A simple tool for counting words and characters https://kianga.github.io/scratchpad/
Go to file
Kianga 9d8e0d4e78
Improve handling of on-screen keyboards
Direct the browser to resize the whole page when the on-screen keyboard on mobile devices is visible.

2023-01-17 09:38:39 +01:00
.gitattributes Initial commit 2023-01-16 20:50:34 +01:00
LICENSE Initial commit 2023-01-16 20:50:34 +01:00
README.md Explain motivation in README 2023-01-16 22:23:25 +01:00
icon.svg Initial commit 2023-01-16 20:50:34 +01:00
index.html Improve handling of on-screen keyboards 2023-01-17 09:38:39 +01:00
script.js Count Unicode characters more accurately 2023-01-16 21:45:33 +01:00
style.css Move status bar to top 2023-01-16 21:18:39 +01:00



This is a simple HTML/JS-based tool for counting characters and words.

Enter your text and see the number of characters and words at the bottom. You can also select text to count only within the selection.

Text is auto-saved in your browser's local storage, so nothing gets lost if you close the page by accident. Keep this in mind if you enter sensitive data.


I wanted to compose a series of posts on Mastodon (500 character limit) while on my phone, and tried to find a way to count the characters in a piece of text. I found somes websites that did it, all of them horribly cluttered and of course with ads. So... this. Nice and simple.