This extension puts the token count of the current file and the current selection right in the status bar! I needed this at work all the time, so I decided to make one for myself. I hope you find it useful too!
Token Count Display: The extension provides a real-time token count of the currently selected
text or the entire document if no text is selected. The token count is displayed on the right side
of the status bar.
Auto-Update: The token count is automatically updated as you edit or select text, ensuring
that the count is always accurate.
Easy Activation: The extension is activated as soon as VS Code starts up. You don't have to
manually activate it every time you start your editor.
Model Selection: The extension allows you to select the model you want to use for token
counting. The default model is the OpenAI's GPT-4 model. All OpenAI and Anthropic models are
Anthropic Claude v1 and v2
You can change the model by:
clicking on the token count in the status bar and selecting the model you want to use.
Open the Command Palette and search for Token Count in Status Bar: Change Tokenizer
Visual Studio Code: The extension is developed for VS Code and will not work with other editors.