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I’m sure you’ll have heard the buzz about ChatGPT by now. Everyone is talking about the revolutionary new AI-driven language model – it’s shaking up the tech world and totally changing how we solve problems, work and create content.
Since ChatGPT’s launch, I’ve noticed a range of additional tools or “enhancers” crop up in the Chrome Store.
I’ve combed through and tested the plethora of options available to find some of the best free ChatGPT add-ons for Google Chrome.
I would advise against installing all of these add-ons to Chrome.
It can be overwhelming if you do.
All of these add-ons add clutter to ChatGPT’s otherwise clean and simple interface. So, you may wish to install these one at a time, then uninstall the ones that you don’t use.
1. Enhanced ChatGPT
Enhanced ChatGPT contains dozens of pre-written prompts designed for specific purposes. My personal favourite is the DAN (Do Anything Now) persona that essentially acts as a bypass for things that ChatGPT is unable to do.
However, DAN isn’t necessarily accurate very often…
If you don’t want to install the add-on, you can access loads of awesome prompts at prompts.chat or check out my handy guide for writing ChatGPT prompts.
2. ChatGPT Prompt Genius
ChatGPT Prompt Genius is a free Google Chrome extension that adds new themes and capabilities, including the ability to export chat logs as PDFs, images and markdown, and the use of prompt templates.
3. ChatGPT Assistant – Use AI Everywhere
This add-on injects Google Chrome with the ability to use ChatGPT anywhere within your browser. You will see your Google search queries answered within ChatGPT on the search engine results page.
You can also highlight text on a website to use a ChatGPT prompt within the context menu, which is pretty cool:
4. ChatGPT for Google
This adds a box to the search results page within Google Chrome, displaying the ChatGPT the same prompt that you typed into Google.
If you want to seamlessly integrate your Google searches with ChatGPT, then this is for you.
5. AIPRM for ChatGPT
This contains a bunch of pre-set prompts, specifically written with SEO and content marketing in mind.
This add-on contains 1-Click Prompts available in the form of a list of curated templates.
These prompts are very detailed and well-thought out, however, it seems like they were not written by an English speaker as the prompts all emphasis the need to speak in perfect English, which ChatGPT does without needed to be prompted.
Are Add-Ons Required To Use ChatGPT?
No, you don’t need to use any Chrome add-ons to use ChatGPT. You simply visit https://chat.openai.com/chat in your browser and login.
These Chrome Add-ons on this list are all unofficial. They’re still using ChatGPT, but it’s being used and output through the browser’s internal engine instead.
Are ChatGPT Add-ons Worth it?
ChatGPT add-ons in Chrome are useful to play and experiment with, especially because they’re free add-ons. However, they’re not essential and they do clutter up your browser quite a bit.
All of these add-ons are unofficial and not developed by OpenAI.
Unless you’re a ChatGPT power user, these add-ons may not be for you for the long-term. I’ve uninstalled several of these add-ons as I simply wanted to see what functionality they added to my browser.
Besides some theming and pre-written prompts, the “ChatGPT Everywhere” tools were actually intrusive and annoying. It would start generating a response to everything I typed into Google, sometimes before I’d finished typing it.
All the ‘chats’ made outside of ChatGPT were saved as usual, but without titles so it was difficult to refer back to anything that you generated outside of the official website.
ChatGPT is still relatively novel, and these add-ons can help you explore its true capabilities, particularly the ones with pre-written prompts.
You may not have thought about interacting with ChatGPT in the same was as these pre-written prompts, which were written by people with hundreds of hours of ChatGPT-ing under their belts already, so while it’s certainly useful to try these add-ons, even if you plan to remove them in a few hours’ time.