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Word Counter for Mac

Counts words entered into a text field.

Free
In English
Version 2.10.1
4.4
Based on 9 user rates

Word Counter overview

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.

What’s new in version 2.10.1

Version 2.10.1:

Note: Although Finder indicates version 0.1, the developer refers to it as 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

Word Counter for Mac

Free
In English
Version 2.10.1
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4.4

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Suzanne A
Suzanne A
Feb 12 2021
2.10.1
0.0
Feb 12 2021
0.0
Version: 2.10.1
Hiya, I've just downloaded Word Counter but I get the following message when trying to run the app: "Word Counter" needs to be updated. The developer of this app needs to update it to work with this version of macOS. Contact the developer for more information. I am using MacBook Pro, macOS Big Sur version 11.2 Please let me know when the new version compatible with macOS Big Sur is available. Also can you please let me know whether this app would work with documents which have been scanned and saved as PDF (currently viewed in Preview)? Many thanks Suzanne
Lesoth0
Lesoth0
Jan 4 2019
2.10.1
5.0
Jan 4 2019
5.0
Version: 2.10.1
Still works on High Sierra, albeit to open it you need to go in an verify its authenticity in Security & Privacy settings... but it works all the same after all these years. Awesome!
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
Oct 25 2016
2.10.1
2.5
Oct 25 2016
2.5
Version: 2.10.1
On El Capitan it works only with txt and rtf. Formats doc, docx, odt, fodt and even pdf are not recognized, and the software says that I need at least Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.5 for these formats. Maybe there's an error reading the correct OS version number, i.e. it's reading 10.11 as 10.1. (?)
HarryN9692
HarryN9692
Sep 8 2013
2.10.1
5.0
Sep 8 2013
5.0
Version: 2.10.1
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/.
flyte44
flyte44
Feb 18 2013
2.10.1
3.0
Feb 18 2013
3.0
Version: 2.10.1
Doesn't PopClip do this exact same thing; as one of its many downloadable options?
Annie-Walker
Annie-Walker
Jan 24 2023
2.10.1
5.0
Jan 24 2023
5.0
Version: 2.10.1
Lesoth0
Lesoth0
Jan 4 2019
5.0
Jan 4 2019
5.0
Version: null
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
Oct 25 2016
2.5
Oct 25 2016
2.5
Version: null
HarryN9692
HarryN9692
Sep 8 2013
5.0
Sep 8 2013
5.0
Version: null
flyte44
flyte44
Feb 18 2013
3.0
Feb 18 2013
3.0
Version: null
Bobzozus
Bobzozus
Sep 10 2010
5.0
Sep 10 2010
5.0
Version: null
Pi-314
Pi-314
Feb 27 2008
5.0
Feb 27 2008
5.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Sep 26 2005
5.0
Sep 26 2005
5.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Apr 7 2003
4.5
Apr 7 2003
4.5
Version: null