If FreshPaint is for Artists, Dabble is for Engineers. Paint only with better UX and one click away tools.


Dabble is the Microsoft Word for capturing ideas visually. It is as easy as drawing ideas using a pen on a paper. It is the perfect tool for brainstorming, prototyping layouts, sketching, and drawing.


Release 1: Shipped!

  • Color palette with windows accent colors
  • Pencil and Eraser included
  • Export to JPEG and PNG file formats

Release 2: Shipped!

  • Smoothens user drawn lines
  • Import image
  • Make the background white
  • Align the clear and eraser buttons to the left
  • Bug fixes
  • Performance improvements

Release 3: Coming soon


  • HTML5
  • JS
  • CSS3
  • WIN JS
  • Google Analytics


  • Free
  • No Ads


  • Make the background white
  • Align the clear and eraser buttons to the left
  • Export to SVG Option
  • Font smoothing
  • Undo option
  • Import image




Mexond Dec 6 '12 at 19:54
Nice and clean app! When I first started the App and was met by the white screen, I tried to paint right away, but couldn’t. My first thought was that the App didn’t work. Then, I tried right clicking and realised that I had to select a color first. Maybe the black pen could be selected as default? I also think that a shape tool would be a great addition to your app. Maybe with a few of the most common shapes, such as Line, Cirkle, Rectangle, etc. Just enough to still keep the app clean and simple. Also agree with a previous comment that size option for Pen and Eraser would be great. :)
CodeToGlory Dec 6 '12 at 23:17
Thanks for the great feedback. I will it add it to my backlog for Release 3. This app will always be free and my goal is to make this app the simplest app with best performance in the entire windows store. Stay tuned for more performance improvements in future.
Ankit Dec 5 '12 at 19:53
Cool Idea. Among the Must haves.
CodeToGlory Dec 6 '12 at 23:21
Thanks Ankit. All the best!
hunter Dec 5 '12 at 10:00
There should be a Welcome screen . Pen and Eraser size should be variable ,very difficult to rub something .And a paint bucket should be available. There should be an option to upload image if you are keeping the application this simple.
CodeToGlory Dec 6 '12 at 23:18
Release 3 will have variable size pens and eraser. I am trying to balance between simplicity and features. My goal is for users to come in and do their work and out of the app as quickly as possible.
Software Developer Dec 3 '12 at 16:20
Remember to upload your demo video to be eligible for prizes.
CodeToGlory Dec 6 '12 at 23:20
I did. Thanks for the reminder.
Harshit Dec 3 '12 at 12:08
A tablet to get more used on tablet than a desktop/laptop. Though a great idea to put a prototype images and free hand
CodeToGlory Dec 6 '12 at 23:21
Thanks Harshit. I had to take care of mouse and touch as well thanks to Windows 8 bimodal OS.
MBZ Nov 26 '12 at 17:43
It has not a very great experience on PC but the tablet xp would be great, I think!
SchmitzIT Nov 20 '12 at 10:22
What a cool idea. Will have to give this a go.
b0x0rz Nov 11 '12 at 9:09
mouse support sucks :P
CodeToGlory Nov 13 '12 at 17:24
Can you please elaborate? I would like to fix the issues that you are having. Thnx.
Abhinandy Oct 28 '12 at 5:34
what are the changes we expect in it?
CodeToGlory Nov 5 '12 at 15:20
Release 2: Shipped! Smoothens user drawn lines Import image Make the background white Align the clear and eraser buttons to the left Bug fixes Performance improvements
vignesh4303 Oct 22 '12 at 8:31
did you apply duplicity feature in your application,for e.g in mspaint the duplicity feature will lets you do Duplicity If you have a shape drawn in the drawing area and it is in the perfect size and position and you want to draw another copy of that shape, you just have to copy the image and paste it wherever you want it. There is no need to redraw that image." for more reference of mspaint feature view this too tips4pc.com/windows_seven_tips/…
CodeToGlory Oct 24 '12 at 2:26
Thanks Vignesh. I will look into this. I have to tell you though, I am learning a lot about paint from you but just remember desktop apps are power apps and don't comply with fierce reduction that modern apps require for windows 8.
Logan Alan Nowak Oct 22 '12 at 1:04
This looks great, keep up the good work.
CodeToGlory Oct 24 '12 at 2:19
Thank you, Logan.
Mamta Dalal Oct 17 '12 at 4:30
The features mention "Export to JPEG or PNG formats", I presume this is like a Save feature. Will your app also support opening existing images for editing?
CodeToGlory Oct 17 '12 at 16:07
I am not supporting opening existing images for now. But definitely going to look at building it for Day 2.
CodeToGlory Oct 24 '12 at 2:18
Added this feature to Release 2. Thanks for your feedback.
MatthewThepc Oct 17 '12 at 3:20
Looks like it will be a nice app, when can you get screenshots up? Also, is it possible to export to .svg?
CodeToGlory Oct 17 '12 at 3:22
I will update with some screenshots tomorrow. I will look into exporting to svg. I want to get a release 1 out into marketplace with a basic feature set and keep adding features and providing good updates.
CodeToGlory Oct 24 '12 at 2:19
This is looking like a major task as there is no easy API for me to export to SVG.
vignesh4303 Oct 11 '12 at 9:39
can you say whats the diffrence b/w paint and your app since things you have mentioned can be done through paint
CodeToGlory Oct 11 '12 at 14:50
I am building it by taking the most important features of paint and giving them quick shortcuts to use colors and create doodles fast. I will upload the screenshot once I complete it in a day or so. The UX of the App is my main focus.
CodeToGlory Oct 21 '12 at 15:36
Does Paint do font smoothing?
vignesh4303 Oct 22 '12 at 8:26
yes we can do font smoothing in paint,by default it was disabled ,for reference on font smoothing have a look at this technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc978612.aspx and some of the features which can be accessed through paint can be as follows ms.fanhow.com/ms-paint-font-smoothing ,The second link may help you while creating features to your application ,so whats the new thing implemented through your application ?
CodeToGlory Oct 10 '12 at 17:07
How important is the eraser tool for this app?
Sandra Walters Oct 16 '12 at 16:43
I think an undo feature would be just as important (if not more so) as an eraser tool; does your app have this?
CodeToGlory Oct 16 '12 at 16:46
I completed the eraser tool. I will look into Undo.
CodeToGlory Oct 17 '12 at 20:14
Sandra, I added a clear all feature for now as undo seems a bit complicated to complete for my timeline.