Instant Word Counter

View statistics of your writing such as word count, character count, line count, unique words, and more.

100% free. Requires macOS Monterey or newer, compatible with Intel & M1/M2/M3 Macs. Also available on the Mac App Store.

Instant Word Counter

Quick Statistics

The app gives you a quick overview of the text’s composition by showing statistics such as word count, line count, character count, and unique words.

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Word Frequencies

The app shows you the frequency of the writing. You’ll understand which words appear how many times and thus whether you need to make changes.

Export to CSV File

The app also allows you to export the word frequencies to a CSV file so you can easily share it with colleagues or friends.

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Live Results

Just paste text and get info right away and it shows you live results as you edit the text.

Multiple Windows

The latest version supports opening multiple windows so you can count words for several writings.

Clear Formatting

You can also use the app to quickly clear the formatting of your copied paragraphs or text.

This is a small but super useful word counter app. I’ve wished Apple could add these simple features to the Notes app (which I use more often), but they haven’t. Really appreciate the SoftwareHow team for making this one.

– Michelle, a regular Mac user

Such a handy app! I was tired of having to paste content from Mail to Google Docs and needed to know the word count and characters. Instant Word Counter is exactly what I’m looking for and I’m glad that I found it.

– Sebastian, from Mac App Store

Well, I actually use Instant Word Counter more for cleaning the formatting of some paragraphs copied elsewhere on the Internet, and I love it. Definitely need to add this app to my productivity toolbox.

– Jason, a tech blogger