Free Online Chatbot (best free ChatGPT alternatives)

Free Online Chatbot (best free ChatGPT alternatives)

I’m sharing this free GPT chatbot for you to play with. Think of him as a friendly cowriter or research assistant. He’s not super deep, but he’s really smart. Ask him to tell you a story, or write you a speech, or summarize a famous book. Tell him he’s Vincent Van Gogh and ask about his paintings (don’t mention his ear).

  • Derek: I can write, edit or brainstorm ideas - just tell me what you need!

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Things my free chatbot can help you with:

  • Generate plot outlines or story ideas
  • Rewrite your blurbs or sales copy
  • Give feedback on your writing or rewrite your blurbs
  • Research and brainstorm (25 metaphors about the rain or cool Nordic elf names)
  • Boost your mood and creativity with a fun conversation
  • Answer just about anything
  • Write fiction or poetry


I write about creative stuff, but last year spent a small fortune trying to build AI tools because they were so new and shiny and fun. Unfortunately it’s tough to maintain free tools like that because duh, they cost money. But I like the idea of people just encountering a free chatbot online and seeing what all the fuss is about without signing up for some new complicated service like openAI’s chatGPT.

So I found a WordPress plugin that let me set up a free GPT4 chatbot and post it up to share (it uses my own API code but hopefully you won’t be writing books with it…) I didn’t customize the voice much or train it on my own voice and writing style – I could have, with the right tools, but I haven’t yet.

So he’s a little boring. But he’s super knowledgeable about everything, and pretty damn capable (I set him to chatgpt3.5 turbo because chatgpt4 seemed slow. I’m going to set something up that’s a little smarter that authors can use as a co-writer and research assistant, that can analyze about to 20K words!

But for now give the virtual me a shot – he’s a little stiff but he’s here to help you 24/7.

Here’s my list of the Best AI Writing Tools.

Update, sorry the free gptchatbot is down for now, it was costing $100/day and I couldn’t afford to keep it running – but here are some similar free tools you can use!


Best free chatbots like ChatGPT

Here are some of the top chatbots as of 2023:

  1. ChatGPT: Developed by OpenAI, ChatGPT is a leader in the field of AI chatbots.
  2. Bing Chat: The new Bing chatbot is considered the best overall AI chatbot due to its exceptional performance, versatility, and free availability.
  3. Google Bard: Google’s Bard is a runner-up in the AI chatbot space.
  4. HuggingChat: This is an open-source chatbot.
  5. HubSpot Chatbot Builder: HubSpot’s chatbot builder is a popular choice for businesses.
  6. Intercom: Intercom is another well-known chatbot platform.
  7. Watson Assistant: IBM’s Watson Assistant continues to be a strong competitor in the AI chatbot market.
  8. Drift: Drift is a conversational marketing platform that includes a chatbot feature.
  9. Salesforce Einstein: Salesforce’s Einstein is an AI chatbot designed for customer relationship management.
  10. WP-Chatbot: WP-Chatbot is a popular chatbot in the WordPress ecosystem.
  11. LivePerson: LivePerson is a platform that offers AI-powered chatbots for customer service.
  12. Genesys DX: Genesys DX is a digital customer experience platform that includes AI chatbots.
  13. Writesonic: Writesonic offers a comprehensive AI chatbot solution, including Chatsonic and Botsonic.
  14. Kommunicate: Kommunicate is a chatbot platform designed for customer support.
  15. Infobip: Infobip is a global cloud communications platform that includes AI chatbots.
  16. Botsify: Botsify is a chatbot platform that allows you to create AI chatbots for your website and Facebook Messenger.
  17. YouChat: Developed by You.com, YouChat is a modern AI chatbot that also does human-like conversations.

What is free ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is a chatbot version of OpenAI’s LLM (large language model) – it runs on discord and there’s a free option (though I think those are limited)… it runs on gpt3.5 though, which is pretty good, but not nearly as good as gpt4 which is on a whole different level.

A lot of the AI writing tools run through OpenAi’s playground, so they may produce better results. Personally, I’m still happy with the paid version of chatGPT which produces the best content for most of my needs (blogging articles, mostly).

For real book writing, there are specialized tools. You can also try free tools like Quillbot for paraphrasing. Canva has a MagicWrite tool. Here’s a list of my favorites AI writing apps:

Please note that the effectiveness and suitability of these chatbots can vary depending on the specific use case and requirements.

PS – you can use my dead authors to ghostwrite for you or generate story ideas with writing prompts