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AskyourPdf

1 January 2024
Polina Shapiro
A bunch of papers flying in the air

AskyourPdf is an AI-powered tool that enables users to efficiently interact with PDF documents. Harnessing advanced AI technology, the tool assists users in navigating, comprehending, and promptly extracting valuable insights from their PDFs.


This tool enhances the reading experience by eliminating the need to spend excessive time scrolling through documents, thereby conserving user resources such as time and energy. Furthermore, the tool facilitates the conversion of PDFs into interactive and intelligent conversations, elevating the review and comprehension process. This transformation renders the review and reading of PDFs more user-friendly, efficient and focused.


In essence, AskYourPDF introduces a chat system that not only furnishes accurate information but also fosters an enjoyable learning environment.


So, how does the tool operate, and what functionalities does it offer?

The AskyourPDF tool can be utilized in two modes: one involves installing the plugin within ChatGPT, while the other entails logging in to the AskyourPDF website. To use AskyourPDF within ChatGPT, the plugin must be installed inside ChatGPT and activated when necessary. Once installed, users can query their PDF documents by specifying the document's URL.


Alternatively, if you prefer using AskYourPDF's local website (https://askyourpdf.com/), you can use the document ID generated on the website, and subsequently reference the PDF within ChatGPT. In other words, you can employ the tool independently, without relying on ChatGPT, utilizing the functionality that allows you to reference the same document ID within ChatGPT as well.


The tool "interacts" with PDFs in a conversational format, employing a chatbot. This enables users to extract information in various formats, including text, tables, and graphs, as well as generate summaries or abstracts in natural language. Users can pose questions about the PDF content and provide the chatbot with instructions for tasks such as summarizing information, extracting data, translating the PDF into another language, or creating new content based on the PDF.


The key benefits of AskyourPdf are outlined below:

  1. Interactive and Engaging: AskYourPDF enables users to engage in chatbot conversations, thoroughly analyze every part of the PDF, and swiftly gain insights. This workflow is highly efficient, transforming the reading and reviewing of data-laden documents into a pleasant, enjoyable, and productive experience. For example, the tool can assist academic researchers in quickly extracting specific citations or accurate links for references.

  2. No Registration Needed: At its core, AskYourPDF is a free platform that does not require registration. Users can effortlessly upload documents for review without the need for an account. Non-registered use comes with certain limitations, including:

    - 100 pages per document

    - Maximum upload size: 15MB

    - 50 questions a day

    - 3 calls a day

    - One document per day.


Subscription to the site is optional, with several plans available for expansion, starting at $15 (as of 12/23), offering unlimited use and customization options.


It's important to note that the AskYourPDF plugin within ChatGPT is exclusively available to ChatGPT Plus subscribers. Additionally, users should continue directing ChatGPT for instructions to thoroughly analyze the PDF, which can be a time-consuming process.


Despite the advantages and features of AskYourPDF, it's worth mentioning that other tools, such as UPDF AI, are more recommended for working with PDF documents. The primary difference lies in their capabilities and functionality. UPDF AI is recognized for its intuitive interface, compatibility across various operating systems, and cost-effectiveness. On the other hand, AskYourPDF is a plugin offering essential features like document security, semantic indexing, multilingual tools, and GPT-powered capabilities, but sources indicate its inferiority in direct summarization and processing of graphs or images.


Sources:

https://www.perplexity.ai/

https://askyourpdf.com/

https://updf.com/chatgpt/how-to-use-ask-your-pdf-in-chatgpt/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTf77Z24AYQ


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