It has been a week since I was fortunate enough to gain access to the ChatGPT Alpha plugin, and I must say that the experience has been generally smooth. There have been a few minor bugs, such as occasional truncation of responses over the last few days, but overall, it has been quite impressive. Maybe mind blowing is a better description.
One of the standout features of ChatGPT is its ability to facilitate the creation of plugins for both public use cases and personal needs (not shared). The Unverified option allows users to develop custom plugins for specific tasks only available to you, and I’ve found this to be extremely useful. In fact, I created a plugin that helps me develop other plugins, making the process incredibly efficient.
For example, if I want to create a proposal in Google Docs, all I have to do is ask, “Create me a proposal in Google for XYZ.” Similarly, if I need to publish the latest episode of my podcast, I just say, “Publish episode 55, include show notes and a description” and it’s done.
Here are few other things I was able to do with basically no effort other than copying an API endpoint into and hosting it in a Replit.
- Meeting scheduling: Automatically schedule meetings by simply asking ChatGPT to “Book a meeting with John on Tuesday at 3 PM” and let it handle calendar invites and notifications.
- Social media management: Delegate tasks such as “Draft a tweet promoting our latest blog post” or “Schedule a Facebook post for tomorrow at 9 AM” to ChatGPT.
- Email filtering and prioritization: Ask ChatGPT to “Sort my inbox and flag important emails,” helping you manage your inbox more efficiently.
- Expense tracking: Request ChatGPT to “Log my lunch expense of $12.50 to the expense tracker” to keep an organized record of your spending.
- Task delegation: Use ChatGPT to assign tasks to your team by asking it to “Notify Jane to complete the project report by Friday.”
- Content proofreading: Improve your writing by asking ChatGPT to “Proofread my blog post and suggest edits, and post to community.openai.com” ensuring a polished final draft. – This post for example.
- Language translation: Request on-the-fly translations, such as "Translate this email to Spanish send to Eduardo X " for quick and efficient communication with international colleagues or clients. - A pitched a major financial organization… Yep. Mind blown.
- Travel planning: Make ChatGPT your personal travel assistant by asking it to “Find me the best flight deals from New York to Paris in May” or “Recommend top-rated hotels in Berlin.” Now I need to visit my new client, done.
The true potential of ChatGPT plugins lies in intelligent workflow automation. I can virtually automate every aspect of my professional life by simply copying and pasting an API example, then asking ChatGPT to execute the task. It’s astounding how much time and effort this technology can save. We are truly living in an era of remarkable innovation.
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