The 7 Best Microsoft Copilot Alternatives

Maxwell Timothy

Maxwell Timothy

on Jul 9, 2024

13 min read

Microsoft Copilot is one of the most popular AI assistants around—and for a good reason. The nifty assistant has been gracefully integrated into most Microsoft apps and it is rapidly becoming an indispensable tool for most professionals. From answering questions to whipping up text and images, even churning out summaries—Microsoft copilot can do quite a lot of things.

But here's the thing: Copilot isn't the only player in this game and it has a few downsides that mean it isn’t always the perfect tool in some situations. If you are working within the Microsoft app ecosystem, sure, Copilot might be your best companion tool.

But what of when you’re not? How about when you need similar tools that can perform similar functions but are better suited to your unique case? We've rounded up several Copilot alternatives that are worth checking out and could be better suited to your unique use cases. One of them might just be the perfect fit for you.

Ready to dive in and see what we've found? Let's get to it!

1. Chatbase

While Microsoft Copilot is your go-to assistant for the Microsoft ecosystem, you can think of Chatbase as a customizable Copilot for your own unique ecosystem—be it your website, your mobile app, workspace documents, or any other domain you can imagine.

Chatbase's power lies in its ability to let you train your very own chatbot using your own data. This means you can create an AI copilot that's tailor-made for your needs, capable of understanding and operating within your particular context.

Imagine having a customer service rep powered by a chatbot trained on your business data and deployed right on your website. Or picture an internal knowledge base for your company, fueled by a Chatbase bot that knows your policies and procedures inside out. For service providers, it's like having a digital clone that can explain your processes and stand in for you when needed.

The use cases for Chatbase chatbots are as diverse as they are exciting. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination and the data you feed it.

For the more technically inclined, Chatbase offers even more flexibility. You can integrate your custom chatbot into your apps or business software in a way that gives you a copilot that truly gets you.

In essence, Chatbase is about creating a Copilot that's uniquely yours. It's not just adapting to an existing ecosystem—it's building an AI copilot around your ecosystem, whether that's your business, service, app, or any other sphere where you need intelligent, context-aware support.

And the best part? You can start exploring Chatbase's potential for free. For those ready to dive deeper, a premium plan at $19 unlocks even more features, allowing you to fully harness the power of your personalized AI assistant.

With Chatbase, you're not just using an AI tool - you're crafting one that understands and operates within your world, making it a compelling alternative for those who find Copilot's Microsoft-centric approach limiting.

Ready to explore? Sign up for free on Chatbase.

2. ChatGPT

Next up is the heavyweight champion of AI of the AI world: ChatGPT. Powered by the same GPT family of AI models that fuels Microsoft Copilot, ChatGPT is like a Swiss Army knife for your digital needs.

Need to craft some text? Check. Analyze an image? You got it. Brainstorm ideas? Absolutely. Write code? No problem. Polish your writing? Sure thing. Build a resume? It's got your back. ChatGPT is basically the jack-of-all-trades in the AI toolbox.

While it might not have Copilot's seamless integration with Microsoft's ecosystem, ChatGPT more than makes up for it with its versatility. The free version is pretty impressive on its own, but if you're looking to unlock its full potential, ChatGPT Plus is where the magic happens. We're talking DALL-E integration for whipping up images, and access to advanced models like GPT-4 and GPT-4V. ChatGPT can handle more complex tasks with fewer restrictions, making it perfect for when you need to tackle those big-brain challenges.

ChatGPT is not just an alternative to Copilot; in many ways, it's setting the bar for what AI assistants should be.

3. Gemini

Think of Gemini as Google's answer to Microsoft's Copilot. Just as Copilot cozies up with Microsoft apps, Gemini's got the Google ecosystem on speed dial. Gmail, Google Assistant, Maps, Flights, Hotels, YouTube - you name it, Gemini's there to lend a hand. Want to export responses to Google Docs? Done. Need to turn a response into a Gmail draft? Easy peasy. It's all in a day's work for Gemini.

For the full Gemini experience in Google Workspace, you've got options. You can either dip your toes in with Google Workspace Labs or go all-in with Gemini Advanced as part of Google's One AI Premium plan. Either way, you're getting a taste of a powerful copilot alternative.

So, while Copilot's busy integrating with Microsoft's world, Gemini's making itself at home in Google's universe.

4. Notion AI

Let's talk about Notion AI, a clever addition to the popular productivity app Notion. If you're already using Notion for note-taking, planning, project management, or collaboration, you'll find Notion AI to be a valuable companion.

Think of Notion AI as the Notion equivalent of what Copilot is to Microsoft. It's designed to enhance your workflow within the Notion ecosystem, offering a range of AI-powered features to boost your productivity.

With Notion AI, you can generate various types of content - from emails and blog posts to pitches and video scripts - in different tones to suit your needs. When you're stuck for ideas, its brainstorming feature can help get the creative juices flowing. It can also explain technical terms, making it easier for everyone in your workspace to understand complex concepts. For international teams, there's a handy translation feature for your documents.

