10 free AI apps to try right now

Sample the best of the year

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As we dive into 2024, the landscape of AI tools continues to evolve, offering an array of applications that promise to enhance our daily lives. Whether you're a content creator, a busy professional, or simply an enthusiast of cutting-edge technology, the rise of AI-driven applications has something for everyone. From chatbots that adapt to your preferences to AI-powered video editing, these tools are not just about making tasks easier; they're about unlocking new levels of creativity and efficiency.

In this post, we'll explore some of the most promising AI tools of 2024 – each uniquely designed to elevate your work and play.

Bearly (free with paid options): With so many AI chatbots to choose from it can be hard to pick a favorite. Of course, you could be greedy and use them all… In which case, download Bearly (available for Windows, Mac, and Linux), and hop between your LLM of choice.

ScribbleToArt (free with paid options): The clue is in the name with this app: you scratch out your drawing, and the AI magics it into something special. This is a great go-to when your AI image generator of choice is just not responding well to your prompts.

AudioPen (free with paid options): This AI note-taking app is a game changer: speak your thoughts, and AudioPen’s AI will take that audio and transform it into a comprehensive, legible note. And with the option to adjust writing styles, it’s useful for everything from crafting emails to action items.

Formula Bot (free with paid options): Forgive me as I repurpose a famous saying; in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes and spreadsheets. Still, Formula Bot can make those spreadsheets a little more bearable by letting you use natural language prompts instead of having to remember unwieldy formulas.

Opus Clip (free with paid options): Long-form video works best for YouTube, but thanks to the rise of TikTok, short-form video is everywhere these days. Fortunately, Opus Clip lets you automatically find the best moments from your longer videos, transforming them into short gems that you can post to your socials.

Let’s Enhance (free with paid options): Image enhancers don’t have to be sexy, they just have to be good. And Let’s Enhance is very good. It’s also lean and unfussy, allowing you to quickly boost your photos.

Sudo Write (free with paid options): If you’ve decided that 2024 will be the year that you finally write a book, check out Sudo Write. It’s an AI-powered writing tool to help outline your story, figure out your characters, and untangle your plot. Basically, it’s the enemy of procrastination.

TinyWow (free with paid options): The Swiss army knife of AI tools, TinyWow has everything from an image generation tool to automated writing features. You’ll also find file conversion options, PDF splitting, and more. Seriously, bookmark this web app if you want to save yourself a lot of time in 2024.

PlaiDay (free beta): I mentioned this in a recent newsletter, but it’s worth re-upping because, even in beta, it’s truly one of the best text-to-video tools out there right now. You’ll need a Discord account, but if you’ve tried out Midjourney in the past, you’ll nail this one easily enough.

VidIQ (free with paid options): One for all those looking to grow (or even start) their YouTube channels, VidIQ can automate a lot of the process. From video ideas to titles, tags, and captions, VidIQ is a solid AI-powered tool for helping you master the behind-the-scenes work.

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Written By: Tom Wilton

Lead Newsletter Writer

Published Date: Dec 19, 2023

From an app that gives you access to multiple chatbots, to a service to grow your YouTube channel, these are the AI tools you need to know about.