My follow up to using WordCounter

Time to check in on WordCounter. As I look at the stats for the last 15 days, I’ve written 28,590 words, with most of those in Scrivener. A fair bit comes from Slack with 5,000+. TaskPaper has around 2,000 and Hemingway Editor gets some play with 1,500.

That is a good amount of writing for 15 days. 30k words is well on the way to a decent novel. I believe 50k is the goal for NaNoWriMo.

Some interesting data, but where to go from here? I like the idea of tracking my writing across multiple apps. It shows me where I am working, and which apps gets more use than others. That is beneficial when it comes to upgrades or new purchases.

There are plenty of tools to “count” words, but they require some sort of copy/paste, which is pointless. WordCounter tracks words across apps as you type. And you can add the apps you use.

From that standpoint it works very well. The stats are useful, and overall, I haven’t seen any issues.

My only quibble is the price. $20 to track word counts seems a little high. It’s neat, but merely from a statistical standpoint. If I were charging people by the word, trying to hit a target, or some other “justification,” I could easily see the benefit. At $9 it would be a done deal.

It’s certainly a “nice to have,” but at $20, I’m not sure it’s a “must have.”

Decisions, decisions…

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