Many Mac word processors, especially those aimed at creative writers or document managers, have a built-in word counter. What’s it do? It counts words. I’m already up to a few dozen according to the counter on my Mac. What if you want to count more?
Count More Than Words
Word-Counter for your Mac is a simple way to count what you’re writing. Select the text, the whole text, nothing but the text, or any section of the text, and you get a word count. But not just a word count.
Not only are words counted, but so are lines within the selection, the number of sentences, unique words, even characters, both with and without spaces. Word-Counter counts everything except paragraphs.
Word-Counter’s pop down, floating window displays all the statistics from whatever you’ve selected within a text document. That can be a browser window, TextEdit, a word processor, email, PDF, or pretty much anything that has text that can be selected by pressing Command-C (same as the Copy command).
The utility resides in the Mac’s Menubar so it’s easily turned on and turned off as needed. Nothing could be much easier to use. Select the text, view the statistics. Nicely done, inexpensive and useful. Paragraph count would be a good extra touch.