Medium Word Count Chrome Extension

The website offers an excellent writing environment. One problem I always had with the service is that it doesn’t really keep track of how long a post is. Other services, such as Editorially, do keep track of the length. I prefer Medium’s writing mode to Editorially’s, but wanted to know how long my posts are.

So I wrote a Chrome browser extension to solve this problem for me. It’s very simple and very subtle. In the editor, the word count is displayed in the top left.

Medium Chrome Extension

Go download it in the Chrome Web Store. Let me know what you think and feel free to contribute to it over on GitHub.