New: WordCounter editor available in WordCounter Chrome extension
The WordCounter editor app is now available directly in the WordCounter chrome extension. Click on the extension button in the toolbar to open the editor. The editor is also available using they keyboard shortcut ‘Cmd/Ctrl + .‘, but this may require resetting if another extension is using this shortcut.
Key features of WordCounter editor:
Set word or character limit and it shows live count, including warning colour when close to the limit.
Optionally set a hard limit and the editor prevents typing beyond the word limit.
Write in markdown
Counts words in converted markdown, not base text
Use preview button (or ‘Cmd/Ctrl+r‘) to preview formatted markdown
Print content directly from editor
End of support for WordCounter Chrome app
Google has announced end of life for Chrome Apps. As a result the WordCounter Chrome app will not receive any more updates. It will stop working when Google ends support on your platform.
I request you to switch to the Chrome extension instead. The editor in WordCounter Chrome extension supports nearly all features1 of the app, and includes more useful features for word counts on the web.
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.