Our customers made these suggestions for improving Dabble. Suggestions for improving Dabble.
I want to add character templates or profiles.
Suggested by: Jacob from Dabble (30 Nov, '17) • Upvoted: 20 Mar • Comments: 53
Planned Plotting Story Notes
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: yesterday • Comments: 27
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: 14 Jan • Comments: 13
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: 14 Mar • Comments: 6
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: 07 Mar • Comments: 7
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
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: 10 Mar • Comments: 8
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
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 Jan • Comments: 3
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: 10 Mar • Comments: 3
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: 24 Feb • Comments: 3
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: 20 Jan • Comments: 1
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, '22 • Comments: 1
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, '22 • Comments: 0
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: yesterday • Comments: 0
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, '22 • Comments: 3
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, '22 • Comments: 0
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, '22 • Comments: 1
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, '22 • Comments: 4
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, '22 • 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: 02 Mar • Comments: 2
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
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
Printer friendly scene cards
Suggested by: Saleena Ali (09 Apr, '21) • Upvoted: 20 Apr, '22 • Comments: 0
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
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
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
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, '22 • Comments: 0
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
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, '22 • Comments: 0
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
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
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
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, '22 • Comments: 1
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
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: 10 Mar • Comments: 0
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, '22 • Comments: 0
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
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
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, '22 • 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
A Plot diagram to show how to story is progressing
Suggested by: Renee Pellegrino (16 Jul, '19) • Upvoted: 20 Feb, '21 • Comments: 1
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
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
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
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, '22 • 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
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
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
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