Any free but good word count software out there?
Thread poster: Kimberlee Thorne-Harper

Kimberlee Thorne-Harper
United States
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Jun 25, 2015

I'm normally able to do a word count for my clients, but I'm needing one now. Any good recommendations?


2nl (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:56
You can use CafeTran for this too ... Jun 25, 2015

Although CafeTran actually is a full-fledged CAT tool, you can 'abuse' the free evaluation version perfectly for quick word counts. CafeTran also shows the reps and even the 'homogeneity'.

All you have to do is to drag your source file onto the green part of the Dashboard and click OK. The language settings actually aren't relevant here.

Then choose Project > Statistics > Project statistics.

A beautifully formatted statistics reports will be placed on your clipboard.


Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
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English to French
AnyCount Jun 25, 2015

Part of Translation Office 3000 (AIT) or in stand-alone version (free 30-day trial).

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Alexander Somin  Identity Verified
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English to Russian
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goAnalize Jun 25, 2015

goAnalize in the SDL App Store


Vladimir Morozov  Identity Verified
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English to Russian
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FineCount Jun 25, 2015

Basic version is free, and you can also obtain FineCount Professional for free by sending information about FineCount to ten of your friends, collect ten downloads and get FineCount Professional. For more details, please login or register as a new user


Aniza Borhan  Identity Verified
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English to Malay
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I like CATcount Sep 2, 2015

I like CATcount but it does not seem to work on Windows 10 machine. I am so frustrated. Finecount is just OK, because CATcount is able to segregate by Trados matrix.

I am able to set a proper charge for the client.


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