Suggestions for improving Dabble.

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Suggested by: Jacob from Dabble (30 Nov, '17) Upvoted: 23 Nov Comments: 26

Split Screen

For looking at different sections of a scene at same time. Useful when you want to move paragraphs around or check scene's development without having to scroll and ...
Suggested by: Galadriel Mitchelmore (02 Mar, '18) Upvoted: 23 Nov Comments: 9
Under consideration User Interface

Desktop-only Version

I would like a 1-time purchase desktop only version of Dabble. I am not interested in a web version or storing my novel in the cloud.
Suggested by: Jacob from Dabble (30 Nov, '17) Upvoted: 06 Nov Comments: 14
Under consideration Integrations User Interface

Page Numbers

Page numbers, if not in the manuscript itself, down beside the word count.
Suggested by: Constance (07 Feb, '20) Upvoted: 23 Nov Comments: 9
Under consideration Editing User Interface

Project Sorting

The master project page just lists all the projects that have been entered. A method to sort these projects, either grouping similar projects or just the option to ...
Suggested by: Lunarflight (16 Jan, '18) Upvoted: 23 Nov Comments: 25
Under consideration User Interface

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: 23 Nov Comments: 3
Under consideration Editing Import/Export User Interface

Offline version/availability

I am often somewhere where i don't have internet or have very bad internet or internet that costs me a lot of money. It would be great to be able to work offline. Not ...
Suggested by: Emma (20 Apr, '18) Upvoted: 24 Nov Comments: 8
Under consideration Integrations User Interface

Introduction Video to how Dabble works and Video Tutorials

videos of how Dabble is set out, what every thing means and how it can be used to help a writer.
Suggested by: Giorgia (19 Apr, '19) Upvoted: 01 Nov Comments: 10
Planned User Interface

Voice typing

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: 04 Nov Comments: 1
Under consideration Editing User Interface

Dialogue Focus

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 Comments: 2
Under consideration Editing User Interface

Default Author Name

I'm the only author in my account, but every new project I have to change "Unknown Author" to me. Seems like this should be something we can set by default.
Suggested by: Zac (02 May, '18) Upvoted: 14 Nov Comments: 0
Under consideration User Interface

"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: 03 Apr Comments: 14

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: 28 Oct Comments: 10
Under consideration Organization User Interface

"You left off here" tab

For example, in Microsoft Office 365 when you x out of it and come back another time, a tab pops up and says. "you left off her (so many minutes/hours/days ago)." If ...
Suggested by: Morgan (22 Mar, '19) Upvoted: 31 Jul Comments: 0
Under consideration User Interface

Keyboard Shortcuts

I'm not entirely sure what keyboard shortcuts are available aside from the save and zoom. Some functionality I was really hoping for without a mouse: - Going up or ...
Suggested by: GK Sudo (18 Oct, '18) Upvoted: 29 Oct Comments: 10
Under consideration User Interface

Zoom in / out and Fit to Width

Although one can increase Chrome's zoom, it would be nice to have a native zoom in and out feature. I would especially find very useful to fit the width of the page ...
Suggested by: Francesco (12 Dec, '20) Upvoted: 05 Aug Comments: 12
Under consideration User Interface

Horizontal/Vertical Split Screen

Hi Jacob,I'd find it really useful to have a horizontal/vertical split screen view available on Dabble -- I know we have chapter merge/splits on the roadmap, but in ...
Suggested by: Emma Maree (19 May, '19) Upvoted: 02 Oct Comments: 4
Under consideration User Interface

Focus Feature that prevents editing and only shows each letter you type.

The writer sets a word goal for that session. Then it won't let you edit until you've hit the mark. Backspace triggers a buzzer to remind you to go forward not back. ...
Suggested by: Jake (01 Dec, '17) Upvoted: 29 Oct Comments: 9
Under consideration Goals User Interface

Make Dabble recognizable as a writing surface for Dragon Naturally Speaking like Microsoft Word

In order to dictate by Dragon software, I have to use the Dragon Note box and transfer it into Dabble. Its really not a big deal, but would be nice if I didnt need ...
Suggested by: Rob Lovicz (30 Oct, '19) Upvoted: 29 Oct Comments: 3
Under consideration User Interface

Customizable Color and Wallpaper Theme

Suggested by: Dolly Greymore (31 Oct, '18) Upvoted: 24 Sep Comments: 6
Under consideration User Interface

Dark Mode Switch

Everything is so bright and white! :) Could a darkmode be added?
Suggested by: Skylar Saunders (05 Nov, '18) Upvoted: 31 Jul Comments: 3
Under consideration User Interface

Arrange projects in display screen

Would be a great feature if we could determine arrangement of projects manually, not default to most recent worked on. Drag and drop or something similar.
Suggested by: Kate (13 Mar, '18) Upvoted: 31 Jul Comments: 5
Under consideration User Interface

Ability to change background colour/contrast

Being able to change the background from a stark black-on-white to something like black-on-pale-blue/yellow would be much easier on people with scotopic sensitivites ...
Suggested by: Hannah Adelsberg-McLean (01 Nov, '18) Upvoted: 31 Aug Comments: 3
Under consideration User Interface

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 Comments: 1
Under consideration Editing User Interface

Update Information

Every time that Dabble receives an update, the user would like the option to click and see what's new. After all, they are paying monthly and look forward to learning ...
Suggested by: johannes rexx (26 Dec, '17) Upvoted: 31 Jul Comments: 0

