Suggestions for improving Dabble.

Character templates

I want to add character templates or profiles.
Suggested by: Jacob from Dabble (30 Nov, '17) Upvoted: 24 Nov Comments: 53

Timeline Feature

I would love to be able to add one or multiple timelines, so that I can track not only certain events in my story, but also track the timeline of the underlying ...
Suggested by: Anjuli Johnson (19 Jan, '18) Upvoted: 23 Nov Comments: 27
Under consideration Plotting

Mind mapping

I would like to arrange my characters or plot points in a mind map like Scapple does.
Suggested by: Jacob from Dabble (30 Nov, '17) Upvoted: 23 Nov Comments: 13
Under consideration Plotting

Link Characters to Scenes

This could be an awesome feature for when you introduce a character to your reader or main characters!
Suggested by: Tori Johnson (28 Dec, '17) Upvoted: 23 Nov Comments: 6
Under consideration Plotting

Add functionality to create multiple note cards per scene in Scene Notes panel

While I'm writing a scene, I keep wanting to add more notes to the Scene Notes without having to open the modal. As a visual person, I feel like it would be more ...
Suggested by: Amber (13 Dec, '17) Upvoted: 08 Nov Comments: 7
Under consideration Plotting

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: 23 Nov Comments: 7
Under consideration Editing Plotting

Add scenes to plot grid

I want to add the scene list to the plot grid after I've already created it.
Suggested by: Jacob from Dabble (30 Nov, '17) Upvoted: 05 Aug Comments: 8
Planned Plotting

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: 23 Nov Comments: 3
Under consideration Editing Plotting Story Notes

Scene List/Plot Lines as Timeline

It would be nice to be able to add Date Time possible setting to the plot grid scenes and the ability to change the scene listing to be at the top so it looks more ...
Suggested by: AJ Hunter (22 Jan, '18) Upvoted: 26 Oct Comments: 3
Under consideration Plotting

Ability to Move Plot Grid Columns

After spending time populating a plot grid, it would be useful to be able to move an entire column left or right, so that its placement changes in the plot grid and ...
Suggested by: Ben Cole (31 Oct, '18) Upvoted: 25 Sep Comments: 3
Under consideration Plotting

Outline mode

Plot grid not the same tool, as this English major uses thesis to drive three or more overarching sections (beginning, climax, denouement) with those well-defined ...
Suggested by: T (03 Sep, '19) Upvoted: 23 Nov Comments: 3
Under consideration Plotting

Plot Line Spanning multiple books

As I'm a series writer it would be really nice if we could have plot lines that spanned multiple goods. They would show up in the side bar like all other plot notes, ...
Suggested by: AJ Hunter (23 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 21 Nov Comments: 1
Under consideration Plotting

Zoom out plotgrid

I'd like to be able to zoom out when looking at the plotgrid to be able to get a better view when there are more plotlines than my screen is wide.
Suggested by: Elin (17 Oct, '19) Upvoted: 31 Jul Comments: 1
Under consideration Plotting

More intuitive plot point cards

1. When I click to add a new plot point in the grid, the new point should open automatically with focus on the title, which is the first thing I will type. 2. When I ...
Suggested by: Abigail Welborn (24 Jan, '18) Upvoted: 06 Nov Comments: 0
Under consideration Plotting

Print option for Plot grid

I would love to be able to print my Plot Grid in Landscape format so I can see everything all at once on paper. A Big Picture Story Board kind of look at my story.
Suggested by: RinaAmz (18 Apr, '19) Upvoted: 31 Jul Comments: 0
Under consideration Plotting

Plot graphs

I've been dying for something like this for a long time. There's one software package that does it, but only AFTER the draft is finished and imported. I'd like to be ...
Suggested by: Chet Sandberg (31 Dec, '17) Upvoted: 02 May Comments: 3
Under consideration Plotting

Swap Plot Points

Dragging a plot note on the grid to another swaps them. This allows for easier rearranging as your outline of a story evolves.
Suggested by: Saab Sahi (08 Dec, '17) Upvoted: 05 Aug Comments: 0
Under consideration Plotting

Scene cards should cascade like plot-lines

The Scene cards are the only ones that don't have a card-to-card view with descriptions and not just titles flowing from one to the next.
Suggested by: Chet Sandberg (05 Jan, '18) Upvoted: 01 Jan Comments: 1
Under consideration Plotting

Resize plot grid view

Being able to view more expansive plot grids as a whole with the option of resizing just the plot grid itself.
Suggested by: Heather (15 Oct, '19) Upvoted: 13 Sep Comments: 4
Under consideration Plotting

Character and Place Cards

I would love to be able to put my characters and information on different places in my world on notecards similar to the cards used in the storyboard feature. Then ...
Suggested by: Kady Green (10 Mar, '21) Upvoted: 08 Aug Comments: 1
Under consideration Plotting Story Notes

Dragging and dropping on the plot line with my phone

Right now you cant move the plot points or scenes around when using dabble mobile. This is a huge feature with dabble and I need it accessible on my mobile device.
Suggested by: Ashley (10 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 20 Jul Comments: 2
Under consideration Plotting User Interface

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 Comments: 1
Under consideration Plotting

Printer friendly scene cards

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

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: 18 Nov Comments: 0
Under consideration Goals Plotting

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 Comments: 0
Under consideration Plotting

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 Comments: 2
Under consideration Organization Plotting Story Notes

Scene Count

I would like to be able to see the scene count from somewhere... Probably the plot grid? If I drill into a grid's "Book Scenes", it'd be nice if it showed the ...
Suggested by: Matthew McCray (01 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 16 Oct, '21 Comments: 1
Under consideration Plotting

