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Jed Grant
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Track words written over time, active time, WPM, multi-doc tracking, goal forecast based on amount written, 180 day history, writing streaks, and progress against goals.
v3.1 - May 2 - [NEW] WPM and active time tracking (billable hour tracking for freelancers)
[NEW] Menu, and testing tools to help diagnose problems
[NEW] Troubleshooting guide. Go to Add-ons > Writing Habit > Troubleshooting
[BUGS] Refactored a lot of code to hopefully make things run smoother

v3 - Apr 26 - New weekday only forecasts and streaks (or full week) on the settings page. Bug fixes to get word counting working again after a user saved their settings (saving settings caused it to stop). 

v2.6 & 2.7 - Apr 22 - New docs start at 0 words. Better error handling/messaging. Interface dimmer in the bottom right.

v2.5 - Added daily/total word tracking across MULTIPLE documents.  See it in action on the HISTORY PAGE. Only a limited (likely around 50) documents can be tracked before the add on will forcefully remove all tracked documents to avoid breaking. Any document can be added or removed. Tracked documents are automatically added once you make changes or add new words. Additionally, language changes were made to help with settings clarity. SETTINGS are also shared across documents now.

v2.4 - Added DATA EXPORT via the HISTORY page. Fixed a bug the broke the interface when clearing data then closing the add on right after.

V2.0 and 2.3 added DARK MODE, night owl "day" shifting, ignoring cut/inserted words, bug fixes, and a lot more. 

Become a better writer by developing the habit. Habits require consistency and the Writing Habit addon helps you keep track of when you've written, and how much you wrote. Remember, frequency is better than word count for building a habit. The more often you do it, the more likely you are to have your word count increase.

The addon lets you track how many words you've written over the last week and month and shows you a chart for both, along with history for the last 180 days, longest and most recent writing streak, a minimal mode (to focus on writing), and week/overall goal settings so you can give yourself something to shoot for. 

We recommend setting goals low until you consistently hit them, and then move up from there.
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Mikaela Koehler
February 24, 2021
I love what the app is designed to do, it has been so incredibly helpful in keeping me productive and on track.
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A user of Writing Habit
April 17, 2020
Hi there, please shoot me message via the feedback link at the bottom of the add on. I'd love to learn more about what you're wanting it to do to see if it can be accommodated so that you feel its worth five stars. It does count words that already are in the document when you first load it, but only against the overall count. Those words should not apply to today (when the add on is very first run). Once the add on has been loaded the first time, the daily word count is set at zero, because it doesn't know what you've done today. Anything after starting up will then be counted towards the goal today. On future days, assuming you tracked the previous day by enabling the add on, it should work.
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A user of Writing Habit
April 17, 2020
UPDATE! I figured it out, but still have some issues with it, but will continue to use it!
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Eliana Hernandez
February 18, 2021
It is cool.
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dom
January 31, 2021
It doesn't even work! I did everything I could think of, but there was no way I could actually make it track my words. The most I would get from this is a tracker for a writing streak, but that doesn't do me much good. Very disappointing :(
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Penelope Gasior [STUDENT]
February 20, 2021
Hi there! Go to "Add-ons" and press "Writing Habit", then "Start tracking". Hope this helps :)
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OrMaddi
January 30, 2021
I really wish it worked all the time and not half of the time. I spend most time just trying to reset the tracking on it to actually begin counting my words. Be careful because it'll work for a few days but suddenly stop tracking your words.
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George Remus
December 22, 2020
Wonderful tool!
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Amari Studios
December 16, 2020
It's really great but if it had monthly totals that would make it even better. If it also had a 180 day graph that'd be awesome.
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Samson Assefa
December 9, 2020
Samson Assefa Gebrehiwot
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ReallyBigPotato
December 1, 2020
10/10 it is amazing I love I use this when I'm making scripts!
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gradatimferociter
November 24, 2020
Was looking for something like this for long. Thanks!!
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Marvin Miller
October 22, 2020
I absolutely love this add on! Useful.
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