Which app doesn't support Word Count? AppleWorks 6 does (Edit > Writing Tools > Word Count.)
sorry, i had written post a tad incorrectly,
I wanted to say TextEdit doesn't, unlike AppleWorks which does
Yes, I have an example. For instance, when using Text/Editor (I turned off all the extra features and selected plain text) to write Oracle code after you copy and paste the code in the Oracle environment it leaves spaces causing your code to execute incorrectly leaving errors. Windows notepad does not do this. Why does Mac's text/editor do this? It's pretty stupid and I hate it. Also, why do you have to click on 'other' to save in a different location, what happened to 'Save As'. Pretty stupid as well. I understand Mac is trying to be different, but when it comes to a text/editor just make it standard. I mean it's just a text/editor, you're not going to recreate the wheel with this one.
A good alternative to Mac's Text/Edit, is TextWrangler and it's free. It doesn't leave those annoying line spaces like Text/Edit does when coping and pasting Oracle code. I hope Mac fixes that, it's pretty inconvenient having to find other alternatives for something that should be so simple and convenient.