In 2022, ChatGPT officially opened to the public. Some people panicked, some people were excited, and some people started making chrome extensions. While ChatGPT can pass law school exams and should be getting paid as a level 3 Google engineer, it’s not yet at a point where it can retire developers, lawyers, or writers.
What we have found though, is that ChatGPT can increase productivity tenfold. It can help you write code, gather data, and troubleshoot any errors you might be getting. Thanks to the amazing open-source community, there are now some new and interesting ways to harness the power of ChatGPT to make it a more efficient virtual assistant. Here are the best Google Chrome extensions currently available for ChatGPT.
Instead of opening a new tab and loading up ChatGPT, you can access the chatbot directly from your extension toolbox. Click on the ChatGPT Chrome Extension icon and you’ll get a dropdown window with the familiar ChatGPT interface. This is great if you want to quickly brainstorm some ideas or construct a message.
2. ChatGPT for Google
This extension is going to make searching for code snippets and troubleshooting way easier. Simply Google what you are looking for and the extension will use ChatGPT to pull the relevant info on the right side of your browser page. You don’t have to go searching through StackOverflow — in one click you’ll have your answer! Not sure how this goes for more complex problems, but for popular code snippets it’ll save you some time. Check out the CSS example above.
3. AIPRM for ChatGPT
A tool is only as good as the hands that wield it. Like any tool, you need to know how to use ChatGPT, it’s not as simple as saying, “build me a web application.” You need to give the AI the correct prompt. It’s all about the prompt — the better the prompt, the better the answer/output. AIPRM is an extension that plugs into ChatGPT in your browser providing you with template prompts from the community. When you start a new chat, you’ll be given these templates to choose from. Use the ‘Software Engineering’ category and choose the template that suits you.
4. ChatGPT Prompt Genius
Prompt Genius is another prompt chrome extension tool. It’s basically an app where you can create prompts, save prompts, and search for prompts before launching into ChatGPT. There’s a bit more focus on the creative aspect compared with AIPRM. For example, there are curated role-playing prompts, such as an accountant, a cyber security professional, and so on. This will provide you with a great template to start from plus there’s a whole Reddit page dedicated to this extension so you’ll also find plenty of public prompts there.
Summarize is like Sparknotes for web pages. Open the extension and it will condense the information into one or two paragraphs. It’s great for quickly reading blogs and maybe documentation… although I am not super confident recommending that use case. I can’t really think of any other uses for this Chrome extension, but maybe you can!
Since ChatGPT hasn’t been updated or fed information since 2021, you might run into a few roadblocks. Most commonly chatGPT will explain to you that it doesn’t know anything past a certain date. With WebChatGPT, you can add relevant web results to your prompts so that the answers generated are more accurate and up-to-date.
Merlin is a paid chrome extension so it’s a bit more refined than some of these other extensions. Basically, Merlin works as your on-page assistant. It can help you reply to tweets, create formulas in Google sheets, and summarise or rewrite the on-page text. The free version of this extension allows for 10 prompts a day, so you can check it out without paying anything to see if it lives up to the hype.
8. ChatGPT Export and Share
If you’ve tried to share anything generated from ChatGPT you’ve probably noticed there’s no clean way to do it. Well, with ChatGPT Export and Share, you can easily export questions and answers to share with colleagues or simply save them to your desktop. The extension exports PDFs and PNGs straight from the chat window. This extension is not found in the Chrome store so head over to GitHub.
9. God in Box
This is a niche extension but still worth mentioning. God in a box is ChatGPT connected to WhatsApp. A lot of us in Europe and Asia use WhatsApp for work, so having access to ChatGPT via text can be very helpful. It can generate responses for us and act as our assistant so we don’t have to spend more time than needed thinking about messages or responding. They’ve monetised this app so that’s a downside, but you can still access it for free for up to 10 messages a month.
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Static and dynamic content editing
A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!
How to customize formatting for each rich text
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