One of Notion AI's standout features is its Q&A capability. It can access information from other documents and projects in your Notion workspace, allowing you to ask questions about your workflow and receive instant, relevant answers. This feature really helps tie everything together and can significantly improve your productivity.

In essence, Notion AI serves as your personal assistant within the Notion environment, much like how Copilot functions in the Microsoft ecosystem. It's a tool that can streamline your work processes and help you make the most of your Notion workspace.

5. Chatsonic

Let's talk about Chatsonic, Writesonic's AI chatbot that's not shy about tooting its own horn as the "best ChatGPT alternative." While we'll let you be the judge of that bold claim, we can confidently say it's a compelling alternative to Microsoft Copilot.

Now, Chatsonic might not have its own ecosystem to play in, but it's got a trick up its sleeve—it can tag along with you across the web. By connecting Chatsonic to Chrome, you've got an AI sidekick ready to assist you wherever your online adventures take you.

Under the hood, Chatsonic is powered by the same language model as ChatGPT, so you're getting some serious AI muscle. But it's not just another chatbot - Chatsonic brings some unique features to the table that make it stand out from the crowd.

For starters, it's got a direct line to Google Search, meaning it can serve up fresh, up-to-date information. And for those of us who dread diving into lengthy web pages, Chatsonic offers a nifty summarization feature, distilling the key points so you don't have to wade through walls of text.

Chatsonic isn't just about text. With image generation powered by DALL-E and Stable Diffusion, it's ready to bring your visual ideas to life too. And if you're working with existing documents or images, Chatsonic can chat about those as well, offering insights and analysis.

For the content creators out there, Chatsonic comes equipped with both a plagiarism checker and a fact-checker. These tools help ensure your work is not only original but also accurate - a must-have in today's information-rich world.

While it might not have Copilot's deep integration with a specific ecosystem, you can trust it to be your copilot anywhere you go on the web.

6. Perplexity

If you're a fan of Microsoft Copilot's web version for its real-time internet connectivity and source attribution, then Perplexity should be high on your list of Copilot alternatives. This AI tool cleverly marries the best of search engines and chatbots, offering a powerful and insightful experience.

Perplexity stands out by delivering responses that are not only up-to-date but also well-sourced. It doesn't just regurgitate information; it curates and synthesizes data from multiple sources, providing citations that allow you to dive deeper or fact-check at your leisure. It's like having a research assistant who not only answers your questions but also shows their work.

For those who want to fine-tune their results, Perplexity offers options to rewrite responses using Pro Search for more comprehensive answers. You can even switch between different language models like GPT-4V and Claude 3.5 Sonnet for responses with different nuances or capabilities. And yes, Perplexity itself runs on OpenAI's GPT models, so you know you're getting top-tier AI performance.

While the free version of Perplexity is impressive in its own right, the Pro version ups the ante with image and document analysis capabilities. But don't write off the basic version - it still packs a punch with features like "Discover," which crafts AI-generated articles from trending news across various sources, and "Collection," which helps you organize your research threads.

In essence, Perplexity is more than just a Copilot alternative—it's a robust research tool that combines the breadth of a search engine with the conversational ease of a chatbot. Whether you're a casual user looking for quick, reliable answers or a serious researcher needing in-depth, well-sourced information, Perplexity offers a compelling package that could very well become your go-to AI assistant.

7. Wordtune

Let's shift gears away from the typical chatbot tools and talk about Wordtune, the unsung hero for those who see Copilot primarily as their writing buddy. Wordtune is like having a seasoned editor and a creative writing coach rolled into one AI package.

Whether you're crafting emails that demand attention, blog posts that keep readers scrolling, web copy that converts, product descriptions that sell, or LinkedIn posts that network for you while you sleep - Wordtune's got your back. But it's not just about generating text; this AI assistant is all about finessing your words to perfection.

Picture this: You're staring at a blank page. With Wordtune, you can either dive right in and start typing in its editor, or let the AI kickstart your creativity. Choose a template or throw in your own prompt, and watch it spit out ideas. And for those times when you're either too wordy or struggling to meet that word count, Wordtune's text shortening and expansion features come to the rescue with multiple suggestions.

Now, if you're looking for a Copilot alternative that's laser-focused on document crafting, Wordtune might just be your new best friend.

A Copilot Alternative that Works for You

Each AI tool shines in its own domain, offering specialized assistance for specific needs. From Microsoft's ecosystem to Google's suite, these assistants excel in their designed environments.

But what if you need an AI that molds to your unique world, rather than the other way around? Well, Chatbase can be your canvas for creating a truly personalized AI copilot.

With Chatbase, you can harness the power of your own data to craft an assistant that understands your business, your goals, and your challenges. Whether you're looking to streamline customer service, boost productivity, or innovate in your personal projects, Chatbase empowers you to build an AI companion tailored to your exact needs.

So, are you ready to shape AI around your world? Start your free Chatbase journey today and experience the difference of a truly customized copilot.

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