Here's our word count & character count app. Paste any text to get its word and character count. Or type directly in the app and see the counter update immediately. It's great for checking the length of essays, blog entries, articles, short stories, or social media posts. You can even see how long it will take an average person to read what you wrote.* Happy writing! * The app is free to use, and you can purchase the premium version to get better writing tools. For example, only premium users can get an estimate for how long it will take an average person to read what they wrote. You can also choose different fonts & colors to suit your style.