10 Ways AI
By David Lidsky
What’s the likelihood that your email will receive a
reply? This add-on will tell you, based on subject
header, reading level, and length. It also helps
schedule follow-up reminders.
Bonus features: Fifteen dollars a month adds
further analysis, such as evaluating an email’s
politeness and positivity before you hit SEND.
Include “Clara,” a virtual executive administrator,
on email correspondence when trying to set up a
meeting and this AI-as-a-service (which starts at
$99 a month) works with all parties to book it.
Bonus features: Clara’s dashboard lets users preset preferred meeting times, who calls whom,
when to send a confirmation, and more.
This desktop and mobile music app creates ambient sound to help users concentrate on a task,
meditate, or sleep. Brain.fm modulates the
rhythm and frequency of the AI-generated music
based on cognitive research. Five free sessions.
Bonus features: Unlock unlimited and offline use
for $6.95 a month or $49.99 a year.
Gloat looks at a user’s résumé or LinkedIn profile
and offers tips for increasing job matches. Its
machine-learning capability also suggests openings and adapts to feedback, narrowing results.
Bonus features: By accessing your contacts,
Gloat can look for connections to employment
opps. Users can also search anonymously.
Users can overcome PowerPoint anxiety—and
avoid slide-deck hell—with this free app, which
offers more than 50 templates, including comparison charts. It also observes the rules of good
design and adjusts slides as you add content.
Bonus features: Beautiful.AI offers a stock-image gallery that isn’t embarrassing.
Add this Google Chrome browser extension and
CivikOwl will scan news you’ve chosen to read,
assessing the relative quality and political bias of
articles and offering additional perspectives.
Bonus features: A CivikOwl icon will pop up on
Facebook articles people share in your feed (from
certain sources). CivikOwl for Twitter is due soon.
It’s hard to bill hours manually and gauge how
long it takes to complete a project. Timely follows
the docs and apps you or your team work on and
then presents its assessments for approval.
Bonus features: A solo account starts at $8 a
month, for tracking three projects; a company-wide account is $250 annually.
FitGenie lets users set health goals—such as
weight loss or building lean muscle—and recommends meals (and how to make them), adjusting
its suggestions to customers’ tastes.
Bonus features: You can try the food log, which
reveals your fat, carb, and protein intake, before
signing up for a $10-a-month subscription.
Which picture of your avocado toast will get the
most Instagram likes and attract more followers?
Lisa chooses the best photo among ones you
select to determine which will fare better.
Bonus features: After scrutinizing an image, Lisa
generates hashtags that can be added to a post
to further boost its potential to be seen.
This site uses machine learning to analyze historical data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection
to predict how long it’ll take to get through customs at more than 40 U.S. airports.
Bonus features: Users can specify exact terminals, arrival date and time, and resident status to
get a more accurate assessment.
Write better emails
Boomerang for Gmail
Schedule a meeting
Focus your mind
Find a job
Create killer presentations
Read the news more critically
Post better pictures
Get through customs
Illustration by Peter Oumanski
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