Suggestions for improving Dabble.

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: 04 Jun Comments: 22
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TOC - Table of contents

An automatic table of contents for parts and chapters (which I use as individual short stories in a collection) with compability of automatic page numbering when ...
Suggested by: Christin, Madrid, Spain (07 Feb, '18) Upvoted: 18 Jun Comments: 4
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Deeper Project Structuring

As a writer of series and/or multiple stories in the same world I'd like the ability to keep all my books together with my world notes etc without having a clutter of ...
Suggested by: AJ Hunter (01 Dec, '17) Upvoted: 25 May Comments: 13
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Dedication, Acknowledgments, and About the Author Pages

Have the ability to insert an assigned page for your dedication, acknowledgments, and your "About The Author" statement/picture
Suggested by: Isabelle P. (11 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 09 Jun Comments: 6
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Main Page - Folders

I would love to see folders on the main story page, not just within individual stories. It would be so much more organized than all the stories just thrown on there ...
Suggested by: Niki (27 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 26 May Comments: 18
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Prologue, Epilogue, Table of Contents

Prologue, Epilogue, Table of Contents, maybe a page for copyright info and author info
Suggested by: Amy Selvidge (18 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 18 Jun Comments: 5
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To-Do

For any given section, I sometimes have a To-Do list (i.e. 'make this more about character A instead of character b', 'rewrite dialog,' etc.). Right now I put this in ...
Suggested by: t3db0t (01 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 21 May Comments: 7
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Folders in the Recent Project View

I would like to see a way to create folders in the Recent Projects view when you start Dabble. This would allow the user to store projects based on genre and/or ...
Suggested by: James Morris (27 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 23 May Comments: 15
Under consideration Organization User Interface

Series Bible

I'd like to create a book bible for my series.
Suggested by: Cam Cassidy (12 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 08 Jun Comments: 1
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Ability to organize writing projects

I like using Dabble for more than just story writing, but also as a place to STORE my future ideas. But the front page with my projects is always so messy and I feel ...
Suggested by: Nicole Mercado (20 Jan, '20) Upvoted: 04 Apr Comments: 15
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"Copy to New" feature

It would be nice, for people who always like to start with a certain structure, to be able to "copy to new" a chapter, or even a whole project, which would just ...
Suggested by: Susan (01 Dec, '17) Upvoted: 14 Nov, '23 Comments: 14

Scene status

It would be great to be able to use tags or a text field to track the status of each scene (draft 2, revision 1, etc.). I don't always write my scenes in order, so it ...
Suggested by: ML (15 Apr, '19) Upvoted: 07 Nov, '23 Comments: 1
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Add Prologue and Epilogue Feature

Would you like to have a Prologue and/or a Epilogue in your novel
Suggested by: Heather Ries (06 Mar, '21) Upvoted: 20 Feb Comments: 2
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Add Epigraph page

Add a phrase, quotation, or poem on a separate page at the beginning of a book or chapter.
Suggested by: Carey Grayson (23 Feb, '18) Upvoted: 31 Mar Comments: 1
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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: 19 Sep, '23 Comments: 7
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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: 18 Jun Comments: 2
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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: 08 Apr, '23 Comments: 2
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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: 29 Feb Comments: 1
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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: 02 Feb Comments: 1
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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: 12 Jan Comments: 0
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"Move" option

Please add an option to "move" scenes and chapters that is mobile/tablet friendly. Thanks!
Suggested by: Beth (23 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 16 May Comments: 3
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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: 02 Feb Comments: 0
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Add chapter numbers beside chapter title

Ok, so if I use chapter names, Dabble ads a small text with the chapter number on top of it. That's fine. That said, there are no numbers in the chapter list on the ...
Suggested by: Denise (06 Dec, '21) Upvoted: 27 Sep, '23 Comments: 2
Under consideration Organization User Interface

Make notes interchangeable from Plot or Scenes and be able to move it to Chapter

It would be nice to be able to take some portion of the notes or plot cards and be able to place them into other folders.
Suggested by: Kristi Scoubes (22 Apr, '21) Upvoted: 31 Jan, '22 Comments: 2
Under consideration Organization Plotting Story Notes

Copy Folder/Notes Between Projects

The ability to copy or lift folders (and/or their notes) from one project and port them to another would be convenient, rather than having to copy/paste massive ...
Suggested by: Nikki (17 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 20 Aug, '22 Comments: 2
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Project descriptions

It would be nice to be able to put a description of each project that you can view without going into the project. Like a book plot or back cover description.
Suggested by: Norma (06 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 12 Jan Comments: 0
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Move Chapters/Scenes Between Projects

It'd be awesome to have the function to move a chapter or scene between projects, not just within a project. That way, there can be a "graveyard" project, where ...
Suggested by: Sarah Brnjas (17 May, '21) Upvoted: 08 Mar, '23 Comments: 0
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The ability to download/print-out the chapter/scene list as a separate document

It would make juggling scenes to get the order right so much easier!
Suggested by: Sue Dowell (10 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 23 Jul, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration Organization User Interface

Copy and Paste Parts, Chapters and Scenes

Suggested by: Bena (19 Oct, '21) Upvoted: 30 Jul, '22 Comments: 2
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Archive Old Material Within a Project

