Our customers made these suggestions for improving Dabble. 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: 20 Mar • Comments: 17
I want project templates like Scrivener provides
Suggested by: Jacob from Dabble (30 Nov, '17) • Upvoted: 26 Feb • Comments: 34
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: yesterday • Comments: 1
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: yesterday • Comments: 10
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: 07 Mar • Comments: 5
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 Feb • Comments: 12
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: 13 Mar • Comments: 4
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: 07 Mar • Comments: 3
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: 30 Jan • Comments: 10
"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: 19 Dec, '22 • Comments: 14
Planned Organization User Interface
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: 02 Jan • Comments: 8
I'd like to create a book bible for my series.
Suggested by: Cam Cassidy (12 Jun, '20) • Upvoted: 24 Feb • Comments: 0
The ability to push a project to a separate area that is read only. I have a habit of creating projects and never finishing them and sometimes they have the same ...
Suggested by: AJ Hunter (20 Jun, '18) • Upvoted: 14 Nov, '22 • Comments: 10
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: 21 Nov, '22 • Comments: 1
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: 02 Mar • Comments: 1
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: 05 Jun, '22 • Comments: 0
I did a search and couldn't find anything under Copy Novel, or Duplicate Novel, so I'd like to suggest this. I make my own templates depending on what type of ...
Suggested by: Sherri (28 Jul, '20) • Upvoted: 19 Dec, '22 • Comments: 5
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: 13 Mar • Comments: 2
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: 04 Oct, '22 • Comments: 5
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, '22 • Comments: 1
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
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
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
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
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
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 • Comments: 0
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
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: 05 Jun, '22 • Comments: 2
Copy and Paste Parts, Chapters and Scenes
Suggested by: Bena (19 Oct, '21) • Upvoted: 30 Jul, '22 • Comments: 2
Please add an option to "move" scenes and chapters that is mobile/tablet friendly. Thanks!
Suggested by: Beth (23 Feb, '21) • Upvoted: 17 Sep, '21 • Comments: 2
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
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
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: 31 Jul, '22 • Comments: 0
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
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
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
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
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: 05 Jan, '21 • Comments: 1
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
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: 15 Mar • Comments: 0
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: 28 Apr, '22 • Comments: 0
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: 19 Oct, '21 • Comments: 0
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: 08 Oct, '21 • Comments: 0
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
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
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: 04 Sep, '21 • Comments: 1
I think there should be a Secondary Subtitle feature, like you can add a text box somewhere on the title page, like "Official Novel" or "Book One" or something like that.
Suggested by: Peter (14 Apr, '21) • Upvoted: 06 Dec, '21 • Comments: 0
a place for trailers for the story
Suggested by: Ashley Knab (08 Oct, '20) • Upvoted: 30 Nov, '20 • Comments: 0