Have there been any moves to add this facility to Evernote? It's something I'd have liked on a number of occasions.
At the moment, for example, I'm creating a review that must be <= 1000 characters. It would be very useful to have on the fly character & word statistics displayed for a note and/or selection. Even selecting another service to carry out this function is really more effort than it should take to get this information in a modern (ie, (late 20th to early 21st) Century) application. I prefer to work within a single application for the most part, or have seamless integration between multiple apps ... after all, part of the computer's raison d'être is to take the repetitive drudge out of activities! 🙂