You are not provoking a tirade, but a response. It's east to find a work around, but that doesn't make it any more desirable or acceptable to not have the word count feature in the iOS version. There are a few word count apps that I would love to recommend, Text Analyzer being one. In general the free ones have advertisements, the pay apps seem too expensive for a single one trick pony. Word-processing apps have them, and may cost money. In any case, to streamline work flow and as a best practice, it would be nice not to have to switch between apps and work with copied text. Every time one moves between apps with a copy and past function there is the possibility of data being lost due to human error, or as infrequent as it is these days, application error. Secondarily, it would be nice to have uniformity in function along apps across platforms and implementation. Lastly, It is something that some people have asked for. That does not justify adding it, but Evernote is often referred to as a "multitool" or a "Swiss army knife" for thoughts and information. I see it like adding a ruler to an already existing flat edge.