The AI chatbot possesses the capability to utilize a set of convenient plug-ins to conduct searches, generate summaries, and produce PDF documents.

The generative AI bot, ChatGPT, has been actively assisting writers, engaging in debates on various topics, generating code, and much more. With OpenAI’s recent introduction of third-party plug-in support, a plethora of new features and capabilities are now accessible.

These plug-ins can search for information on the internet, create diagrams, organize travel arrangements, query Wikipedia, and perform additional functions. To utilize these diverse plug-ins, a ChatGPT Plus subscription is required, priced at $20 per month. In this discussion, our attention will be directed towards a specific category of extensions: PDF plug-ins.

ChatGPT, along with these plug-ins, can assist you in swiftly searching, summarizing, and examining these documents. To access these plug-ins, initiate a new chat within the ChatGPT interface, choose “GPT-4,” and then select “Plug-Ins” from the options located at the top. Click on the small icon below the header, which displays the currently installed plug-ins, and scroll down to the “Plug-In Store” to discover additional ones.


The AI PDF plug-in offers “ultra-fast, interactive conversations,” and to access its help, simply provide ChatGPT with the web URL of a PDF document. If that isn’t feasible, the plug-in also includes a PDF upload feature, allowing you to review documents saved on your computer.

Afterwards, it’s a matter of allowing the plug-in to examine the PDF you’ve supplied and then querying ChatGPT about it. You can inquire about its underlying ideas, its findings, or specific details. You can even seek information regarding the writing style employed in the PDF or any information that may have been omitted.

One notable aspect we appreciate in Ai PDF is its ability to reference specific pages within the PDF when generating summaries and providing answers. This allows you to cross-verify the plug-in’s performance. Additionally, you can request ChatGPT to retrieve individual lines from the document as supporting evidence for its responses.


The name of this plug-in reflects its aim to foster a natural, conversational interaction between you and your PDFs. It suggests that it will “unleash the potential of your PDFs” by granting ChatGPT access to any PDF document you provide.

If your PDFs are not available online, AskYourPDF can upload them on your behalf, allowing you to subsequently pose questions through ChatGPT. You have the flexibility to request specific information from particular sections, obtain overviews and summaries, have specific sections rephrased, and essentially perform all the tasks that ChatGPT can perform with conventional text blocks.

Additionally, the plug-in is adept at addressing follow-up questions, should you require further clarification on a previous statement or need to pinpoint the source location within a PDF document for a given response.

Doc Maker

Doc Maker provides a unique approach by concentrating on the creation of PDFs rather than their retrieval. While numerous tools are available for this purpose, the added dimension of integrating ChatGPT into the process can prove beneficial in various ways.

Here’s the operating process: You define the kind of PDF you wish to generate, and Doc Maker aids you in its creation, with ChatGPT providing support. Whether you’re aiming to craft a resume, assemble a financial report, or complete a newsletter, the plug-in will guide you in providing the necessary text, or you can opt to generate it using AI.

For instance, if you need to draft meeting minutes, simply grant Doc Maker and ChatGPT access to the content, and within a matter of seconds, you can obtain a PDF summary. You’ll have access to all of ChatGPT’s text-generation capabilities, along with a convenient method to transform that text into a shareable, standardized format.


If you primarily work with scientific papers in PDF format, ScholarAI will be a ChatGPT plug-in that piques your curiosity. It provides access to over 40 million peer-reviewed papers from the internet in PDF form, allowing you to query them individually or perform comprehensive searches throughout the entire database.

For instance, you might start by searching for papers on a specific subject published within this year or a designated range of years. Subsequently, you can employ ScholarAI to investigate particular aspects of an individual paper, such as summarizing sections or inquiring about the experimental methods employed, among other details. Simultaneously, ChatGPT can supplement this by incorporating additional background knowledge that may not be present in the paper itself.

The developers designed ScholarAI to minimize inaccurate information in ChatGPT’s responses and support its answers with reliable research. You can instruct the plug-in to provide web links to the source paper and quote specific lines from it, offering a means to cross-verify the accuracy of the information you receive.