Our customers made these suggestions for improving Dabble. Suggestions for improving Dabble.
link multiple plot points in a plot line for one scene in the plot grid
I'd like to be able to link several notes for a single scene within a Plot Line, currently if I create a new plot point under another note for a particular scene, the ...
Suggested by: Anna L (25 May, '22) • Upvoted: 04 Mar • Comments: 0
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
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
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, '22 • Comments: 0
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
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: 10 Mar • Comments: 0
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
I need accent marks for Portuguese or Spanish language words.
Suggested by: Pamella Russell (07 May, '20) • Upvoted: 02 Mar • Comments: 4
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: 22 Oct, '22 • Comments: 1
Under consideration Plotting
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
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
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
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
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: 14 Jan • Comments: 1
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
Printer friendly scene cards
Suggested by: Saleena Ali (09 Apr, '21) • Upvoted: 20 Apr, '22 • Comments: 0
Under consideration Plotting User Interface
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
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
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
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
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
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: 06 Dec, '21 • Comments: 0
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
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
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
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
Pomodoro type timer
A pomodoro type timer
Suggested by: kez (24 Sep, '20) • Upvoted: 03 May, '22 • Comments: 2
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
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
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
Add iOS/Android App for download from AppStore/GooglePlay Store
Suggested by: Mike (08 Apr, '22) • Upvoted: 18 Mar • Comments: 1
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
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: 18 Nov, '22 • Comments: 1
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
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
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
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
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: 10 Feb • Comments: 0
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
Be able to add plot points while in the chapter instead of having to go to the Plot section
Be able to add plot points while in the chapter instead of having to go to the Plot section. I see that you can add a scene but I want to add plot notes as I am ...
Suggested by: Norma (28 Sep, '21) • Upvoted: 21 Aug, '22 • Comments: 0
Under consideration Plotting
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: 04 Mar • Comments: 0
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: 08 Aug, '22 • Comments: 0
Under consideration Integrations
Ink to Text
It would be nice to have ink to text feature. I'm a writer who prefers to write things down as opposed to typing my work as I go. I honestly can't get out of the ...
Suggested by: Owen Oakley (03 Mar, '21) • Upvoted: 28 Mar, '22 • Comments: 0
Literary Agent Query Export Tool
Novel-writers must often prepare packages for literary agent queries comprising "the first five pages," "the first ten pages," "first three chapters," etc. of a ...
Suggested by: TIm Hoelscher (23 Jan, '21) • Upvoted: 06 Dec, '21 • Comments: 0
Year round nano site logging
The Nano site has the capability to run projects year round and I was hoping that dabble would be able to connect to the nano site for auto logging year round as ...
Suggested by: Zeg (09 Nov, '20) • Upvoted: 06 Nov, '22 • Comments: 0
Ability to center text at any point with the novel.
Suggested by: Renee (21 Oct, '20) • Upvoted: 30 Apr, '22 • Comments: 0
Possibility for notifications on the App on how close you are to word goal for the day
Like on my fitbit it notify me when I haven´t reached the 250 steps planned that hour. It Could be great with a notification popping up on my app once a day (would be ...
Suggested by: Maria (04 Oct, '20) • Upvoted: 31 May, '22 • Comments: 0
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, '22 • Comments: 0