Original Link: http://www.sitepoint.com/build-your-own-chrome-extension-a-google-documents-word-count-tool/

Like a lot of people these days, I have abandoned desktop word processors in favor of the free and simple Google Docs. One thing I miss, however, is a status bar with a persistent word count which helped me keep an eye out for word limits in articles I was working on. To enhance my Google Docs experience, I decided to build one just like it, and here’s how.

I’ve been doing a lot of work in Chrome lately, so this is a handy tutorial that is worth reading to get started..