Sometimes you want to know how many characters you’ve typed into an app that doesn’t have a character counter (like the built-in Messages app).
Solution: install CharCounter.
While writing a text message, select your whole message and Copy it to the clipboard.
Then quit to the Home screen and launch CharCounter.
When CharCounter launches, it displays the contents of the clipboard and counts the number of characters.
Editing the text automatically updates the character count.
You can touch the “Copy All” button to copy all of the text to the clipboard, ready for pasting into the app of your choice.
Fixed bug where contents of clipboard were not pasted on launch.
Ratings and Reviews
You Know What Would Be Awesome?! :)
If the app had separate character count sections for each type of social media network! For example, Twitter allows 140 characters max. The app could tell us when we go over that depending on the social media network.
In addition, for those worried about cut off texts or paragraphs, there would be a "preview" button. So we can see exactly how it looks once posted. For example, Facebook posts that are too long have "see more" written at the end.
Thanks for reading!
Good simple app
I found this app to be great at what it does. It counts up rather than down like some other counters which means that you can use it for more than just 140 character text messaging. It has a nice option to automatically paste whatever you have on the clipboard to the app whenever it starts up. This is useful for when you want check and see if your text from some other app has enough characters.
It's an easy simple app that just works.
Works for what I need it to (making sure Google Voice txts aren't split into multiple msgs) & way better than Word Counter that I tried before. Other than Apple integrating a character counter into their txts & emails (which they really ought to have >.<), this is the next best thing =)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.