Online Word Count Tool
Description: How many times have you had to launch an entire word processor just to find out the number of words a certain headline or paragraph contains? This is a simple online tool to easily determine how many words - and characters - a given chunk of text contains. Simply paste the desired text into the text box below to find out. As you type, the script also updates the word and character count in real time. And when you're ready to copy the edited down text, just click on the "copy to clipboard button" below. Cool!
Paste Your Text Below to Get Word Count:
Use Online Word Count to check the word count of your essays, headlines, or other text where there is a restriction on the number of words you can have. The handy character count feature helps ensure your headlines conforms to Twitter's 140 character limit for tweets, or a page's meta description, which cuts off at 160 characters in most search engines for example.
If you like this script, you might also want to check out Lowercase Converter, an online script for quickly fixing headlines so it's all lowercase or title case etc: