Dabble Reviews

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The best web-based alternative to Scrivener, for novelists, is Dabble Writer, there is no better alternative for Scrivener enthusiasts, mainly if you just bought the all-new Google Pixelbook for $1000.00. Dabble is the answer to every pining Scrivener enthusiast who does not want windows or a Mac anymore. Well, now, you can have Dabble Writer. For authors, it looks and feels almost identical to Scrivener without the tons of features authors do not use in Scrivener. Dabble strips Scrivener down, giving authors what they were meant to have to begin with. I tried Novlr and Novelize, but then I found Dabble. So far, Dabble Writer is doing it for me. It's like a pretty version of Scrivener with all the best of the best features for authors. It's stable, web-based saves automatically and can be accessed from any computer you wish to use, at any time of day or night, anywhere around the world, and as you so desire. And if your computer ever goes amiss your blood, sweat and tears remain safe in an outstanding encrypted secure cloud. Hope this helps...

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Feels like a mashup of Microsoft Wordpad and early versions of Scrivener, which can be both good and bad. The program is (as of this writing) fairly new (having launched in September 2017) and trying to fill a niche that seems to be already crowded, so in my opinion, it's already somewhat behind the curve.

One of the unique things about it is that it seems to duplicate your work between the desktop (Windows or Mac) and web versions, so that no carrying of files anywhere is needed. The notes and character sections need work, but are in keeping with a new program and I'm sure will be improved. The SaaS nature of the program, however, might turn off some looking for a one-and-done buy like Scrivener, however.

Keep an eye on this one: it has the potential to grow, but it's not there yet. Hopefully soon it might just be.

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24/7 top level professional customer support. Immediate and constant auto back ups. Updates regularly. Improving but the minute. Looks great and feels great. New mind mapping plot feature rocks. Chapters, scenes and sub-scene sections. For those on Chrome its more than perfect. Fast, reliable and efficient. Devoid of bloat. Scrivener look-alike. Growing exponentially, specifically for authors.