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Word Counter Widget is a Dashboard widget for Mac OS X. It provides word counts and character counts and can also count the number of instances of a specified word or phrase. It has several customizable options, including:

  • Counting all words or only words above a specified length
  • Counting all characters or all characters without spaces
  • Counting hyphenated words as a single word or as separate words
  • Counting text instances in a case-sensitive or case-insensitive manner

What's New

Version 1.2:
  • Now available as both an Apple Dashbboard Widget and a Yahoo! Widget
  • Added a button to paste text from clipboard
  • Minor interface enhancements


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Downloads 4,114
Version Downloads 3,204
License Free
Date 26 Jun 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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