The articles count module (as the name suggests), counts the articles in your Joomla categories, and displays them in a list with a link to the category. There are a variety of options available, including which categories to display, and whether to display empty categories.
The categories can be displayed either as a simple list or a collapsible tree. Since version 3, as well as displaying the core com content categories, the module can display categories for the core extensions com contacts, com newsfeeds and com weblinks
Version 3.0.2 adds compatibility with Joomla 4
Version 3.0.1 adds some bug fixes
Version 3.0.0 adds support for or the core extensions com contacts, com newsfeeds and com weblinks.
Version 2.0.1 adds support for the Joomla updater
Version 2.0.0 introduces many new features, including the new tree layout which displays the categories in a structure which reflects the category parent-child relationships.