Word Counter
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Word Counter is an application that performs a word count and a character count, but it can do much more. It can be used independently or in conjunction with other applications such as TextEdit, Microsoft Word, Pages, TextWrangler, and others.

Word Counter can automatically update the count based on a user-defined time interval. It can show the progress achieved towards a set goal for the total number of words and characters. It also can perform bulk counts on multiple files and folders simply by dropping them onto the window. Word Counter can count the number of times a
What's New
Version 2.10.1:
  • Added support for TexShop
  • Added support for odt and docx files
  • Better compatibility with OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
  • Ignoring minor words are now handled appropriately in the frequency counts
  • Ignoring words less than a specific length are now handled appropriatel in the frequency counts
  • Hyphenated words are now handled appropriatey in the frequency counts
  • Minor interface enhancements
  • Fixed an error where a popup dialog saying "location 09b" would sometimes appear
Version 2.10.1:
  • Added support for TexShop
  • Added support for odt and docx files
  • Better compatibility with OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
  • Ignoring minor words are now handled appropriately in the frequency counts
  • Ignoring words less than a specific length are now handled appropriatel in the frequency counts
  • Hyphenated words are now handled appropriatey in the frequency more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.5 or later



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Word Counter User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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HarryN9692 reviewed on 08 Sep 2013
This app give an extensive report about the number of words. Even though I prefer a handy tool of the web version more, such as http://wordcounttools.com/.
[Version 2.10.1]


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flyte44 reviewed on 18 Feb 2013
Doesn't PopClip do this exact same thing; as one of its many downloadable options?
[Version 2.10.1]

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Cowicide replied on 18 Feb 2013
PopClip isn't free.
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Filp replied on 01 Mar 2013
PopClip (with its annoyingly aggressive pop-in window which partially obstructs the text you're working on) will give you a word count. Period.

Word Counter, working in your choice of text editors, will give you word count with an auto update, as well as word frequency, readability stats, and preferences to ignore certain words (or words of a set length), to count hyphenated words as one or two words, to exclude a list of chosen words, to give character count with or without spaces.

Not, I think, the "exact same thing."
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Lesoth0 reviewed on 21 Feb 2011
What I find the character count is brilliant for is actually SEO work with Title and Meta Descriptions etc.;

This is absolutely invaluable for that.
[Version 2.10]


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Lesoth0 reviewed on 15 Feb 2011
Actually still works a treat (word and character counts) in OS 10.4 Tiger (despite the minimum requirements of Leopard).

Happy days.
[Version 2.10]


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Bobzozus reviewed on 10 Sep 2010
What a great app! And, for free. Please frequent the developers web site and get a screen saver. Or, donate. What a gem!

The perfect complement to any word processor. The perfect augmentation to any writer's armamentarium.

Along with Apple's own dictionary and word services; and Spell Catcher- I feel truly supported to just write- with whatever tool I wish.

This is especially useful for Text Edit Users. One of those apps that once you have- you wonder how you lived without!
[Version 2.10]


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Peter da Silva commented on 06 Oct 2008
Does it work as a Service, like WordService?
[Version 2.9]


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Yoxi commented on 13 Aug 2008
Great app - though I'd really like to see it work with Mail messages too, please :)
[Version 2.8]


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Roro01 commented on 12 Aug 2008
MANY THANKS ...

... to the developer for fixing the bug I mentioned below.
[Version 2.8]


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pi-314 reviewed on 26 Feb 2008
Many thanks for this clever, simple, and helpful application. Used with TextEdit, it will allow me not to buy MS Office, as I only used Word to write articles without layout... but I needed absolutely a powerful word counter. Here it is !
Icing on the cake, the developer is so kind and responsive.

Congratulations from France
[Version 2.7]


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Supermagnus Software (developer) commented on 01 May 2007
Word Counter cannot open Pages documents directly. As stated in the "What's New" section, Word Counter work with the Pages application itself. So if you have both Word Counter open and Pages open, Word Counter should be able to count the text in the Pages document. You must set it to work with Pages in the Word Counter preferences and then make sure the floating counter window is active. If you still have problems I would suggest e-mailing me and I can try to help you.
[Version 2.4]


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Roro01 had trouble on 19 May 2008
Still the same "AppleScript Error" as I mentioned below.
[Version 2.7.1]


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Roro01 had trouble on 25 Feb 2008
The same "AppleScript Error" - The problem I mentioned below still exists.
[Version 2.7]


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Roro01 had trouble on 19 Dec 2007
AppleScript Error

It shows an error message - "NSReceiverEvaluationScriptError: 4 (1)" - on whatever you click. You can't even quit the application by clicking Quit in the menu bar or C+Q. iMac Intel 10.4.11
[Version 2.6]

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Supermagnus Software (developer) replied on 21 Dec 2007
Word Counter has been tested on more than one machine running OS X 10.4 on an intel mac and has worked well.

Please contact me directly if you are experiencing trouble

Thank you.

--David Hanauer
(Word Counter developer)
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Downloads:23,372
Version Downloads:3,500
Type:Business : Word Processing
License:Free
Date:16 Feb 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Word Counter is an application that performs a word count and a character count, but it can do much more. It can be used independently or in conjunction with other applications such as TextEdit, Microsoft Word, Pages, TextWrangler, and others.

Word Counter can automatically update the count based on a user-defined time interval. It can show the progress achieved towards a set goal for the total number of words and characters. It also can perform bulk counts on multiple files and folders simply by dropping them onto the window. Word Counter can count the number of times a particular word appears in a document. It can even create a sortable summary table of all words in the document, with the number of times each word appears and the length of each word. Word Counter can also calculate estimates for readability statistics using the well known Flesch-Kincaid readability formula and many others.

Word Counter can handle various file types including plain text (txt, text), rich text (rtf, rtfd), Hypertext Markup Language (htm, html), Microsoft Word (doc), Microsoft Word XML (wordml), Apple's Web archive (webarchive), the Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf), and others. This program may be useful for writing a manuscript or an abstract with a strict limit on the number of words or characters allowed.


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