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WordTarget is a Mac OS X app designed to help you stick to a writing goal. It doesn't matter where or what you are writing - if your goal is to write a set amount of words a day, WordTarget will help you track yourself against that goal.
It sits unobtrusively in your menubar, and will track your word count across applications. You can start and stop it if you don't want something to count (like responding to emails or chatting on IM), and you can set it to count up to your target, or down from it, depending on what gets you more motivated!
You can also keep track of your totals for previous days within the improved user interface, to compare how you are doing against previous days. It might encourage you to increase your goal if you're regularly exceeding it, or decrease it slightly to meet realistic expectations if you're struggling to meet your word count each day. The target for each day is saved independently, so you can amend your current target without affecting whether you hit your target on past days!
Clicking on a day within the dropdown user interface will also reveal very useful per-application breakdowns of your words, so you can see where your words are coming from each day, and a notification will let you know when you've hit your target for the day! If you're using Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) then the app works nicely with both the light and dark themes.
WordTarget helps you to manage your goals, and manage your output!
Works on Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9 and 10.10.
If you're having any permissions issues after installation stopping you from tracking your word count, see here: http://kickcode.com/wordtarget/setup/. Specifically, if you're upgrading from a previous version, make sure to re-add the permissions for the app based on those instructions, to be sure that the application has the permission it needs to run properly.