Count words in text

Takes an input and counts the total words, then displays the information in a dialog or speaks it back with Siri.

Works Well With
Matthew's Score
4/5
Total Actions
2

Shortcut Information

I use this whenever I want to check on the total word count for anything I’m writing – works well for writing while keeping an eye on the total length.
Category
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iOS Features

Actions Used In This

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Count
Counts the number of items, characters, words, sentences, or lines passed as input.

Note (from Apple, for real)
This is just like the Count in Sesame Street, but instead of a vampire, it’s a Shortcuts action.
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Show Result
Shows the specified text in Siri or in an alert.

Extra Details

Run Shortcut deep link
shortcuts://run-shortcut?name=Count%20words%20in%20text
Open Shortcut deep link
shortcuts://open-shortcut?name=Count%20words%20in%20text
AppleScript
tell application “Shortcuts Events” run shortcut “Count words in text” end tell

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