Dabble vs. Scrivener

Dabble builds upon what Scrivener pioneered – simplifying, enhancing, and ushering in the next evolution of novel writing software. No need to take it from just us: Read what this author had to say about Dabble vs. Scrivener.

4 things authors love about Dabble:

Access from anywhere

Dabble stores your writing securely in the cloud. Work online from your browser, or offline with desktop apps that sync when you’re back online.

Syncing that works

Stop throwing your files into Dropbox with a prayer that they won’t corrupt, losing thousands of words. Dabble’s sync is built-in, fully supported, and automatic.

Any device

You don’t have to wait for the Windows version to catch up to the Mac. Dabble is the same everywhere. It even works on Chromebooks and Linux!

The latest features

With our cloud-based software you always have the latest version. Get new features as soon as they’re released.

Everything you need to love the process.

Easy to use (and beautiful, too).

No master class necessary.
You can learn how to use Dabble intuitively, jumping in and exploring. You won’t need hours of YouTube videos to explain how.

Simplicity is a core value.
From its name to its features, you can count on Dabble to remain simple. It takes more work to keep things simple, but Dabble is committed to do so. You will write better if your mind is fully committed to your story, rather than your tool.

When you write every day, it sure helps to use something that is nice on the eyes.

Seamless focus.

No special focus mode.
As part of Dabble’s simplicity, focus is automatic. You don’t have to learn about and go hunting for a special button to turn it on. You might not even notice it (which is the point).

Typewriter scrolling.
Wherever you place your cursor, that is where it will stay vertically as you type. You don’t need to stop your typing to scroll down.

Fade distractions.
When you type, the noise on either side of the page fades out, slowly to avoid distraction, leaving you with just your words and the page.

Specialized plotting.

Plot like Harry Potter

Shape your story with Dabble’s unique plotting tool. Dabble provides a plot grid, plot lines (subplots), and plot points (the events in your subplots) to supercharge your plotting.

See the big picture.
You can see how the events in each subplot relate to the story overall. You can adjust them for better pacing. And you can find plot holes more easily.

Dive into each subplot.
Write detailed notes on each plot point in your plot lines.

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