I hate those web forms where they ask you to stay within a character or word limit, without giving a count of how many I have already typed.
I can’t remove the character limits on all the forms, but I can sure show how many characters, or words, have been used up.
Word Counter extension shows a simple count of characters and words in a corner of the screen. As soon as you start typing in a text box1 on a web page, the extension will start showing a live count of words and characters in the box. You leave a text box, the count disappears, leaving the screen clean.
Bonus: Select some text on a page, and the Word Counter box will appear with count of words and charachters in the selected text.