Actually useful AI tools

These are a list of actually useful AI tools that I use on a day-to-day basis. Almost all of them are free, and they offer even more features with paid plans. These apps are mainly for content creation, research, basic graphic design, image enhancement, and video editing. There are additional apps that are not listed here, such as tethered.ai.

There will be a part 2 to this list :)

Ben Kumar
Ben KumarList by Ben Kumar, last updated 2023-07-13
  1. NeuronWriter icon

    Content creation dashboards of sorts for SEO people and web content writers. This tool has so many useful features that its difficult to fit them all here. It goes through competitors and gives you a comprehensive backbone to start writing. And it is powered by AI!

    The free version is one of the best, you can use all its features without restriction. Try it out!

    • SEO Tool
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • ...
    NeuronWriter screenshot 1
  2. Perplexity icon

    This is the perfect content research and writing companion. It is powerful and fast in terms of the amount of work it can handle. Not only does it provide you with information, but it also generates citations. The standout feature of this app is the co-pilot feature, which is a powerful research tool that allows you to refine your searches and add more context.

    They offer a free version that allows unlimited usage of general AI, similar to what ChatGPT 3 does. Additionally, you get 5 co-pilot uses for every 4 hours. I found that to be sufficient for starters. Eventually, I upgraded to the $20 monthly plan, which provides unlimited uses. It's much better than ChatGPT4.

    The app is available on Android, iOS, and as a web application

    • AI Chatbot
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • ...
    Perplexity screenshot 1
  3. Adobe Firefly icon

    Free, no-fuss, top-of-the-shelf text-to-image generator. It offers numerous customizable options to help you achieve the desired output. Another useful feature is its generative AI for images! It's simply the best free tool currently available. Surprisingly, it works exceptionally well for quickly enhancing photos.

    • AI Art Generator
    • Online
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe After Effects
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
    • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Adobe Premiere Pro
    • ...
    Adobe Firefly screenshot 1
  4. Microsoft Designer icon

    This is another alternative to Canva that I use to create quick social media posts with prompts. It offers basic features, but it's extremely helpful during time crunches. I've used it for my company on multiple occasions.

    • ...
    Microsoft Designer screenshot 1
  5. VEED.IO icon

    I primarily use this app to generate quick video captions. It accurately generates captions about 95% of the time. The web app is designed for video editing, particularly for efficient and speedy completion of tasks. You don't need technical skills to use it.

    • Video Editor
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Online
    • ...
    Video Editor
  6. PDFgear icon

    Probably the most comprehensive free PDF suite available. Yes, it's completely free! Many people have raised questions about its free nature, and the developer's response has always been to reach a wider user base. It comes with its own built-in AI that can interact with your PDF files. It's the only PDF tool you'll ever need on Windows.

    • PDF Reader
    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • ...
    PDFgear screenshot 1
  7. SnapEdit - AI Photo Editor icon

    I use this app exclusively to enhance images. It does have other features like background remover and stuff. I have just found this to be the best for enhancing images.

    • Photo Editor
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • ...
    SnapEdit helps remove objects from images
  8. snipd Podcasts icon

    This is my favorite podcast app. I use it everyday, especially listening to business, tech related podcasts. It can create captions, highlights, take notes, and summarize with AI.

    • ...
    snipd Podcasts screenshot 1
  9. ChatGPT icon

    You already know.

    • AI Chatbot
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Mac
    • ...
    ChatGPTs examples, capabilities, and limitations

This list was created by Ben Kumar Jul 11, 2023 and was last updated Jul 13, 2023. The list has 9 apps.

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Ola Johansson
CommentSep 25, 2023

What a great list! Will try a few of these!

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