What is Wordcountfox?

Wordcountfox is a free online tool that counts words, characters, paragraphs, and sentences. This tool is for students or bloggers that need to keep track of how many words they wrote for their essay, blog, or article. Simply copy and paste some text, or start typing, and the word count will update automatically.


If you have a specific word count that you are trying to reach, you can set a goal, and the progress bar will display the percentage of completion towards that goal. The autosave feature saves your work, so you can rest assured that you won’t lose any of it if you accidentally navigate away from the page. You can pick up right where you left off once you come back.

For Students

Typically students will be required to write an essay with a specific minimum word count. An average college essay is around 600 to 1500 words. Students can use this tool to check if they reached that word count to avoid negative marks and point deductions on their assignments.

For Bloggers

It’s recommended that blog posts have a minimum of 300 words to rank effectively in Google search results. It helps Google get a better sense of what the content is about. Bloggers and Content Writers can use this tool to check if they reached a specific word count.