AutoCrit will automatically track stats associated with your file and allow you to set time and word count goals. With a file open, these features can be shown or hidden from view based on your customized display settings. Here is a full list of the file word count, timer, and goal features available:
This value represents the total number of words you have added to this specific file today. Each day this value will begin at 0. This value does not include words which are copied and pasted into the file. This value will only count those words physically typed into the file and will switch from a red color to green color as you pass your file daily word count goal. The display of this value and your daily word count target goal can be adjusted in the word count settings menu (shown as #7 in the image).
This value represents the total number of words you have deleted in this specific file today. Each day this value will begin at 0. This value does include sections of text which are highlighted and cut/deleted from the file. The display of this value may be toggled on/off by adjusting the settings found in the word count settings menu (shown as #7 in the image).
This value represents the total number of words in this specific file. This value does include sections of text which are copied and pasted into the file. The display of this value may be toggled on/off by adjusting the settings found in the word count settings menu (shown as #7 in the image).
This timer can be used to track time working in the file. Clicking on this feature will initiate the timer. Once initiated, the timer can be paused or reset on demand. The display, time duration, count-up/count-down, and sprint/pomodoro styles can be customized under the word count settings menu (shown as #7 in the image).
This value represents the current rate (words per minute) you are typing into the file. When the timer feature (#4) is in use, this value will automatically update when the timer is running. When the timer is paused or in rest mode, the value will not be updated. When the timer feature is not displayed or hidden, the pace value will update automatically whenever you type in the file. The average daily value will be stored in the system. The display of this value and your target pace goal may be adjusted in the word count settings menu under the Positive Reinforcement section (shown as #7 in the image).
This feature is a gauge of your writing focus. The value displayed adjusts based on the time you pause between typing in the file. The longer you pause, the positive reinforcement message changes to represent the lack of activity. The duration you allow yourself to pause between typing words can be set in the settings menu under the Positive Reinforcement section (shown as #7 in the image).
This menu allows you to toggle on/off and customize the word count and timer features noted above.
In the exampled shown in the image above, all word counts are toggled on and displayed, the writing timer is displayed and set in “Sprint” mode for a duration of 5 minutes which will count down, and the positive reinforcement is tracking with a pace goal of 35 words per minute and focus of 30 seconds of maximum pause time.
Tracking Your Progress Over Time
Clicking on any of the word count or pace values will display a graph of your word count and pacing stats over time as shown in the following image:
Clicking the check boxes at the bottom of the graph will turn on/off the display of that variable. You can also set a start and end date range to display. Clicking the check box for “Goal” will open a field where you can set an overall target word count for this specific file. A straight goal line will be displayed based on the date range you select starting at 0 words and ending at your target word count at the end of the date range. The example shown in the image indicates a goal of 8000 words to be added between 8/4/2023 and 8/9/2023.