8 AI Tools + 2 Smart Platforms to Supercharge Your Research

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As a researcher, I create new knowledge or use existing knowledge in new ways. I work closely with other researchers, and more are using AI now. Some use it well, while others don't. It's important to think carefully about how we use AI. Just because we can do something with AI doesn't always mean we should.

Anyway, I was talking about useful AI tools, innovative software and platforms in general. There are so many excellent tools out there these days that it's hard to know which ones to use. So, I decided to try as many as I could out. I made videos as I navigated my quest, and you can find them on the Research Masterminds YouTube channel under the "AI for Researchers" and the "Academic Tools and Resources" playlists. As I explored, I picked some of the most useful ones.

There were 8 AI tools and 2 smart platforms that impressed me quite a bit, and to make these innovative tools and platforms more accessible, the Research Masterminds Success Academy has teamed up with these 10 companies. The Research Masterminds Success Academy is a cool membership site for students working on master's or doctoral research projects. It's a safe place with live workshops, helpful content, and a friendly community. All of this helps you improve your academic skills, stay motivated, get more done, finish your research easily, and have time to enjoy life.

Of course, you don't need to be a Research Masterminds Success Academy member to use these tools. They are available for all of us to enjoy.

Here's a list of the 8 AI tools and 2 smart platforms. I added the discounted rates for Research Masterminds Success Academy members in brackets if you want to join and tap in. They are not in order of preference but ordered alphabetically, as they all have unique superpowers.

  • Collabwriting: Help find and organise your research (30% off Personal Pro plan)

  • Consensus: Find relevant studies and get research-backed answers to your questions (100% off Premium plan for 12 months)

  • Covidence: Software to organise and screen studies for reviews (free for LMIC and 50% off for researchers from HIC)

  • Dextego: AI-powered coaching software to help you become your best self (50% off Personal plan)

  • Elicit: AI tool to find papers, extract information, and compare data (5 000 free credits with a paid plan)

  • Gamma: Create beautiful presentations, documents, and websites from text (50% off Pro and Plus plans)

  • Head space courses: Teach you how to effectively manage your time, emails, note-taking, and information processing through intentional workflows and habits (50% off all courses)

  • ProWritingAid: AI-powered tool to polish your writing (10% off Premium plan)

  • Quillbot: AI writing tool for paraphrasing, summarising, translating, and more (30% off Premium Annual plan)

  • Scrivener: A versatile writing app for effective writing and organisation (20% off Standard License)

Review these excellent tools and platforms and see if they can make your research journey smoother. Most of these tools have free versions or free trials, so you can try them out and see which ones you like. Maybe you'll find some that really help, or perhaps none will suit you - and that's okay, too!

Most importantly, enjoy your research journey!

Cover image by Andrea Piacquadio


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