With the arrival of ChatGPT, students have found themselves with an invaluable tool at their disposal. The chatbot can prove extremely helpful in understanding concepts and getting help with assignments (when used ethically, of course).

But as helpful as GPT-3.5 was, GPT-4 with Plugins can be a real game-changer. Students find it much more affordable and adept than scores of tutors available online. However, if you end up squandering your precious time that could have been spent studying on testing plugins instead, it'll subvert the entire effort. So, allow us to help you. We've compiled a list of the best ChatGPT Plugins for students after testing them, so you don't have to.

1. Wolfram

Let's talk about the Wolfram Plugin, folks! It has to be the most powerful plugin on this list; it can access both Wolfram|Alpha and Wolfram Language.

This ChatGPT plugin isn't just a tool; it's a knowledge genie ready to serve you a banquet of answers based on complex algorithms and high-level knowledge. I mean, who wouldn't want their personal mini-supercomputer, right?

So, the next time you're pulling an all-nighter, trying to work out a challenging math problem with the numbers swimming in front of your eyes, and you can't make heads or tails of it, Wolfram's got your back. It's unbeatable when it comes to mathematics; from differentials to integrals, it's got a handle on everything.

It doesn't just give you the answer but also shows the steps to reach there. So you not only get your solution, but you also learn how to get there. It's like having a personal math tutor but without the hourly fees!

It can also provide infographics and diagrams for the data you collect from. You can ask it to create bar charts, map projections, heat maps, and so much more.

But wait, there's more! Wolfram Alpha isn't just a math whizz. It also dips its toes into the vast ocean of Science and Technology, Society and Culture, and Everyday Life. And almost everything is accessible from ChatGPT.

This plugin is like a Swiss Army knife for students. Wolfram can even tell you a corny joke if you need a breather from all the studying​!

2. ScholarAI

Unleash your inner Einstein with ScholarAI, your powerhouse for breaking down scientific research and peer-reviewed papers. Remember those times when you were lost in the labyrinth of PubMed, Arxiv, Springer, and others, desperately trying to decipher the cryptic language of academia? Those days are over! This plugin is like the Rosetta Stone for research papers. It dissects complex documents from the leading scientific databases and presents you with the core ideas in a language that even your grandma could understand.

But this ChatGPT plugin has a secret weapon that really sets it apart - it uses real citations from peer-reviewed literature. That's right; this isn't just some AI making educated guesses (looking at you, ChatGPT, with your fake citations).

ScholarAI dives into the ocean of scientific literature and resurfaces with pearls of wisdom for you. So, the next time you're assigned a daunting research paper, don't panic and run for the hills. Just run ScholarAI, and you'll be discussing complex theories like a seasoned scholar in no time.

3. AskYourPDF

Students often find themselves endlessly scrolling through long PDFs. This plugin is the super-hero your PDF files needed all along.

It's like that friend who not only does their own homework but is ready to help you with yours too. If you had such a friend who would have read the PDF, they would have answered all your queries regarding it, wouldn't they? AskYourPDF is exactly like that friend.

Simply feed it a PDF and watch it extract information like a pro detective! It can give you key insights or answer any other questions you might have from the PDF.

All you need to do is provide a link to the PDF in your prompt, along with the request, and it will kick AskYourPDF into action (given that you have enabled it).

If you have the PDF downloaded on your computer, you can upload it to a drive, such as Google Drive or OneDrive, and then share the link with ChatGPT. Or, you can upload the document to AskYourPDF itself and then share the link to ChatGPT.  

But that's the key part – you have to share the PDF with the plugin, so remember not to share any documents with sensitive information. However, the plugin also provides you a link to delete the PDF from its servers in the answer itself, no matter how you share the link. So, if you're worried about privacy, you can just delete the PDF later.  

This plugin saves you countless hours of scrolling through lengthy documents. A lifesaver for any student in the digital age indeed.

P.S. There's another similar plugin in ChatGPT, ChatwithPDF, but it didn't work when I tried to use it.

4. Show Me

Next on the list is Show Me. Have you ever been in a situation where you are trying to grasp a concept, and all you can think is, "I wish I could see that in a picture!"?

