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AI Sprout Edition 8: Unearthing the Best in AI - Pickaxe, Skipit & Auris AI Reviewed!

Dive into Pickaxe's no-code magic, Skipit's quick summaries, Auris AI's transcription prowess, and get a laugh with Jokelub!

Greetings! ๐Ÿ‘‹ย 

Welcome to the 8th edition of the AI Sprout newsletter. This week, we spotlight a blend of cutting-edge AI tools:

  • ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Pickaxe - Build no-code ChatGPT apps and widgets with ease.

  • โฉ Skipit AI - Get one-click summaries of videos, PDFs and webpages.

  • ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Auris AI - Generate transcripts and subtitles using AI.

  • ๐Ÿคฃย Jokelub - Turn text into comedy with the click of a button.

In the sections below, you'll find hands-on reviews and in-depth evaluations of each tool.

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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๐Ÿค–ย AI Tool of the Week

Pickaxe: Your No-Code Solution to Custom ChatGPT Apps

With Pickaxe, you can create ChatGPT apps in minutes with zero code.

Key Features:

  • ย ๐ŸŽจย Visual Prompt-Framing Builder: Design your AI conversations without touching a line of code.

  • ๐Ÿ“Œย Embeddable Prompts: Easily make your Pickaxe AI widgets available on your websites, Notion, WordPress, and more.

  • ๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ’ป No-Code Platform : Craft customizable AI widgets without coding experience.

  • ๐Ÿงฉย Custom AI Widgets: Develop AI tools called "Pickaxes" for different use cases and customize them to your liking.

  • ๐Ÿ“‚ย Library of Templates: Use any of the templates created by the community.

  • ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Control Widget Output: With Pickaxe, you can control how the widget would generate outputs. For instance, you can set your app to use certain words or avoid others!

  • ๐Ÿค–ย AI Models: Harness the power of different AI models, including ChatGPT and GPT-4, which are customizable and adaptable to your needs.

    • โˆž ๐Ÿ”‘ Configure Model Usage: Option to use your OpenAI key for unlimited usage

  • ๐Ÿš€ย Easy Deployment: You can publish your app directly from the Pickaxe dashboard.

To fully appreciate the simplicity of Pickaxe, it's best to see it in action. Here's a glimpse of just how simple it is to construct an app using Pickaxe. Take a look at this widget I crafted in mere minutes!

Following our exploration of the AI widget creation on the Pickaxe dashboard, let's now shift our focus to the intriguing results produced by the application.

GIF showing the output app generated by Pickaxe

Demonstration of an AI widget created by Pickaxe

Pricing Plan:

Pickaxeโ€™s pricing is based on credits, where 1 credit equals 1 prompt run.

  • ๐Ÿ†“ย Free plan: 25 monthly credits

  • ๐Ÿ’ŽPremium plans: Start with a Gold plan of $20/month with 1000 monthly credits. Notably, premium plans provide the added benefit of allowing you to use your personal OpenAI key, offering a more cost-effective solution.

๐Ÿš€ย Emerging AI Tools

Skipit AI - One Click to Summarize Almost Anything

Skipit AI is an ingenious productivity booster that summarizes virtually any online contentโ€”YouTube videos, PDFs, webpages, and moreโ€”with just one click.

Despite its minimalist interface, Skipit packs some powerful AI capabilities:

  • ๐Ÿ”Žย One-Click Summarization: Summarize videos, documents, and webpages instantly.

  • ๐Ÿค–ย Integrated ChatGPT: Ask questions and clarify summaries via conversational AI.

  • ๐Ÿ“ฒย Accessible Anywhere: The web app works across devices.

  • ๐Ÿ“ƒย Support for PDFs, Docs, and ePubs: Summarize documents with ease.

  • ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ YouTube Integration: Create video summaries on the fly.

  • ๐ŸŒย Webpage Summarization: Distill websites down to key facts.

GIF showing Skipit AI in action

Skipit AI in action

Pricing Plans ๐Ÿท๏ธ

  • ๐Ÿ†“ Free Plan: 12 minute YouTube videos and 10 page PDFs

  • ๐Ÿ’Žย Premium Plans: $9/month for 4 hour YouTube videos and 2000 PDF pages with unlimited messages and the ability to export chats.

With Skipit AI, tap into the power of effortless summarization to enhance productivity, save time, and revolutionize your content consumption experience.

Just a quick heads-up: In my testing of Skipit AI, I found that it occasionally struggled when parsing certain webpages.

Auris AI - AI-Generated Transcripts and Subtitles โšก

Auris AI is a free transcription, translation, and subtitling tool with a minimalist UI design. Here are some key features you can look forward to:

  • ๐Ÿ“ย Automatic Transcription: Auris AI can transcribe audio or audio in video to text quickly and accurately, making it easy to generate transcripts for a variety of purposes.

  • ๐ŸŽฌ Subtitling/Captioning: Add subtitles to videos and sync them accurately to the audio using a unique waveform editor. This feature makes content accessible to all.

  • โœ๏ธ Editing: Allows users to edit their transcripts, making it easy to correct errors and make changes as needed.

  • ๐ŸŒ Multiple Language Support: Auris AI supports multiple languages, giving users the flexibility to choose the desired language for their transcriptions or subtitles.

  • ๐ŸŒย No Desktop App: You just need to upload your video or audio and start editing on your browser without installing any apps.

GIF showing how to correct captions on Auris AI

Auris AI in action (including caption correction)

Screenshot of a translated caption in Auris AI

Add translation to the caption in Auris AI

Pricing Plans ๐Ÿท๏ธ

  • ๐Ÿ†“ Free Plan: Get started with 30 minutes per month and 1GB storage

  • ๐Ÿ’Žย Premium Plans: Starting at $5.9 for 100 minutes, with a top-up model of $0.08 per minute

If you need to transcribe audio to text or add subtitles to videos, then Auris AI is a good platform with a short learning curve.

ย โœจย Offbeat App of the Week

jokelub: Turn Text to Comedy at Your Fingertips

Jokelub converting the text "I like this AI newsletter!" into a joke.

Turn โ€œI like this AI newsletter!โ€ into a joke. Ouch ๐Ÿค•

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

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And that wraps up issue #8 of AI Sprout!

This week we explored innovative tools like Pickaxe, Skipit AI, Auris AI, and the comedic Jokelub.

By subscribing to AI Sprout, you'll get beyond surface-level descriptions. Every edition features my thorough, hands-on evaluation of innovative AI tools.

Until next time, may your AI discoveries abound. See you in issue #9 ๐Ÿ‘‹.