Apple’s TextEdit open source word processor and text editor is many things but new. And one major features that separates it from any other text editing suite is its lacking of a word count feature.
With that lacking in mind the Wharton Project is proud to make public its own script that it uses (a Text Edit word count extension) that can count the number of words, characters, and paragraphs (all text and selected text like Microsoft Word).
Follow this guide to install the extension:
Follow this guide to use the script:
This software is supplied "AS IS" without any warranties and support.
The Wharton Project assumes no responsibility or liability for the use of the software, conveys no license or title under any patent, copyright, or mask work right to the product.
UPDATE: The newest release DOES NOT require the clipboard to be emptied!