Count the words and characters of any text quickly and with extreme flexibility! This is the perfect app for counting regular words and characters, but it also supports a simple yet powerful rule editor so you can, for instance, count paragraphs or strings of numbers instead.

To start just enter any text and press analyze. In a moment all words and characters are listed on the right side. The predefined rules will serve most needs, but you can customize them in the preferences.

The preferences are simple, yet powerful. You can give special names to characters but, more importantly, you can define how QuickCounter decides if a letter is part of a word (i.e. when a word starts and ends) or not. For example: imagine you don't want commas to be included in words (i.e., whenever a comma is found you want the word to end) but you want floating point numbers to appear as only one word (ex: '3,14' as opposed to '3' and '14'). All you have to do is create a rule that states that a comma is only part of a word only when between numbers. Simple! You can define all sorts of exceptions. The help menu contains a precise and complete explanation.

- Quick and simple counter
- Powerful and comprehensive rule editor
- Automatic analysis: just type and watch your stats change
- Simple and easy-to-use interface

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What’s New

Version 1.3

Automatic analysis: Just type and QuickCounter will automatically analyze your text at regular intervals. Go to QuickCounter's preferences to turn this option on or off and to set a delay before your text starts being analyzed. An 'Instantaneous' delay is not recommended for large texts. When in doubt, it is better to set the delay to 0.5 seconds or more.

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Ratings and Reviews

karmen.12 ,

Very useful and informative

Once a while it is needed track on the word count after i finish my articles and i have been doing this the hard way all along until i found this app. It came to my rescue and saved a lot of time. Its fast, simple and helpful. A much have app for people like us.

C Serhal ,

Surprisingly Crucial

I write in Textedit with every editing tool turned off so it is a pure blank tablet. I don’t have Microsoft Word, or any other program to use on my computer. I was desperately lacking the sense of accomplishment as I went along. After a week of pushing through a novel using textedit, I felt like I was spitting in the wind, UNTIL I DOWNLOADED QUICKCOUNTER! It sounds extreme but it changed everything. By simply going to it on occasion and checking my word count, I could keep an eye on my daily output, set goals for myself, and feel good about my accomplishments at the end of the day.

Jazmine Alvarez ,

Quick Counter

Just got a mac and needed a word counter for a project. This works really well! It even tells you how many words you used. For example, a article might have too many the so the quick counter will count that for you. Even Microsoft Word's wod counter doesn't do that. Also, its free! :) The only thing is I can't seem to find the settings but the one they give you works fine too :)


Alexandre Truppel
2.9 MB
OS X 10.6.8 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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