Freeze Book Scenes column in plot grid

Freeze the book scenes column in the plot grid when scrolling through plot lines. I use several columns for character arcs and editing notes but when scrolling across ...
Suggested by: Becky (07 Apr, '21) Upvoted: 15 Jan Comments: 0
Under consideration Plotting

Make Plot Grid Column Headers always visible at the top

Make is so the column headers are always visible at the top, no matter how many rows there are in the Plot Grid. Similar to freeze pane in excel. Right now I have ...
Suggested by: Chris N (19 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 11 Nov, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Plotting

Divide Chapters on Plot Grid

You should divide plotgrid on chapters that contain the scenes, so it's easier to navigate.
Suggested by: Guido F. Manzano (01 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 25 May Comments: 0
Under consideration Plotting

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 Comments: 0
Under consideration Organization Plotting

Plotting cards - Tracking by Percent of total words

This is really a double request - Your plot cards feature is amazing - nobody else is doing this like you are. To make it more amazing - could you add the scene & ...
Suggested by: Cedar (02 Jan, '19) Upvoted: 08 Jan, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Goals Plotting

Numbered scenes on plot grids

I think it would be nice for those of us working with length requirements on our works to have the scenes on the plot grid numbered based on their current place in ...
Suggested by: Seth Drebitko (06 Mar, '21) Upvoted: 31 Jul, '21 Comments: 1
Under consideration Plotting

Plot Grid UI: Make the Book Scenes column sticky

Make the Book Scenes column stay in view (and collapsible) on the left (like the column headings are at top) so that you tell where your plot points are relative to ...
Suggested by: Marc (27 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 23 Jul Comments: 1
Under consideration Plotting

Multiple plot points per storyline in a scene

Add the ability to have multiple plot points from a single storyline in one scene. This is really important for people like me who create storylines and plot points ...
Suggested by: Rebekah D. Cook (03 Jan, '18) Upvoted: 08 Oct, '21 Comments: 1
Under consideration Plotting

Drag and Swap PlotGrid Columns

It would be useful to be able to drag and swap the plotgrid columns, so you can build them out and then reorganize them as necessary. I would also like to be able ...
Suggested by: Amanda Davison (01 Dec, '20) Upvoted: 09 Aug Comments: 0
Under consideration Plotting

To be able to resize the plotting screen so I can see all my columns at same time.

Suggested by: Cedar (05 Dec, '18) Upvoted: 22 Dec, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration Plotting

To be able to move columns around on the plotting grid screen.

Also - I love the plotting screen. This is why I picked dabble. Thanks!!
Suggested by: Cedar (05 Dec, '18) Upvoted: 11 Aug, '19 Comments: 2
Under consideration Plotting

Adding cards to the plot while writing

While writing, not only being able to see your plotpoint-cards to the right, but being able to (right-click?!) add some, would be amazing.
Suggested by: Yo-Pa (03 Dec, '20) Upvoted: 05 Jan, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Plotting

Word count

I'd like the word count and scene cards to have an option to stay there. (You can pick if you want to see it or not). It annoys me that they're either not there or ...
Suggested by: Luann (02 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 15 Feb Comments: 0
Under consideration Goals Plotting User Interface

Show plot line name on cards in "Scene Notes" section of manuscript

It would be useful to see the name of the plot line of each card (on the card) in "Scene Notes" in the manuscript section.
Suggested by: ML (16 Apr, '19) Upvoted: 25 Oct, '19 Comments: 0
Under consideration Plotting

A Plot diagram to show how to story is progressing

Suggested by: Renee Pellegrino (16 Jul, '19) Upvoted: 20 Feb, '21 Comments: 1
Under consideration Plotting

Highlight text to create scene/plot cards

Simply being able to highlight text anywhere and with a click turn it into a new card on a chosen plot grid. Ex. highlight text 🠒 create new card 🠒 select scene or ...
Suggested by: Phil (06 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 12 Oct, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Plotting User Interface

Non-Linear Manuscript Plot Grid

Say you want to write a whodunnit story (or a Memento novelization!) and have the common flashback scene that explains how the murder actually took place near the end ...
Suggested by: Francesco (14 Dec, '20) Upvoted: 05 Jan, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Plotting

Auto Tracking and Update Across Platform

Imagine, writing in your manuscript an amazing seen. This scene features certain characters, places, and details that you want to have in hour character profile, or ...
Suggested by: Perry (02 Dec, '20) Upvoted: 22 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Editing Plotting

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: 17 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration Organization Plotting

Sample, downloadable template for novel manuscripts and screenplays.

Create a sample, downloadable template for novel manuscripts and screenplays for us as a reference, like from your Instagram post.
Suggested by: dc johnson (31 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 31 Jul, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Plotting

Flashback plot points

When I'm organizing my plot grid I want to put an event that happens earlier in the story, but that I will only mention in a later scene. Yet this moves my scene ...
Suggested by: Kseniia (23 Mar, '19) Upvoted: 25 Oct, '19 Comments: 0
Under consideration Plotting

Multiple scene-based plot grid

Currently we can have only 1 plot grid that has the scenes and plot note cards that go into the manuscript. Can we have multiple to further section out books? Like ...
Suggested by: Jessie (23 Aug, '21) Upvoted: 23 Aug, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Plotting

Snowflake Method inn plotting tools

The Plot Grid feature is very useful, but many writers need help coming up with the basic flow of their storyline in the first place. To that end, Dabble should ...
Suggested by: Luke Jensen (11 Jul, '21) Upvoted: 11 Jul, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Plotting

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