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AI Sprout #7 - Latest AI Tools to Boost Productivity

Discover Bearly AI, ChatGPT Everywhere, Ideator, GPTExcel, and more cutting-edge AI tools featured in this edition.

Greetings! ๐Ÿ‘‹ย 

Welcome to the newest edition of AI Sprout.

This week, we bring you a blend of innovative AI tools, complete with hands-on reviews and in-depth evaluations:

  • ๐Ÿป๐Ÿš€ย Bearly AI - Your personal AI assistant to boost productivity in reading, writing, and content creation.

  • ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ฌย ChatGPT Everywhere - Seamlessly access ChatGPT right from your browser, including Gmail.

  • ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ“ย ideator.dev - Expand your ideas into detailed plans with AI-powered brainstorming.

  • ๐Ÿ“Šโš™๏ธ GPTExcel - Simplify spreadsheets with AI-generated formulas and scripts.

  • ย ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ๐Ÿคฃย Image to Meme - Convert ordinary images into hilarious memes

Let's dig in! ๐Ÿšœ

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with any of the companies whose tools are featured here. All reviews reflect my independent opinion.

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๐Ÿ“š New FREE Course Alert: Automation with ChatGPTย ๐Ÿค–

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What you'll get:

  • Hands-on tutorials focusing on key business areas like Customer Service, HR, and Marketing.

  • Actionable insights with real-world use cases.

  • Upon signup, A checklist is sent for best practices in prompting.

๐Ÿค–ย AI Tool of the Week

๐Ÿปย Bearly AI - Your Supercharged AI Companion โšก

Bearly AI might be your new best friend for supercharging productivity in reading, writing, and content creation!

Key Features

  • Extensive array of features โœจ

    • Image generation

    • audio transcription

    • lots of prompts

    • and more

  • ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฑPlatforms supported: MacOS, Windows, Linux, iOS, and a handy Chrome Extension

  • Two modes: Notebook๐Ÿ“” and HyperChat ๐Ÿ’ฌ

  • ๐Ÿค–ย Available models: ChatGPT, GPT-4, and Claude AI (up to 100k token limit or ~75k words)

  • ๐ŸŒย Access to internet

  • โš™๏ธAbility to configure the AI Engine's creativity: Balance between accuracy and creativity

  • ๐Ÿ”–ย Ability to save custom prompt templates

  • ๐Ÿ”„ย Cloud sync

Mode 1: HyperChat

You can configure the HyperChat response creativity based on the temperature parameter (itโ€™s simply a parameter to balance between accuracy and creativity).

For topics that you want to be accurate with less chance of hallucination, you should use a low temperature (factual). On the other hand, you can use higher temperature configuration for topics that require creativity like brainstorming ideas.

GIF showing how to configure Bearly HyperChat

Configuring Bearly HyperChat

In addition to HyperChat mode, Bearly also offers Bearly ChatGPT (as a part of its Notebook mode) powered by ChatGPT but much faster with no rate limits.

GIF showing Bearly ChatGPT in action

Bearly ChatGPT in action (different than HyperChat mode)

Mode 2: Notebook Mode

Key features that are accessible in this mode are:

  • Powerful built-in prompts

    • Deep Summaries: Get to the heart of research papers, articles, and more in a snap! ๐Ÿ“š

    • Executive Summaries: Key points and counter-arguments at your fingertips. โณ

  • Image Generation: Create stunning visuals effortlessly. ๐ŸŽจ

    • I recommend toggling โ€œAI Enhancedโ€ mode to improve your prompt, unless you provide a detailed prompt.

  • Chat & Personas: Engage in interactive chats. ๐Ÿ’ฌ

  • Writing Tools: Elevate your writing game. ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ

  • Copy & Blog Generator: Content creation made easy. ๐Ÿ“„

  • One-Click Chrome Sidekick: All features, one click away. ๐Ÿ–ฑ๏ธ

  • Amazon Reviews & YouTube Summaries: Know before you buy or watch! ๐Ÿ›’๐ŸŽฅ

    Screenshot showing Image Generation feature of Bearly

    Image Generation feature of Bearly with AI enhanced prompt

๐Ÿ’ฐ Pricing Plan

  • Bearly offers a generous Free plan of 500 monthly credits. You can use 3000 words per day in HyperChat.

  • Pro plan is $20 per month with 20k monthly credits with

    • 600k words in HyperChat,

    • access to GPT-4 and Claude AI models,

    • 750 images

    • 3200 minutes of audio transcripts

    • more

  • Analyst plan is $60 per month with 60k monthly credits. Itโ€™s basically a boosted Pro plan!

