Firefox addon for counting words and characters

Word Count Tool Firefox Addon

As [SEO-> seo] or [Adwords-Optimierer-> adwords-optimization] you are always embarrassed to want to know how long a text is or how many characters an advertisement draft has. So far I have always taken the detour via [BBEdit-> bbedit] and copied my text into it and then read the status line to see how many words or characters the text has.

Word Count Tool Firefox Addon
The FireFox addon "Word Count Tool" quickly and reliably determines the number of words and characters in the selected text on websites. Also works in the WordPress editor!

It's much easier: There is a free addon (plugin) for Firefox called "Word Count Tool", which always shows the number of words and characters in the selected text in the status bar at the bottom left. If you have marked a text and then click on this ad, then you will also get statistics about the readability of the text, how many paragraphs the text has, how many unique terms, etc.

Word Count Tool edition
In this edition of Word Count Tool you can see a lot more statistical information ...

From my point of view an addon that is worth mentioning here. It's easy to use, convenient, and you don't even have to restart Firefox to use it. ;-)

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2 Responses to “Firefox addon for counting words and characters”

  1. Hallo,
    Words with an umlaut are counted twice, for example:

    "If you liked this post, I would be happy"
    according to add-on: 11 words 59 characters (number of characters is correct, number of words is incorrect)

    Regards
    Jörg

    1. Hello Jörg! Good point. I haven't noticed it yet, but I think I know what it is. An umlauted word is written in HTML source code with a string containing a semicolon. The addon "thinks" that probably one word ends and a new one begins, and counts it as two words for that reason. I'll have to see if I can take a look at the addon. I would have to have that much programming knowledge to fix it. :)
      If it works, I'll let you know again!

      Update: I just looked at the script, but it is quite cumbersome if you want to edit an addon and then upload it again. If you want to test it, you always have to create a new zip, rename it and then reinstall it in Firefox, restart Firefox etc ... to be honest, that's too much of a problem for me. :)

      Best regards!

      Jens

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