Read only mode

Lock text (on mobile especially) to prevent clicking into keyboard while scrolling back to reread
Suggested by: Preludeinz (28 May, '21) Upvoted: 31 Jul Comments: 1
Under consideration User Interface

More inspirational quotes

I have seen the same quotes quite a few times. Need more of them so i don't have as much replication.
Suggested by: Adam McCaulley (10 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 31 Jul Comments: 1
Under consideration User Interface

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
Under consideration Editing User Interface

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

speech to text

to verbally tell the story and the story is put into words as the story is told
Suggested by: Karin Wandersee (16 Jan) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 1
Under consideration User Interface

Apple pencil

I enjoy the flexibility of using software between my laptop and my iPad. If it's ever possible, the ability to write in Dabble with an apple pencil would be AMAZING!
Suggested by: Laura (26 May, '21) Upvoted: 20 Sep Comments: 1
Under consideration User Interface

Ability to turn off auto rotate on mobile app.

I'm not sure if this is just a problem on my phone (since the auto rotate on my phone is always off I don't think it's my cell) but if I tilt my cell just a little to ...
Suggested by: Shelby Doucet-Higgins (20 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 20 Sep Comments: 1
Under consideration User Interface

Printer friendly scene cards

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

Shared Document for Coauthored Stories

The ability to shared one document between two Dabble accounts would be a useful tool for those interested in coauthoring.
Suggested by: CRYSTAL (28 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 31 Jul Comments: 0
Under consideration User Interface

Set co-author role to "read-only" in project settings

Right now we can add collaborators to projects and choose their roles as "owner" or "co-author." It would be great if we could add read-only collaborators. Maybe ...
Suggested by: Z Bonilla (09 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 31 Jul Comments: 1
Under consideration User Interface

Page Color

The ability to choose a color for the background of the page while writing like on Word (Page Layout)
Suggested by: Danica (01 Dec, '17) Upvoted: 06 Dec, '21 Comments: 1
Under consideration User Interface

External User Commenting/Limited Editing

Feature: Ability to generate signed urls with time limited access to specific books/chapters/scenes and configurable ability to read or comment (maybe even suggest ...
Suggested by: Ignotas (27 Dec, '21) Upvoted: 31 Jul Comments: 0
Under consideration User Interface

Allow me to pre-fill in the author information before export so I don't have to do it every time.

Also add the ability to specify a word count, chapter count, or page count to export. The reason: When I am submitting to an agent I want to keep track of the ...
Suggested by: Randall Wright (04 Dec, '21) Upvoted: 18 Nov Comments: 0
Under consideration Import/Export User Interface

Keyboard Stay on Portrait Mode while using Mobile

My keyboard feature on my phone is to stay portrait. While using Dabble on my phone, it will auto rotate and I would loose my place and have to scroll to where I left off
Suggested by: Angel (23 May, '21) Upvoted: 31 Jul Comments: 0
Under consideration User Interface

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 Comments: 0
Under consideration Organization User Interface

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 Comments: 2
Under consideration Organization User Interface

Dual Windows

Having dual windows so that editing and draft revisions are easier
Suggested by: Jennifer (20 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 08 Jun Comments: 1
Under consideration User Interface

Chapter in multiple languages

While the "Chapter X" function in beginning in all new chapters are great. It would be even better if you could change the language from English to whatever language ...
Suggested by: Fredrik Haugen (01 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 28 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration User Interface

Visible Easily Accessible Window That Shows Safety and Protection Rights of The Author & Subscriber

Visible Easily Accessible Window That Shows Safety and Protection Rights of The Author & Subscriber
Suggested by: Jason John Tyler (23 May, '18) Upvoted: 22 Mar, '19 Comments: 0
Under consideration User Interface

Change Dark mode Comment Highlight Color

While in dark mode I can't read over commented sections, because it turns a bright yellow and the white letters are impossible to read. If the commented section ...
Suggested by: Maria (09 Dec, '21) Upvoted: 31 Jul Comments: 1
Under consideration User Interface

See scene note details while i write the scene

When i am writing in the manuscript/scene view, i'd like to be able to see the details of the scene notes on the right side rather than have to open up in a new view. ...
Suggested by: Jared Reed (08 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 07 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration User Interface

Script Writing Mode/Template

Hi! First of all, love the program, and would love to have a script writing format. I'm sure you get many comparisons to scrivener (both good and bad), but this ...
Suggested by: Josh Chevalier (23 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 31 Jul Comments: 1
Under consideration Editing User Interface

Option to collapse/expand all in a section

When in the left-hand navigation pane, I would really love to be able to right-click a book, or part, or chapter and choose to expand/collapse all items from that ...
Suggested by: Emma Maree (03 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 15 Jun Comments: 1
Under consideration User Interface

Option to keep word count visible in focus mode

I’d like the option to be able to see my word count even when in focus mode, but with the option to turn it off when not needed.
Suggested by: SG (11 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 31 Jul Comments: 0
Under consideration Goals User Interface

Look for the inspirational quote

Most of the time for whatever reason I don't start reading the quote right away when I open the app. Maybe I just don't focus enough on it. I'd like to be able to ...
Suggested by: Adam McCaulley (26 Aug, '21) Upvoted: 24 Sep Comments: 0
Under consideration User Interface

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