“How to see word count on Google Docs: Check progress on your writing project in real time”

For some, writing comes easy. It may feel like mere seconds for words to start flying off the page as the final word count nears thousands. For others, it may take several painstaking hours to muster up enough words to reach a needed quota. No matter if you’re writing a proposal for work or an essay for class, you may have to check the word count to make sure you don’t exceed the limit, or to see if you have even reached the minimum. If you’re writing on Google Docs, here is a guide to checking word count on several devices, including a computer, iPad, iPhone and Android.