Often, we interact with PDFs, relying on their convenience of access. PDFs simplify our interaction with information, from reading novels and e-books to studying and analyzing graphs. But sometimes, it can be hard to work with them.
For instance, a PDF can contain hundreds of pages of a scanned physical book, making it difficult to interact with the text. These and many other challenges can be frustrating. Luckily, several AI-powered plugins are available on ChatGPT to save you the hustle.
1. Ai PDF
Ai PDF is a ChatGPT Plugin designed to streamline the extraction of information from PDF documents with fact-checking capabilities, helping you go through large documents quickly.
To use it, copy the URL of your document and paste it into ChatGPT with the plugin enabled. You can then instruct it to provide any information you need. You can also generate a summary highlighting the main points of the entire document.
The chat above shows the plugin extracting statistics from a 2022 IBM PDF report on the cost of data breaches.
2. MixerBox ChatPDF
MixerBox ChatPDF is another powerful plugin that enables you to interact with documents in numerous ways, including summarizing information, translating text, and extracting deep insights.
You just need to find the web address of a PDF document and paste it into ChatGPT. The document will undergo processing, and the plugin will provide a unique document ID representing the uploaded file. You can then ask any questions involving the document.
Above is an illustration of the plugin summarizing a document into five main points and converting the text from English to Spanish.
AAA Summarize is more than just a PDF document interaction tool. It can also be used to summarize web pages and even YouTube videos, giving you a quick overview of the content, so you can skip reading or watching.
Once you paste a video’s URL it reads the transcript and lets you retrieve insights. You can also summarize information on a specific PDF page or ask the tool to take you to a specific part of a video.
Above is an illustration of the plugin summarizing the content of Apple’s Vision Pro launch video. With such functionality, you don’t have to watch an entire video to know the main points.
4. Invoice Pilot
Invoice Pilot can help you streamline invoicing by automating activities such as creating and customizing invoices, finding estimates, and generating PDF documents you can share with your customers.
To make good use of the plugin, provide it with some basic information about your business, including the details to be included in the invoice and the customer’s information. The plugin can guide you through the creation process.
Above is ChatGPT displaying a link to an invoice for Jane Smith for $1,000 worth of consulting services. Businesses and freelancers who often create invoices can benefit from this simple yet smart solution.
AskYourPDF is an AI extension of a standalone application designed to help people interact with PDFs. Its unique abilities include extracting valuable insights from documents, enhancing document navigation and comprehension, and making PDF interaction fun.
With AskYourPDF, you can interact with an online document by pasting the URL or uploading a local document into the interface, and the plugin will utilize the information in the PDF to answer your questions. The plugin also has a pro version which gives you access to deeper insights.
Shown above is the plugin pulling data out of a PDF document. You must create an account on AskYourPDF and upload the document to use the plugin.
ChatOCR is a cool plugin that uses Optical Character Recognition technology to extract information from PDFs, photos, and handwritten documents. So besides empowering you to interact with standard PDFs, you scan images containing text and extract information.
Consider a scenario where you’ve written your notes on a piece of paper and wanted to transfer them to any of the best note-taking apps. You simply upload a clear photo of your notes and let the tool do its magic.
As shown above, we extracted text from a PDF containing a screenshot from a search quality evaluation document. Using the plugin requires you to create an account and wait a couple of minutes for the OCR process to complete.
7. A+ Doc Maker
A+ Doc Maker uses AI to streamline the document creation process. It supports a wide range of document types, including PDFs, Word documents, Excel sheets, and HTML files.
If you need to generate a document quickly, you can paste it into ChatGPT and give context and instructions on the design and type of document you need. The tool generates the document and replies with the document’s URL on the chat interface, ready for you to download.
We gave the tool some text and instructed it to create a PDF document, after which it shared a link. Try it out and see how it compares with other online PDF creation tools.
8. Resume Copilot
Resume Copilot helps take out the pain of resume writing, hence a handy tool for job seekers. It generates ATS (applicant tracking system) friendly resumes that contain keywords highlighting relevant skills and experiences.
To use the plugin, prompt it to give you an upload link for your resume and request for recommendations for improving your resume. ChatGPT will use the plugin to analyze and answer your questions based on the data.
Shown above is the plugin giving me recommendations for optimizing my resume for a content strategist job.
AccuratePDF is an AI plugin powered by Avian, enabling interactive conversations with PDF documents. You can get deep insights from your PDF documents regardless of their size, language, topic, or length with accurate quotes and page citations.
To use it, provide a web address of the PDF document. If you have a local document and want to analyze it, upload it to one of these online document-sharing platforms and use the link to query the plugin.
We queried the plugin about a specific piece of data on a PDF document. It gave a correct response with relevant additional information and cited the answers.
10. Converter App
Converter App is designed to help you with real-time currency conversions and creation of exchange rate charts. In addition, it allows you to convert images, chat transcriptions, videos, and even audio files into PDFs.
To use it, copy and paste the URL of your source file into ChatGPT with the plugin enabled. It will analyze the file and generate a PDF. In addition, the tool allows you to do standard text summarization and PDF manipulation.
Here’s the plugin converting an image into a PDF and sharing a download link after.
Enhance Productivity With ChatGPT PDF Plugins
ChatGPT PDF plugins can increase your productivity if you know how to use them well. The plugins above give you a wide range of abilities to apply in different aspects of your work, from summarizing text to citing documents to creating PDF invoices. Yet these are just a handful of many other plugins available. Try these plugins if you wish to take your productivity to a whole new level.