Our customers made these suggestions for improving Dabble. Suggestions for improving Dabble.
More Formatting Options
I would like to have more formatting options to center text and have more control over the output of my manuscript.
Suggested by: Jacob from Dabble (30 Nov, '17) • Upvoted: 09 Mar • Comments: 64
An undo and redo button to return mistakenly deleted work or fix accidents
Suggested by: Mia (03 Jan, '18) • Upvoted: 09 Mar • Comments: 57
I'm a developer. I love git. I can't help it. The ability to track changes on a scene by scene or page by page level and looking back to see the exact changes is ...
Suggested by: AJ Hunter (01 Dec, '17) • Upvoted: yesterday • Comments: 20
Grammarly support in web app
I want to use grammarly in the web app.
Suggested by: Jacob from Dabble (30 Nov, '17) • Upvoted: 20 Mar • Comments: 13
Different Writing Formats - Short Story, Theatrical Play, Screenplay
I'd like to write my short stories in Dabble. Eventually, I'd love to switch my screenplays/plays from Final Draft to Dabble as well.
Suggested by: Amanda Sowards (09 Dec, '17) • Upvoted: 20 Mar • Comments: 17
Under consideration Editing Organization
It would be amazing to see our edits and revisions. I have always loved this feature cause you can see what you've added over the course of a session. Also it is ...
Suggested by: Maya Pozzolo (14 Jan, '18) • Upvoted: 20 Mar • Comments: 7
the typewriter sounds (like those found in calmlywriter.com/online) really help me focus and get into a rhythm and the absence of them in dabble has made me less ...
Suggested by: lee (01 Dec, '17) • Upvoted: yesterday • Comments: 6
Auto-Capitalization at the Beginning of Sentences
It would be wonderful to have auto capitalization at the beginning of each sentence. It makes it much easier to just write and not worry about editing.
Suggested by: Maya (15 Dec, '17) • Upvoted: 06 Mar • Comments: 9
Mark Scenes as Draft or Complete
When working on a project, I would like a way to quickly visually identify which scenes have been finished and which scenes are still in progress. Ideally, they would ...
Suggested by: Christie Jennings-Wyckoff (08 Oct, '19) • Upvoted: 14 Mar • Comments: 7
I would like to change text colors as a way to label sections of text for coming back to later to change.
Suggested by: Jacob from Dabble (30 Nov, '17) • Upvoted: 02 Jan • Comments: 15
Page numbers, if not in the manuscript itself, down beside the word count.
Suggested by: Constance (07 Feb, '20) • Upvoted: 07 Mar • Comments: 9
Linking within Dabble
Awesome to link to sections within your project so you know where you're referencing/where to follow up.
Suggested by: Sunny J. Reed (01 Dec, '17) • Upvoted: 02 Mar • Comments: 3
Under consideration Editing Plotting Story Notes
Book Layout View
I'd like to see and edit my manuscript as it would look in a physical book to get an idea of how many pages I'm at.
Suggested by: Matilda Koli (04 Jul, '18) • Upvoted: 09 Mar • Comments: 3
Under consideration Editing Import/Export User Interface
Auto-correct like in Word
Should capitalize the first letter of a sentence and auto-correct spelling mistakes like cant to can't.
Suggested by: Jacob from Dabble (30 Nov, '17) • Upvoted: 23 Feb • Comments: 8
Non-Fiction Writing Features
Features to benefit a variety of genres: 1. Citations (Footnotes, endnotes) 2. Markup ability within the Manuscript editor (there is already Markup ability in the ...
Suggested by: JordanH (27 Oct, '18) • Upvoted: 28 Nov, '22 • Comments: 11
I would like the option to use talk to text. With carpal tunnel and arthritis flare ups, it can be really challenging to type for long periods. A voice typing ...
Suggested by: Melissa Hudson Hall (19 Nov, '19) • Upvoted: 02 Mar • Comments: 1
Footnote / Endnote Creation
After highlighting text, the context menu could also contain a FN button alongside the Bold and Quote buttons. In export, Dabble could allow the user to choose ...
Suggested by: JordanH (24 Oct, '18) • Upvoted: 24 Feb • Comments: 9
I know that Dabble is a novel app, and this might be too much for what is supposed to be a nice simple novel app. But I think it'd be cool to be able to choose a ...
Suggested by: Chels (30 Jun, '18) • Upvoted: 22 Feb • Comments: 2
A feature allowing the writer to focus on the dialogue of their work. All the text surrounding the character’s speech could fade to gray allowing ...
Suggested by: Ashley Gardiner (12 Jul, '20) • Upvoted: 21 Nov, '22 • Comments: 2
You could share your writing pieces with your friends by typing in their email. If someone shared something with you, you wouldn't be able to copy or paste it. You ...
Suggested by: GravitySeeker23 (16 Oct, '18) • Upvoted: 29 Oct, '22 • Comments: 9
Ability to dismiss grammar warnings so that they permanently save as dismissed.
Right now, when a user dismisses a grammar warning, it reappears whenever the sentence is edited. It would be nice to be able to save the original dismissal so that ...
Suggested by: Damon (11 Sep, '20) • Upvoted: 22 Oct, '22 • Comments: 9
I want to be able to underline text in my manuscript.
Suggested by: Jacob from Dabble (30 Nov, '17) • Upvoted: 30 Sep, '22 • Comments: 8
Ability to align left, right, and center.
Suggested by: Mel C (03 May, '18) • Upvoted: 13 Aug, '22 • Comments: 1
Drag & drop text editing
Highlight and drag text for ease of editing (instead of cut & paste). Also, grabbing a space when highlighting a word, in both drag & drop and cut & paste.
Suggested by: Andrea (05 Nov, '20) • Upvoted: 14 Dec, '22 • Comments: 4
Add the Grammarly Add-in to the Desktop Version
Microsoft Office 365 lets you choose the option to add ProWritiingAid and Grammarly. I would like to see Grammarly added please, to the desktop version.
Suggested by: Morgan (22 Mar, '19) • Upvoted: 03 Jan • Comments: 3
I see that I've spelled Momma and Mama throughout the manuscript. I'd love to be able to search and fix all of them to be consistent.
Suggested by: PAT (10 Aug, '20) • Upvoted: 24 Nov, '22 • Comments: 4
Full access to/for ProWritingAid
So if you have a full PWA account you can use all the PWA features from within Dabble ...
Suggested by: Bryce Wilby (20 Oct, '21) • Upvoted: 2 days ago • Comments: 4
I need to be able to use two different fonts
I need to use a different font for my character's split personality. Am absolutely gutted I can't do this in Dabble, it's a key feature for my book so I'm going to ...
Suggested by: Jo (06 Oct, '20) • Upvoted: 10 Nov, '22 • Comments: 1
Auto capitalization of I
Suggested by: Jay (17 Mar, '21) • Upvoted: 06 Mar • Comments: 0
Have a dictionary for constructed languages. Maybe it could act as a lite translator as well.
Suggested by: J M Tuckerman (02 Aug, '20) • Upvoted: 26 Sep, '22 • Comments: 0
Write in Markdown (no GUI)
I write in Markdown. I use **bold** and _italics_ by default and if I need a smaller heading I use ## Heading. It'd be nice if those things changed formatting as I ...
Suggested by: AJ Hunter (01 Dec, '17) • Upvoted: 23 Apr, '21 • Comments: 0
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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