Jed Grant
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Overview
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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A User of Writing Habit
May 21, 2020
This is a really awesome idea, but there seem to be some issues. I wrote 177 words, but it only registered 51 of them. It would seem that the development of this app is imperfect.
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A user of Writing Habit
May 24, 2020
Hi there, I pushed out an update that should help with this. Please let me know if it's still struggling.
A User of Writing Habit
May 20, 2020
do not full information in the article and good look body
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A User of Writing Habit
May 7, 2020
A great tool which has doubled my writing output in the short amount of time I've been using it. The little rush you get from hitting that goal each day is a real motivator. Long-term tracking seems to be all over the place for me, with the numbers way off, and its updates are pretty erratic to say the least. But! As a day-by-day productivity booster, this little gizmo really hits the spot.
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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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A user of Writing Habit
May 15, 2020
In the Google Docs Menu, under Add-ons, go to Writing Habit. Within Writing Habit's menu there is a help menu item. That will take you to the form where you can report the issue so I can help resolve the issue.
A User of Writing Habit
May 5, 2020
When I click on Writing Habit in Add-ons, it just has 'Help'. No other menu items. Does this even work?
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A user of Writing Habit
May 6, 2020
Hi there, I'm the developer. I used a different Google account to test this and I had the same issue. I reloaded my browser and the "Start tracking" option showed up. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, I'd missed updating the menu when the add on was first installed, but that update is now being rolled out.
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 4, 2020
So happy the creator released this add-on! It has everything I've been looking for and more. I've been telling all my author friends about it. Thank you!
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A user of Writing Habit
May 6, 2020
Thank you for sharing the add-on! If you experience any hiccups with it, please let me know.
A User of Writing Habit
May 2, 2020
Not only is this add-on efficient & very motivating, it also has a dedicated and honest dev that cares about his product. Honestly, I am surprised by the vigilance and I give my full recommendation, as it is clear that passion and hard work are at the core of this tool, and it has a bright future, as such. Tip: after you install the add-on, refresh the page to get the 'Start tracking' option mentioned in the help.
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A User of Writing Habit
May 1, 2020
This app is absolutely the best out there if you want to write a book in record time. I have been using it for about 2 weeks now and I find that it boosts my motivation even if I don't feel like writing for the day (we all know what that's like!) by giving you a clear count of every word you type on the right-hand sidebar of your document. It also calculates how many WPD you need to reach your end goal date, which is incredibly convenient. I am seeing a lot of new, very cool and useful features getting added on a regular basis-- such as the ability to choose whether you want every day to count towards your Writing Streak, or just weekdays. The developer is highly responsive to feedback and clearly dedicated to making this a top-of-the-line Google Docs add-on that I already find indispensable to writing my book. Easily 5/5 stars.
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A user of Writing Habit
May 2, 2020
Thank you!
A User of Writing Habit
April 30, 2020
There's no option to track word count. You can only click on "Help."
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A user of Writing Habit
May 5, 2020
Am having the same problem.
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