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Dabble new novel writing tool explores a young girl on a summer evening writing with a feather stack of books
Dabble green watercolor spot
Dabble new novel writing tool explores a young girl on a summer evening writing with a feather stack of books

Dabble's live and upcoming features

Dabble is your tool

There’s so much we want to do for you. We’re always working on upcoming features that will help Dabble be the best writing software out there… so you can craft amazing stories for your readers.

Here's what's live:

Dabble account and cloud storage

Browser version

Plotting tool

Export to Word

Word counts

NaNoWriMo word tracker

Export to text file

Prologues and epilogues

Novel subtitles


Cloud Sync v2

Dark theme

Autofocus disabling

Store daily backup offsite from databases

Find and replace

Spelling and grammar check

Project formatting options

Font themes

Mobile support

Import through paste



Text Highlighting


Sticky Notes

Split & Join Scenes

Duplicate Projects

Export Plot & Story Notes

Just-released features:

Here’s what we just released!

You've asked for...

Some of these may come soon. Others will be a long time in coming. Some may never happen. All of them we wish we could build tomorrow. Just know we are dedicated to keeping Dabble simple and we’re committed to staying that way as we add new features.

  • Novel front cover
  • Character pictures
  • Story note pictures on locations
  • Join and split scenes
  • Easier file/folder creation
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Right-click menu options
  • Better plot management
  • Let “Select All” actually select all
  • Better on-boarding helpers and documentation
  • Copy-paste files and folders (and plot cards) from one place/project to another
  • Undo everywhere, plot, navigation (delete or drag-drop), etc.
  • Ultra-focus mode, like ilys
  • Change indentation preferences in novel and story notes
  • Theme your novel with a different fonts
  • Provide more formatting options for songs/poetry in the novel
  • Allow quotes, etc. in a Parts page
  • Zoom page/text for large or small monitors
  • Toggle to always view whole book, click scrolls to scene
  • Hide a sidebar or both
  • Character profile
  • Character interviews
  • Character cast management
  • Translate interface into other languages
  • Coloring and/or labeling plot cards
  • Add story sections (e.g. Act I, II, and III)
  • Easily change between tracking scenes and not
  • Multi-select cards and other productivity improvements
  • View project at a given point in time (like Apple’s Time Machine)
  • Restore a deleted file
  • Restore a version of a file (opt as a new file)
  • Drag a project, file, or folder to/from the desktop for saving/restoring
  • From MS Word
  • From Google Docs
  • From Scrivener
  • Copy-paste files and folders between Scrivener and Dabble
  • Provide formatting options
  • eBook formats
  • Print
  • Auto-backup to Google docs
  • PDF
  • Wattpad submission
  • Kindle store (and other self-publishing) submission
  • Inline comments
  • Text markup (mark to delete, fix, etc)
  • Sticky notes
  • Define the relationship between 2 characters
  • Set the location of a scene
  • Link a magic form to the characters that perform it
  • Clickable links between pages for easy exploring of world building
  • Putting scenes or chapters online for friends to view
  • Getting beta readers feedback
  • Writer-editor workflow, let editor make changes and comments, writer chooses which to keep
  • Writing a book with another author
  • Working on a scene together with someone remote
  • Show information about when you write most
  • Show max written words in a day
  • Allow word-count contests with friends
  • Hover cards with info on characters, items, and locations in text
  • Click on hover card to go to character, item, location page
  • Intelligent character renaming (including nicknames)
  • Dialog edit pass per-character, hone in on one character voice at a time
  • Intelligently show which scenes a character (or other thing) appears in
  • Give you writing prompts and other exercises
  • Write scenes you don’t have a story for
  • Student peer reviews on writing
  • Submission to teacher and review/feedback
  • Bulk educational pricing
  • Add other writing friends
  • Have writing contests with friends
  • Post word count with friends
  • See friends’ progress

Vote for and request the features you want to see on Dabble:

Let your story unfold.