Count Characters within Selected Text with Keyboard Maestro
For many reasons you might want to know the exact number of characters in a piece of text. Writing headlines for articles and blog posts, especially if you hope they’ll be shared on Twitter, is just one of many reasons. Until and unless Twitter removes that 140 character limit, crafting the perfect tweet, with room for others to retweet, means counting characters.
How to Use It
Highlight your selected text and execute the macro using the trigger you select. Up will pop a notification with an accurate character count of the highlighted text (see Figure 1.)
The Keyboard Maestro Recipe
The macro recipe itself is simple. You can either recreate my macro with the recipe image below or download it.
How to Install the Downloaded Macro
After downloading this macro, open Keyboard Maestro Editor. Use the File > Import Macros command to locate and import the macro.