Final Verdict

Bearly AI is a versatile tool designed to make you 10x more productive in reading, writing, and content creation. It packs an impressive suite of features, many accessible through a generous free plan. Don't miss the opportunity to elevate your productivityโ€”give this app a whirl today!

๐Ÿš€ย Emerging AI Tools

ChatGPT Everywhere - Bringing ChatGPT to Your Browser and Gmail

ChatGPT Everywhere Chrome extension allows users to access ChatGPT from anywhere, including Gmail and Google search, and type in their questions to receive answers from ChatGPT.

Key features:

  • Chrome Extension: Access ChatGPT right from your browser ๐ŸŒ

  • ๐Ÿ†“ Free Usage: No cost involved, just pure convenience

    • Note: At present, all features are free. A paid plan for premium features is coming soon.

  • No ChatGPT Subscription Required

Modes ๐Ÿ”„

  • Email Mode: Rewrite your emails effortlessly. Look for the 'Rewrite' button next to Gmail's 'Send' ๐Ÿ’Œ

  • General Mode: Type anything and get a direct response from ChatGPT ๐Ÿ’ฌ

GIF showing the Email mode of ChatGPTEverywhere chrome extension

ChatGPTEverywhere in Email mode

GIF showing the General mode of ChatGPTEverywhere chrome extension

ChatGPTEverywhere in General mode

One of the standout features of ChatGPT Everywhere extension for me is the 'Rewrite' mode. Its button is strategically located right next to the 'Send' button, making it incredibly easy to activate without any hassle.

ideator.dev - Expand Ideas with AI Brainstorming

ideator.dev is an AI-powered brainstorming and ideation assistant. Feed it an initial thought and it blossoms into an interconnected map of ideas and sub-ideas. Lets you iterate to develop detailed plans. Catered to both coding newbies and experienced developers.

Key features:

  • ๐Ÿ“ย Introduce an Idea: Start with a basic concept or paragraph and ideator.dev will expand on it.

  • ๐ŸŒฑย Blossom the Idea: Tap on your initial input to turn it into an interconnected map of ideas and sub-ideas.

  • ๐Ÿ”Žย Iterate and Refine: Keep delving deeper into different branches, iterating until you have a super thorough plan.

  • ๐Ÿ’กย Spark Creativity: Helps you explore niche concepts and trends to spark entrepreneurial ideas.

  • ๐Ÿ†“ย Free Sessions: 3 free sessions to test it out. The maximum idea tree depth in the free session is 5.

  • ๐Ÿ’ต Spark Plan: The paid plan is $8/month and offers up to 50 idea sessions per month with double of the idea tree depth and an AI Control Panel.

GIF showing ideator.dev in action

ideator.dev in action

Craft your ideas with precision using ideator.dev's AI-powered capabilities!

GPTExcel - AI to Simplify Spreadsheet

GPTExcel is an AI-powered tool that generates complex formulas and analyses for Excel, Sheets, and Airtable.

Key features:

  • Generate or explain formulas for Excel, Sheets, and Airtable

  • Generate VBA, Airtable, and Apps scripts

  • Generate SQL queries to get data from databases

  • Generate RegEx (regular expressions)

Examples of GPTExcelโ€™s formula generator and formula explainer are shown below.

Screenshot of Excelbrew showing the Formula Explainer feature

Demonstrating Formula Explainer feature of GPTExcel

Screenshot of Excelbrew showing the Formula Generator feature

Demonstrating Formula Generator feature of GPTExcel

Pricing Plan

  • Limited Free plan: can access Formula Generator and Explainers for Excel and Sheets with maximum of 4 requests per day.

  • Pro plan: This plan costs $6.99 per month providing the following main features:

    • Up to 100 requests per day

    • SQL Query and RegEx generators

    • Scripts generator

GPTExcel offers some utility for junior data analysts and could be of interest to regular users of Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets, particularly for its formula generator and explainer features. However, it's worth noting that the Pro plan offers a relatively limited number of daily requests. Moreover, although GPTExcel is a promising tool but has difficulties with complex formulas at the moment.

ย โœจย Offbeat App of the Week

Image to Meme: Memeify Any Image!

A meme of Kevin Hart

A sarcastic meme generated by providing the original photo and the context โ€œWhen you realize it's only Wednesday, not Friday.โ€

๐Ÿ”Ž This Week's AI Tools at a Glance

A table of AI tools covered in this issue

AI tools covered in this weekโ€™s newsletter

๐Ÿค Keep In Touch

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Until next time, stay curious and keep exploring the AI frontier. The future is full of possibilities when you have the right tools on your side. โœจ