Dabble turns 2!
This post originally appeared on Medium.com.
Dabble turns 2 years old today. To celebrate, we have a sneak peek at what’s coming this next year for Dabble.
It’s the feature you’ve all been waiting for…MOBILE! (coming soon to a phone near you)
We are working on mobile web support at this very moment so you can bring Dabble along with you.
Soon Dabble will work on ANY device with a browser.
Versioning will allow you to go back through your project history to any given moment since its creation.
Accidentally deleted a scene? No problem. Need to remember that clever turn of phrase you deleted last month? Go get it. Just want to see how far your manuscript has come? Reminisce the old days.
Fine, here’s some more.
- Co-authoring—co-write with another author
- Share to the web — post your work online for anyone with the link to see
- Images — supercharge your story notes
We have an exciting year coming. And we couldn’t do it without you.
We rely on you to help us grow by spreading the word. Thank you for what you have done so far to get Dabble to where it is at. And keep telling your friends and family about Dabble.
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