Google extensions Is ChatGPT coming to take your job? Probably not anytime soon. But while watching my editor, Harry, routinely razz the popular chatbot into the digital equivalent of the fetal position is one of the best things about the recent AI boom, the technology itself can be plenty useful for daily tasks.
In that spirit, here are a few free and helpful Chrome extensions that leverage ChatGPT to save you a ton of time.
CHATGPT WRITER: AUTOMATE YOUR EMAILS
Nobody really likes replying to email, so why not let the ChatGPT Writer extension do it for you?
In the product’s demo, the email user is responding to a recruiter about a job with the simple prompt, “Generate a reply to this email that I’m interested, ask about salary and remote work options.”
From there, ChatGPT spins up a thorough, thoughtful, and professional reply that reads better than whatever schlock 95% of us mere humans would be able to cobble together.
This extension has enhanced support for Gmail, but works across the web as well, letting you call on ChatGPT wherever you need to respond to something.
CHATGPT FOR GOOGLE: SUPERIOR SEARCH RESULTS
At some point soon, the ChatGPT for Google extension will fend off Google’s own impending AI chatbot offering. But for now, it’s an absolute must-have if you do a lot of searches.
Instead of wading through page after page of search results looking for the needle in a haystack that represents the specific answer to your query, ChatGPT will take a stab at answering your query to the right of Google’s search results.
And don’t let the name of the extension fool you. Yes, it’s Google-centric, but it also works for results from Bing, DuckDuckGo, and other popular search engines.
ENGAGE AI: LESS READING, MORE COMMENTING
There’s no better way to build engagement on LinkedIn than by, well, engaging with people. Problem is, the more you engage, the more time it takes to read and respond to everything.
The Engage AI extension offers you a shortcut of sorts. Let’s say you come across a popular LinkedIn post but you don’t want to take the time to read the entire thing.
Engage AI will do the reading for you and generate a comment on your behalf based on the content contained in the post.
You can choose the tone of your comment—friendly, funny, disagreeable, congratulatory, or inquisitive—and edit it before you send it out.