From fact checking to shopping, ChatGPT plugins aim to empower what the popular AI can do, but which ones are really worth it? Here are ten awesome plugins that will convince you to upgrade to ChatGPT Plus.
Note: Before you read about the plugins we think are the best for ChatGPT, read How ChatGPT Plus Plugins Work to get up to speed. While we have linked you to the home or store pages of the plugins highlighted here, they are all installed via the ChatGPT Plus plugin store.
Wolfram is probably known as the most powerful computing, math, and scientific knowledge service on the web. At the same time, while ChatGPT can talk about a good game, it literally can’t do good math.
By adding this plugin, you combine the powers of a neat artificial intelligence with a similarly talented math and science machine. That might sound like a bad idea if this was a Terminator movie, but in practice, it’s a powerfully useful combination.
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Prompts can be tricky, but that’s where Prompt Perfect comes in. It helps you create effective and well-structured prompts, which enhances your interaction with ChatGPT. It’s a powerful tool for anyone, from casual users to those working on research projects or in-depth creative writing.
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ChatWithPDF allows you to extract information from any PDF file, a feature that is immensely useful for students, researchers, and professionals, given how difficult it is to enter large stretches of text into ChatGPT. Whether you’re preparing for an exam, writing a report, or trying to understand a complex technical document, ChatWithPDF will prove invaluable.
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With Video Insights, you can extract a wealth of information from videos hosted on platforms like YouTube and DailyMotion. It’s a fantastic tool for creating video summaries, generating transcripts, or extracting metadata.
Link Reader is another invaluable tool that reads the content of the links you provide. It is a versatile plugin that can summarize web page content or even help check news when used in combination with other plugins. It’s also useful to read content in web links that the standard OpenAI web browser plugin can’t parse, something that happens all the time as of this writing in mid-2023.
For all you foodies and home cooks out there, InstaCart is potentially a game changer. It allows you to express your meal planning needs in natural language and generates a list of groceries or ingredients that can be purchased. It’s like having a personal kitchen assistant who suggests what to cook and prepares your shopping list.
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I’ve tried ChatGPT as a way to translate between the languages I’m familiar with, and even the standard ChatGPT that the GPT 3.5 Turbo model uses does an impressive job. At least with the language pairs I understand! Mixerbox Translate promises to go much further by focusing not only on translation, but also on language learning. It offers simulated conversations, a nuanced understanding of what words mean and when to use them, and can even help with pronunciation.
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If you’ve ever tried to get ChatGPT to generate referrals or any kind of serious academic work, you’ve probably run into problems with “freaked out” research papers, or situations where ChatGPT doesn’t even know where it got its information from.
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Scholar AI connects ChatGPT directly to a massive database of peer-reviewed scholarly articles and research data. If you want to supercharge your academic writing and research, this plugin is worth its weight in gold and could probably tell you the atomic weight of gold as well.
One of the first things I tried to do with the ChatGPT Plus web plugin was to ask it to read one of my Google Docs, using an open share link. Unfortunately, it informed me that it can’t (yet) read Google Docs. It’s a real shame, because if you could link external apps to ChatGPT, the sky would be the limit.
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Well, that is exactly what Zapier offers with the Zapier ChatGPT plugin. You can connect with and interact with “more than 5,000 apps (such as Google Sheets, Gmail, or Slack) directly within ChatGPT.” according to the blog post announcing the plugin.
ChatGPT is already a fascinating and powerful tool, but there’s no need to limit yourself. With ChatGPT Plus and these plugins, you’ll be able to take your AI assistant to new heights.