Would love to have the ability to archive entire chapters or folders within a book or project that I no longer want in my current iteration of the book, but may still ...
Suggested by: Hannah (21 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 01 Feb Comments: 1
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Give alternative icons for Folders & Notes (left-hand navigation)

The attached screenshot is from another app. I found the ability to change icons from the default Folder or piece of paper (Notes) to more specific icons depending on ...
Suggested by: MK (01 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 12 Oct, '23 Comments: 1
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Separate Format for Short Stories

Rather than the layout and part/chapter/scene designations for longer works, including an option that allows for a short story layout (still including notes and the ...
Suggested by: Ashleigh H. (18 Feb, '22) Upvoted: 16 Aug, '23 Comments: 0
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Repository for pulled lines/scenes

Scratch pad for passages of text that need to be removed but aren't worth deleting
Suggested by: PreludeInZ (27 May, '21) Upvoted: 11 Nov, '21 Comments: 0
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A scratch-pad type note function within the manuscript beside each chapter

I would love to be able to create a note from the Chapter Actions drop-down menu that would let me summarize the content of the chapter. It would be great if it could ...
Suggested by: Laurin (10 Apr, '21) Upvoted: 01 Feb, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration Organization Story Notes

Scene Meta data

Currently with no ability to view any sort of meta I'm resorting to creating plot points to fill these particular meta data points like 'setting' and 'date/time'. ...
Suggested by: AJ Hunter (02 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 13 Apr, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration Organization Plotting

Sorting files/folders

It would be nice to have the option from the context menu of "support" folders (characters, etc.) to sort them by title. I have dozens of characters and, while the ...
Suggested by: D A (08 Jun, '21) Upvoted: 01 Aug, '23 Comments: 1
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Upload existing characters to a different manuscript

It would be awesome if we could import our characters from the first book in a series! Or a way to clump a series or "world" together so you can easily keep track of ...
Suggested by: Katie (03 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 23 Nov, '23 Comments: 0
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Be able to add or subtract Chapters without having to cut and paste work

I would like to be able to hit add chapter or remove chapter heading and have it automatically keep count of the number of chapters.
Suggested by: Lynn (13 Apr, '21) Upvoted: 21 Jan, '22 Comments: 0
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New option for Chapters in Manuscript

I like to write scenes in a more or less random way as thoughts come to mind. Later, I would like to stitch the scenes into the manuscript without re-typing or ...
Suggested by: Danny Clarke (25 Mar, '21) Upvoted: 04 Sep, '21 Comments: 0
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Small updates to allow academics to also use Dabble

Dear friends, it would be lovely for us academics seeking to use Dabble if you could allow sub-scenes to also be created in an 'infinite' way even- i.e. for more than ...
Suggested by: Despina (27 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 25 Jun, '22 Comments: 0
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Title Generator

Finding the perfect title for a book can be a challenge. I would like to see some credible websites that help with generating the perfect title.
Suggested by: Jessica James (07 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 22 Feb, '22 Comments: 1
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Writing Novels and Stories By Scene

I would like to be able to write stories by scene and not Chapter and only later combine scenes into Chapters
Suggested by: Calvin Jim (31 Jul, '21) Upvoted: 06 Feb Comments: 1
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Desperate to find an equivalent online version of Scrivener that is academic journal based

Please could you develop a reference section where references could be added and citations put in the text. It would be fantastic to have an academic version for ...
Suggested by: Andy Williams (29 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 25 Jun, '22 Comments: 1
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Merge/Split Chapters and Scenes

It would be nice to be able to merge multiple scenes or chapters into one and also to split without having to copy/paste (and without affecting the daily word goals)
Suggested by: SG (17 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 29 Feb Comments: 0
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Writing not tied to manuscript option

I have one 'project' that is all unrelated short stories. They aren't connected or a manuscript of any kind, but at a later stage one or two of them might develop ...
Suggested by: Sarah Jones (26 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 16 Feb Comments: 0
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Limit Manuscript View to one Book (optional)

Currently, the Manuscript View displays index cards for the scenes in all Books in the manuscript. When working on a series (with potentially 10 or more books), it ...
Suggested by: L. U. Cephir (24 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 02 Dec, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration Organization Plotting

Having the ability to separate chapters/scenes by POV

I might not be able to find a feature that would do this, but if it is not there I think it would be nice to be able to separate it or label it so that I can keep ...
Suggested by: Hannah Hasenyager (14 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 11 Aug, '22 Comments: 0
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Optional Breaks Between Scenes

Sometimes scenes are connected with transition text and not a section break. There should be an option (either globally or on a scene itself) to have no scene break.
Suggested by: Travis Starnes (03 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 28 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
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Adding special type of plotline restricted to element titles from a chosen Story Notes folder

Manually typing-in values into the Plot Line column is tedious, error-prone and not easy to update. I would suggest that Dabble allows us to add a plotline based upon ...
Suggested by: Mark (14 Oct, '21) Upvoted: 23 Oct, '23 Comments: 0
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Smarter Chapter Numbering on Tablet/Mobile

When creating new parts or chapters on the mobile version, the program automatically numbers the chapters in numerical order regardless of where you are adding the ...
Suggested by: Richard Inks (17 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 23 Oct, '23 Comments: 0
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