I recently downloaded the demo version of ByteScout’s PDF text extractor. For most PDF files I tried, the software worked well. Unfortunately, for a series of PDFs central to my application, the PDF author had encoded the files in such a way that the text could not be extracted, so in the end, I couldn’t use the product. But while the ByteScout support agent and I were working through the issue, his attempts to help were simply outstanding. I never waited more than a day or so for a response to an email, and the responses were very detailed, helpful and easy to understand. He provided the kind of support that used to be the standard years ago but that you very seldom get from a vendor today. He even helped me find a workaround that let me accomplish my goals, even though it didn’t require me to purchase his product. If I ever need another product from ByteScout’s offerings, I won’t hesitate to try it based on the support I know I’ll get. — Alan Holbrook
ByteScout Word Counter for desktop is a great tool to count characters, words, and sentences in any piece of text you need to check. The program is fast and easy to operate with.
If you’re interested to run the tool for commercial purposes, see Word Counter Business License.
Online Version for Word Counter is also available.
A character count tool, at times referred to as a word count tool or word counter, does exactly what its name suggests: it counts the number of words in a text. Word count is the total number of words in a text. Keep in mind that the terms character and word, though used interchangeably in many situations, are actually two different things. A character is one simple letter or punctuation mark, while a word is a combination of letters that form a distinct and meaningful element of writing or speech. Be clear about the kind of tool you wish to use beforehand, so you may select the appropriate one.
Word count is frequently used by translators to find out how much to charge for a particular translation job since translators charge per word. Freelancers that dedicate their time to writing may also change depending on the word count of a task. Also, the word count of a document or text can help determine readability, physical measurements, and/or typing and reading speeds.