Or remember those countless hours spent wrestling with Canva or Google Slides, trying to make a halfway decent diagram for your report or presentation? Well, Show Me has got your back. This plugin is the Leonardo da Vinci of ChatGPT.

You just have to do the talking, and Show Me does the drawing. It's as simple as saying, "Can you make me a diagram classifying different types of marketing" or "Show me a diagram explaining the evolution of literature," and bam! Show Me will make the diagram in chat.

You can also create custom diagrams by giving it the information for your diagram in your request.

You can even edit the diagram by going to the link it provides or by asking it to make the edits by dictating your request once again.

Who knew visual learning could be so easy, right? So the next time you're struggling with understanding a complex concept or buried under a mountain of infographics to create for your class project, don't sweat it. Just say, "Show Me," and watch your diagrams come to life as you sit back and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa!

5. VideoInsights

You know that feeling when you're watching a tutorial video, and it's endlessly long, and you have no idea how to escape it? Even reading the transcript would take hours.

Say hello to VideoInsights. This plugin is the perfect companion for your video learning journey. It extracts key points from any video and presents them to you in a concise summary.

It's like having a personal note-taker on your payroll who'd watch the entire video for you and only present you with the essential bits.

6. Quick Recall

Next on our list is Quick Recall – a plugin that lets you create flashcards within the chatbot to help you accelerate your learning.

So, how does it work? Quick Recall is based on a principle that's as simple as it is powerful: spaced repetition. You see, our brains are a bit like a sieve – if you pour information in too quickly, it just drains out. But if you add it bit by bit over a longer period, more of it sticks. That's what the Quick Recall ChatGPT plugin does – it helps you learn and review information a little at a time so that it really sinks in.

You can create your own flashcards; you come up with the question or prompt and the answer you want to remember. Or if you asked ChatGPT for any information, you can simply instruct Quick Recall to make flashcards for it.

Then, when you're ready to review, Quick Recall will show you the question. You rack your brain for the answer, and then it reveals whether you were right or wrong. So, with ChatGPT, you don't need anyone else to quiz you on the cards, but there's also someone to hold you accountable as well.

After reviewing each card, you'll give your recall a rating of 0 to 3 on a scale to say how easy it was to remember the answer. A rating of 0 means you forgot the information, 1 means it was hard to remember, 2 means you remembered it well, and 3 means it was easy to remember.

This helps the plugin decide when you'll see that card again. The harder the card was to remember, the sooner it'll pop up again. This way, your brain gets an extra workout on the things it finds tricky, and less time is wasted on the stuff it already knows. And if you want to update or delete cards, you can do that too!

It's a pretty good plugin to have in your study arsenal when you need to cram for a test. The only problem is that 25 prompts every 3 hours isn't always enough to remember everything. Hopefully, OpenAI will increase the cap, and then you'll be able to unleash its full power.

7. Speak

Any students trying to learn a foreign language only need the "Speak" plugin in ChatGPT from now on. It can help you master any language you set your heart on.

This plugin isn't just about translations – it's about understanding the nuances and subtleties of language use, making your language learning adventure as authentic as possible.

Speak takes the user's native language, the language they're learning, and any additional context in the question into account. This context can include the setting, scenario, situation, tone, speaking style and formality, usage notes, or other qualifiers that might affect the translation or explanation.

It can help you translate a text into a foreign language or explain any phrase from a foreign language in your language. But that's not all; it goes beyond that.

If you want to know how to say or do something in a foreign language without specifying a concrete phrase or word, it can help with that too. For example, if you're wondering how to politely greet shop employees in French, Speak will guide you through it, making you sound like a local in no time.

So whether you're a budding linguist, someone looking to add another skill to their repertoire, or preparing for your year abroad, "Speak" is the plugin for you. With its unique blend of translation and education, it's more than just a tool – it's your personal language coach!

There you have it, folks! Seven incredible ChatGPT plugins that will make your student life a whole lot easier. Each one comes with its own superpowers to help you conquer the academic world. So, what are you waiting for? Give these plugins a whirl and let the learning begin!