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Kewl Tools for Counting Words & Characters

There are so many places we need to know how many characters or words are in a block of text. From Twitter with it's infamous 140 (or less!) characters, to author bios for your guest post, we need to count those buggers. Check out these tools to make that easier on you. Note that descriptions come from the site owners.

Word Count Tools

This word counter tool is a web version of** Firefox add-on** and Chrome extension that provides an extensive report about the number of words, characters, sentences... Everything is done instantaneously at run time without any extra click. It comes with other bells and whistles like readability, keyword density, case change... to maximize your productivity.

Textfixer Online Word Counter

You can use this online word counter to not just count words but also determine the frequency count of keywords in text which is good for optimizing your web pages for SEO.

This online counting tool is great for essays, PDFs and just about any kind of document where you can paste the text info into the box below.

The most recent versions of Microsoft Word has this functionality built in: open a Word Doc and choose "Review" from the top menu and the word count button is on the left hand side.

You can even add this one to your website. Now how kewl is that, eh?

Word Counter

Wordcounter is a word count and a character count tool. Simply place your cursor into the box and begin typing. Word counter will automatically count the number of words and characters as you type. You can also copy and paste a document you have already written into the word counter box and it will display the word count and character numbers for that piece of writing.

Knowing the number of words or characters in a document can be important. For example, if the author is required to write a minimum or maximum amount of words for an article or paper, word counter can help them know if their article meets these requirements.

In addition, word counter automatically shows you the top 10 keywords and keyword density of the article you're writing. This allows you to know what keywords you use most often and what percentage each is used within the article. This can help you from over-using certain words in your writing and allow you to make sure you have the correct keyword distribution you're trying to obtain for any article you write.

Word counts can also be important in defining typing and reading speeds. Word counter can help determine both of these. Simply set a timer and start typing and when the time is up, you'll instantly know how many words you have typed for that period of time.

Disclaimer: We strive to make our word counter as accurate as possible but we cannot guarantee it will always be so.

Word Count Tool

Word Count Tool is a free word counter that counts the number of words submitted to it.

What does it count?

Words made out of the alphabet.

Words made from a combination of alphabets and numbers.
Words with an apostrophe ( ' ) and a hyphen ( - ).
What doesn't it count?

Words starting with an apostrophe ( ' ) or a hypen ( - ).
Words made solely from numbers, examples:
1234 will not be counted
1234a will be counted
HTML tags

Word Counter Tool

ord Counter Tool.com is a simple online utility to count number of words or number of characters online. You can either type in to Word Counter Tool.com or copy and paste content in to the application to count words and characters. You can also count the number of characters and words you type in minutes and seconds to find your typing speed. So Word Counter Tool.com is an integrated Word Per Minute / WPM calculator and word and character counter. You can also change case of the paragraph to UPPERCASE or lowercase.

Character Count Online

while back I needed to count the amount of letters that a piece of text in an email template had (to avoid passing any character limits). Unfortunately, I could not think of a quick way to do so on my macbook and I therefore turned to the Internet.

There were a couple of tools out there, but none of them met my standards and since I am a web designer I thought: why not do it myself and help others along the way? And... here is the result, hope it helps out!

What is this?
Character Count Online is a free online character and word counting tool.
All results are immediately shown, it is ridicolously easy to use and of course, it is completely free.

How is it used?
You can copy and paste your text with the characters to count in the text area above, or you can type your characters and words into the text area. The character counter field will be updated instantly, displaying the characters and words in your text.

Which devices does the counter work on?
Character Count Online works on absolutely any device.
No matter if you have a mobile phone, computer, console or tablet the counter will work perfectly!

Scribendi Word Count

Scribendi.com word count tool to help you estimate your word count.