The tabbed story map template is awesome for creating inspiring user-friendly stories. I have some suggestions that may make it quicker and easier for story map makers.
1) Add an option to duplicate tabs. This would mean the author could duplicate tabs, then swap out the web map for an alternative and update text, links, photos, videos within the "template" made based on an earlier tab. This would be time saving and help create a consistent series of tabs.
2) Add the option inside the story map app to customise the map extent by e.g. panning, then clicking Use Current Map View. This would mean that to create a tabbed story map where individual maps feature e.g. a basemap gallery, instead of having 1 web map to 8 web apps to 1 story map, maybe I could have 1:1:1!
3) Add an option to edit text in the descriptive panel using HTML. This would offer more control and reduce errors. This is already possible in the Journal story map, so might be easy to offer in the Tabbed template.
Many thanks for your consideration.