Word Counter

Word Counter 2.10.1

Count words and characters

Word Counter is a useful, free program only available for Mac, that belongs to the category Utilities with subcategory Text. View full description

Word Counter is a useful, free program only available for Mac, that belongs to the category Utilities with subcategory Text.

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Since we added this software to our catalog in 2007, it has already reached 7,725 downloads, and last week it had 3 downloads.

The current version of the program is 2.10.1 and it has been updated on 2/18/2013. This software is available for users with the operating system Mac OS X and previous versions, and you can get it only in English.

About the download, Word Counter is a slick software that will require less space than most programs in the section Utilities. It's very heavily used in Spain.


  • Added the ability to set a goal for words and characters and to track progress towards that goal
  • Can now exclude minor words (e.g. "a", "of", "or", "the") from the count
  • Can now close the main window without quitting the program
  • Can now set default font sizes for the application
  • Can now set whether the application should use plain or rich text as a default
  • Now works with the BBEdit application
  • Improved preferences window
  • Improved handling of invalid file types when files are dropped into the main window
  • New Leopard (OS X 10.5) compatible application icon
  • Minor interface enhancements

Word Counter is a Macintosh OS X application that performs a word count and a character count, but it can do much more. It can work alone or in conjunction with Apple's own TextEdit application via a small floating window. Text can be typed, pasted, or dragged into the window. Word Counter can automatically update the count based on a user-definable time interval. 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 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), and Apple's web archive (webarchive). 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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