essentially add to your spell check. If ...
Suggested by: Emily (13 Oct, '18) Upvoted: 03 Nov, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Sync "Story Bible" items like Chars/Events/Locations across different Dabble projects

While I see the value of having multiple "books" in a single project, sometimes that's just to cluttered for my brain and I want them in physically separate spaces ...
Suggested by: Raz0r7685 (08 Nov, '22) Upvoted: 21 Sep Comments: 2
Under consideration

Subtitle for Chapters

It would be helpful to have a chapter subtitle option for books with multiple POVs, to denote which character viewpoint the chapter is from - this is not currently ...
Suggested by: Hannah Ginnett (28 May, '22) Upvoted: 11 Aug, '22 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Add iOS/Android App for download from AppStore/GooglePlay Store

Suggested by: Mike (08 Apr, '22) Upvoted: 18 Mar Comments: 2
Under consideration

Option to Export with Comments to Word

While exporting the whole manuscript to Word (or parts) works really well, I would like to have an option to export the comments and the text to Word. That way, if ...
Suggested by: Ingrid Orlow (19 Mar, '22) Upvoted: 30 Sep, '22 Comments: 2
Under consideration Import/Export

Pomodoro type timer

A pomodoro type timer
Suggested by: kez (24 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 03 May, '22 Comments: 2
Under consideration Goals

Drag, drop, and lock into place entire rows and columns in Plot Grid

As my story evolves so does my plot grid, but sometimes I need certain groupings to remain next to each other. It would be so helpful to be able to select a certain ...
Suggested by: Kristin (21 Nov, '18) Upvoted: 14 Dec, '22 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Autosave to Dropbox

Have each story saved as a separate file to dropbox. This would really solve any worries of lost work. Possibly an "exported" rtf file.
Suggested by: Peter Sotos (21 Mar, '18) Upvoted: 22 Jul, '22 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Multiple Language Support

I'm currently working on a project in English with a significant amount of Spanish dialogue. It would be great to be able to set multiple languages at once in ...
Suggested by: Kait (28 Apr, '22) Upvoted: 12 Sep, '22 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Goals other than word count

features that might include chapter goals, scene goals, goals for editing that don't necessarily constitute a word count when editing or rewriting.
Suggested by: Iris E. Sould (18 Jan, '22) Upvoted: 24 Jul Comments: 1
Under consideration Goals

Set co-author role to "read-only" in project settings

Right now we can add collaborators to projects and choose their roles as "owner" or "co-author." It would be great if we could add read-only collaborators. Maybe ...
Suggested by: Z Bonilla (09 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 31 Jul, '22 Comments: 1
Under consideration User Interface

sync multiple NaNoWriMo projects

I've got two NaNo projects, writing both in Dabble, and it'd be nice to sync them both automatically, rather than choosing one and manually updating the other. :)
Suggested by: Kami (06 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 01 Jul Comments: 1
Under consideration Goals

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: 22 Sep Comments: 1
Under consideration Editing User Interface

Pinning Projects (Image Attached)

A feature that would keep a project pinned so it doesn't move from it's position if you took some time to work on other projects. As someone with multiple ...
Suggested by: AngriRiku (17 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 24 Aug, '22 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Scenes independent of chapters during writing, gathered into chapters at the end

I have tried several writing/planning tools and the great majority (including Dabble) consider scenes as "children" of chapters - to create a scene you need a chapter ...
Suggested by: Frank Carver (28 Oct, '18) Upvoted: 01 Feb, '22 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Import characters/notes

Hi, I think it would be useful to import characters from other projects and also worlds and cities I've planned in other projects. I know you can copy and paste, but ...
Suggested by: Alexi du Preez (26 Oct, '18) Upvoted: 31 Jul, '22 Comments: 1
Under consideration Import/Export

Map maker

I was thinking like a map making thing with multiple options and slots, the current one is just a blank document
Suggested by: Brady King (20 May, '22) Upvoted: 06 Sep, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add pictures to the cover

Be able to add a picture to the cover
Suggested by: Benyamin (20 Jan, '22) Upvoted: 31 May Comments: 0
Under consideration

A Folder For Deleted Scenes

It would be nice to have a place to park deleted scenes where they can be viewed and possibly utilized later as the novel progresses.
Suggested by: Jacqueline (10 Jan, '22) Upvoted: 08 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration

Change scene break symbol

I'd like to have the ability to change the symbols used to break a scene. My current WIP involves two characters that tell two different stories that occur at ...
Suggested by: Karla (03 Jan, '22) Upvoted: 31 Jul, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration Organization