With the popularity of ChatGPT, the number of Chrome extensions available is growing. Some are useful, although many of them aren’t that great. However, we’ve found some of the best extensions to minimize searching and maximize the ChatGPT experience in Chrome.
You can’t be a part of everyday internet culture, or at least be a person with access to the internet, and escape the ChatGPT discourse – whether you want to or not. That, and South Park just got it covered, so you know, it’s pretty important right now.
For anyone who needs a quick refresher, ChatGPT is the language-based chatbot created by OpenAI that lets you generate text-based answers to questions about the universe, prompts for poems or brainstorm ideas (and much more). You can use ChatGPT for many thingswith the only fundamental limit being your imagination (and the fact that the responses are, of course, text-based).
If you use ChatGPT for free or pay for the Plus membership, interacting with the bot is definitely an experience to say the least. Its conversational tone is almost disarming as you try to explore its plans to take over the world or ask for love life advice.
However, ChatGPT’s user interface is quite simple compared to its capabilities. While we wait for further updates and feature enhancements, third-party browser extensions are your friend if you want easier, faster access to ChatGPT and add features to get the most out of the AI bot.
ChatGPT for Google
The Chrome extension ChatGPT for Google is a must-have if you want to integrate AI more into your daily life and make the most of that vast source of knowledge. The extension displays the chatbot’s results alongside the standard Google search results, giving you a brief summary of what you’re Googling as you scan the results for the correct page.
Some searches will work better with this than others: you won’t get the latest weather or sports reports, but you can get some pretty in-depth answers to questions about human biology, basic cleaning hacks, and history facts. Most of your questions will probably come with a ChatGPT answer, but be prepared for the bot to draw a blank sometimes.
A small box in the corner is integrated next to the usual search results, and you can start a conversion with ChatGPT right from the page if you want to chat about it or learn more.
Use voice commands – Promptheus
Fan of Alexa or Siri? Want to bring the conversation into the real world (at least on your end) and get answers quickly without having to type it all out? Prompt is for you! This Chrome extension lets you talk to ChatGPT directly via the space bar on your keyboard, so you can skip typing and get answers to all your burning questions with your voice.
After installing the extension, open Chrome, go to ChatGPT and hold the space bar to start talking. We’ve used it a few times while writing this article, and it speeds up the workflow because all you do is switch tabs, ask your question, read the answer, and move on.
Currently, if you want to pull content from ChatGPT to other places, you’ll have to rely on the old faithful cut-and-paste, but with ChatGPT Export and Share (which works with Chrome, Edge and Firefox) you can streamline the export process in ChatGPT.
It might take a while to set up in the browser, but once you’re done, you’ll get new export buttons near the prompt box to make things a lot easier when you’re ready to save your content.
You have options to save your conversations as images or PDFs, and you can also create shareable links if you have something special you want to share quickly.
Of Merlin you can have ChatGPT at your fingertips and pull it up without any problem. The extension lets you summarize large blocks of text or reply to an email at any time, essentially giving you a little AI assistant that you can call!
Once you’ve installed the extension, select a block of text and press Ctrl + M on Windows or Cmd + M on macOS, telling Merlin what you want ChatGPT to do. Summarize, reply, write etc. If you have a tricky email you need to respond to, just select the text in the email thread, bring up Merlin and let ChatGPT write you a diplomatic reply.
Since there’s a simple keyboard shortcut to activate the extension, it’s very easy to incorporate Merlin into your daily grind really quickly, but keep in mind that you’re limited to about 31 requests per day.
We’ve only listed a few extensions in this article so far, but we hope to add more extensions as they emerge and as people get to grips with ChatGPT. We’re only now seeing how ChatGPT fits into our lives as it becomes more mainstream, so there’s no doubt that as the technology settles into everyday life and more people find interesting ways to use ChatGPT, we’ll see a lot more useful extensions.