Most Useful AI Tools of 2023 According to Reddit

We reached out to the subreddit /r/ArtificialInteligence on what they felt were actually the most useful AI tools of 2023. With over 26,000 views and 67 comments, here is a summary! View the original thread here

1. AI Art and Design

  • DALL-E 3 (u/Hemingbird): Used for creating manga
  • Unstable Diffusion (u/JezebelRoseErotica): Appreciated for cover art designs and NSFW characters. The user comments on its usefulness for “backgrounds & digital assets.”
  • Midjourney (u/liramor): Praised for daily image creation; the user mentions, “Every day I use Midjourney to make an image that captures the vibe of the day.”
  • Stable Diffusion (u/adammonroemusic): Mentioned for creating an animated film, showcasing the tool’s versatility in motion graphics.

2. AI Writing and Content Creation

  • GitHub Copilot (u/ILikeBubblyWater): The user shares, “It gave me a massive productivity boost,” highlighting its effectiveness in coding.
  • Sudowrite (u/JezebelRoseErotica): Mentioned for aiding in story assistance and outlining, particularly in adult writing.
  • Grammarly Pro (u/Artistic_Credit_): The user notes, “I love grammarly I use it all the time on my PC.”
  • Claude.ai (u/FaithFaraday): Described as a helpful beta reader for a sci-fi book, with the user saying, “Claude kept giving me the best results by far.”

3. Voice and Audio AI

  • ChatGPT Voice Chat (u/Hemingbird): A user shares, “This feature still blows my mind”
  • Suno (u/Hemingbird): Mentioned for song creation, with the user acknowledging its developmental stage but finding it fun.
  • Whisper (u/inteblio): The user points out its accuracy, saying, “I dictate anything of any length. It’s extremely accurate.”
  • Mubert AI (u/Ashamed-Objective-66): Noted for its ability to create music, though specific user comments were not provided.

4. General AI and Chatbots

  • ChatGPT (u/utilitycoder): A user remarks, “I haven’t seen anything ‘game changing’ like ChatGPT,” emphasizing just the impact of ChatGPT.
  • Perplexity (u/Hemingbird): The user admits, “I haven’t used this one as much, but it’s been able to handle tough questions.”
  • Bard / Gemini (u/AggravatingVoice6746): Discussed for structured information; a user asks, “What is Gemini and how do you access it??”

5. Productivity and Business Tools

  • Cursor.sh (u/OkAerie4478): Recommended over Copilot for productivity, but direct quotes or specific reasons were not provided.

6. Specialized and Niche AI Tools

  • Ollama (and related tools like llama2, mistral, orca) (u/be_bo_i_am_robot): Mentioned for the ability to work with LLMs locally, especially useful for handling private or sensitive data. The user notes, “being able to work with LLMs locally… that’s huge.”
  • Leonardo.ai (u/Digital_Idealist): Gaining traction but specific uses were not detailed.
  • Infermatic.ai, Stable Diffusion, and Novel.ai (u/Horror_Echo6243): Grouped together for various creative uses. The user had fun with these tools and plans to use them in the future.
  • Google’s Gemini (u/AggravatingVoice6746): Discussed for its conversational AI capabilities, but specific user comments were not detailed.

7. Productivity and Business Tools

  • Various Custom Tools (u/harpobeatme): Mentioned for customer acquisition, lead engagement, and follow-ups. The user states, “Out of a sample of 210 leads it booked 24 appointments in 48 hrs.”
  • Formalizer from Goblin Tools (u/liramor): Used for crafting messages with the right tone.
  • Chrome Extension for Summarizing Web Pages and YouTube Videos (u/Townsiti5689): A simple tool for summarizing content, saving time for the user.

8. Emerging and Miscellaneous Tools

  • Muah Ai (u/Apodavor): Noted as a game changer for the user, though specific features were not detailed.
  • LMStudio.ai, Deepseek Coder, GPT4ALL (u/80Unknown08): Mentioned without specific details on their applications.

I would like to extend a huge thanks to everyone who participated in the Reddit thread, I really appreciated everyone’s input!

Will Chen
Will Chen

Will Chen is an Australian tech and AI enthusiast with over two decades of experience in business and marketing. Known for being an early adopter of web, app, blockchain, and Web3 technologies, William has played a pivotal role in the digital innovation landscape. His insightful commentary has featured in various Australian news outlets. With a passion for AI and its transformative potential, William is dedicated to educating and empowering professionals and organizations to embrace and excel in the rapidly evolving tech world.

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