Very Cool Free Word Counter and More at ma.tt
I am a huge fan of WordPress. This site, as well as my book’s companion site, inkjettips.com, uses WordPress as the content management system. The founder of the software, Matt Mullenweg has a website called ma.tt, which is filled with a lot of great photos taken by Matt (like this cool jellyfish shot) as well as some nice scripts and useful web apps like this free word counter. I’ve been using Microsoft Word (Under Tools>Word Count) for word counting text for years, but this seems to work as well or better. You can find more tools on this page, like a random number generator, which is great for contests, or for making important decisions.