With the popularity of ChatGPT, the amount of Chrome extensions keeps growing. Some are helpful, although many of them are…not that great. However, we’ve found some of the best extensions to minimize search and maximize the ChatGPT experience on Chrome.
You can’t be part of everyday internet culture, or at least be a person with access to the internet and escape the ChatGPT discourse – whether you like it or not. That, and South Park just covered that, so you know, it’s a pretty big deal right now.
For anyone who needs a quick refresher, ChatGPT is OpenAI’s speech-based chatbot that allows you to generate text-based answers to universe-related questions, prompts for poetry, or brainstorming ideas (and much more). You can use ChatGPT for many thingswith the only fundamental limitations being your imagination (and the fact that the answers are, of course, text-based).
Whether you use ChatGPT for free or pay for the Plus membership, interacting with the bot is definitely an experience, to say the least. The tone of the conversation is almost disarming as you try to probe whether they plan to take over the world or ask them for love life advice.
However, ChatGPT’s interface is pretty basic compared to its capabilities. While we wait for more updates and feature enhancements, third-party browser extensions are your friend if you want easier and faster access to ChatGPT and want to add features to get the most out of the AI bot.
ChatGPT for Google
The Chrome extension ChatGPT for Google is a must if you want to integrate AI more into your daily life and make the most of this vast knowledge base. The extension displays the chatbot’s results alongside standard Google search results, so you can quickly get an overview of what you’re Googling while browsing the results for the right page.
Some queries work better with it than others: you won’t get the latest weather or sports reports, but you can get fairly detailed answers to human biology questions, basic cleaning hacks, and historical facts. Most of your requests will likely be accompanied by a ChatGPT response, but be prepared for the bot to draw a space at times.
A small box in the corner is built in next to the usual search results, and you can start a conversion with ChatGPT right on the page if you want to chat about it or learn more.
Use voice commands – Promptheus
Alexa or Siri fan? Want to take the conversation to the real world (on your side, at least) and get answers quickly without having to type it all up? Promtheus is for you! This Chrome extension lets you use the spacebar on your keyboard to talk directly to ChatGPT, so you can skip typing and use your voice to get answers to all your burning questions.
Once you have the extension installed, open Chrome, go to ChatGPT and hold the spacebar to start talking. We used it a few times while writing this article, and it speeds up the workflow because you just swap tabs, ask your question, read the answer, and move on.
ChatGPT export and sharing
Currently, if you want to bring content from ChatGPT to other places, you have to rely on the tried and true cut and paste, but with ChatGPT export and sharing (works with Chrome, Edge and Firefox) you can streamline the export process in ChatGPT.
It might take a minute to set it up in the browser, but once you’re done you’ll get new export buttons near the command prompt field to make things a lot easier when you’re ready to save your content.
You have the option to save your conversations as images or PDFs, and you can also create sharable links if you have something special you want to share quickly.
With Merlin You can have ChatGPT at your fingertips and pull it up without any hassle. The extension allows you to concatenate large chunks of text or reply to an email at any time, essentially giving you a little AI assistant at your fingertips!
Once you have the extension installed, select a block of text and then press Ctrl + M on Windows or Cmd + M on macOS and then tell Merlin what you want ChatGPT to do. Summarize, reply, write, etc. If you have a tricky email that you need to reply to, simply select the text in the email thread, bring up Merlin and let ChatGPT respond diplomatically write for you.
Because there’s a simple keyboard shortcut to activate the extension, it’s really easy to integrate Merlin into your everyday life very quickly, but keep in mind that you’re limited to around 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 become more familiar with ChatGPT. We are just beginning to see how ChatGPT fits into our lives as it becomes more mainstream. So there’s no doubt that as the technology cements itself into everyday life and more people find interesting ways to use ChatGPT, we’ll see a lot of other useful extensions.