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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.
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Overview
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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A User of Writing Habit
March 29, 2020
EDIT: UPDATED FROM 4 TO 5 STARS. TOTAL WORD COUNT can be found at the top of the 'DETAILS' tab. X of Y words ( where X is the word total and Y is the goal). Also - Jed got back to me so quickly on a feedback submission. I was impressed. ORIGINAL REVIEW It works and works well, although the count is marginally different to Google's built-in word counter (I am not sure which is the more accurate). What it appears to be missing is a 'total word count', for those documents that may have been written before (or without) using this app. A nice feature would be the ability to export data as a csv file for external use. Overall, it's a pleasing, and vastly superior, word counter to the built-in offering. Well done!
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A User of Writing Habit
June 15, 2020
It's great! Really awesome, productivity jumped so much. Kudos to you. I just have to point out that it often stalls at a certain time (3AM on my side, 7PM UTC). The word count doesn't update properly (UI problem). It goes back to normal the next day during the day.
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A User of Writing Habit
April 18, 2020
Where has this been????? Why was it hiding from me??? This is perfect for me because it gives you a tangible record of your progress and it's so motivating to know exactly how many words you need to reach your goal by that date. Like sure, you could math it out, or you can have this nice add-on that does that AND more! I love this. My one issue is how it counts all pre-existing words in the document as your word count for the day. Not a huge issue but noticeable the larger the document is.
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Lili Owen Rowlands
April 19, 2021
Works fine for body text but won't track footnotes, which is really annoying
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gradatimferociter
November 24, 2020
Was looking for something like this for long. Thanks!!
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A User of Writing Habit
May 6, 2020
There is an error that comes up on the app that I can't get rid of. How I can fix this?
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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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A User of Writing Habit
May 4, 2020
This is a phenomenal tool, not just for personal writing, but for keeping track of writing productivity for profit. As a freelancer, I can honestly say this this a huge asset to my business. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone looking to track and maximize the benefits of their writing. Also, the developer is very responsive to feedback and goes above and beyond to improve the tool. TWO THUMBS WAY UP!
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A User of Writing Habit
May 27, 2020
Easy to use add-on, user friendly and one I'll certainly recommend. Two things I noticed pretty quickly (neither one vital but pet-peeve worthy for me) 1. When I set the goals, it doesn't seem to calculate the WPD correctly in the Settings screen. It told me I needed to write over 700 words per day if I wanted to hit 10K words in 90 days (10K words / 90 days = 111 or 112, so not sure where the calc pulls the 700 from?). It appears to show correctly when it's counting, though. 2. When you set the goals it doesn't count the words already in the documents so it doesn't work retroactively. Logical and great addition. However, while it doesn't count words not written on that day, it'll detract deletions from a section not written from that day. On day 0 I have not yet installed this app, so it doesn't count anything. On Day 1 I write 100 words and delete 10 from the Section from Day 0 and before. the counter shows I've written only 10 words today. Not a fatal flaw, more annoying than actual problematic
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Monochrome
July 4, 2021
The app is really helpful for me, but I wish there was a note section where I can write certain numbers like chapter numbers for example. But if there was not a note section, maybe another word count goal on the same app. Other than that, the app is great. 10/10. I would defiantly recommend this to my friends and family if they were to write. If there is an option for anything I said, could you tell me cause I'm know for being a little blind.
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