AI text generators have been making headlines since ChatGPT launched last year. And if you know how to prompt an appropriately-trained tool, an AI text generator can already help you work better and faster.
While ChatGPT is the biggest name in AI at the moment, it's the engine that powers it—GPT—that's really shaking things up. GPT-3 and GPT-4, its two latest versions, are incredibly powerful, and they're available as an API, which just means that other developers can add AI text generation to their apps. And that's exactly why there are so many AI text generators available—all with very similar features.
That's not to say there aren't other large language models (LLM). Bard operates using Google's LaMDA, and Stability AI, the makers of the art generator Stable Diffusion, released an open source LLM. Some companies are also training or developing their own custom LLMs. But very few of these are widely integrated into commercially available tools just yet.
This list will likely change a lot over the next year or two, but for now, the vast majority of AI text generators either openly use GPT or don't say what models they use (but seem to use GPT). That's what makes them all pretty similar—but more on that in a bit.
The top AI text generators
How do AI text generators work?
Since most text generation apps rely on GPT—and GPT itself is based on the transformer architecture that Google developed and uses in LaMDA—let's hone in on how GPT works, so you can have a rough idea as to what's going on under the hood with these language models.
GPT works by taking a text prompt and then predicting what words will best follow on from your request, based on the data it was trained on. That training data includes books, articles, and other documents across all different topics, styles, and genres—and an unbelievable amount of content scraped from the open internet. Basically, GPT has crunched through the sum total of human knowledge and built a deep learning neural network—a complex, many-layered, weighted algorithm modeled after the human brain. It's wild how much work has gone into it—and how little we understand about how these algorithms really work.
What most of these AI text generator apps do, then, is add a user interface on top of GPT that allows you to control its output. It's nothing you can't do in ChatGPT, but it's presented in a way that makes sure you don't forget any important details, helping you get the best output possible. For example:
In ChatGPT, if you wanted to write a 150-word email in a friendly tone to a customer about your new product feature, you'd need to type that all right into ChatGPT. For example, you'd type: "Write a 150-word email in a friendly tone to a customer about the new matching human/dog outfits offered by Winston.ly."
In an AI text generator, you'd get prompted for all that information. It would have you indicate the content type, let you select the length, choose a tone from a dropdown menu, and so on. Most AI text generators also offer a text editor, where you can edit the AI-generated text directly from the app.
That's just scratching the surface, but it gives you an idea of what we're looking at here.
You can dive deeper into the specifics of how this works by reading more about natural language processing and how ChatGPT works. But for now, all you really need to understand is that these tools are impressive—even if they frequently make things up.
28 AI text generators you can try right now
This isn't a list of the best AI text generators—that's over here. Instead, this list shows off over two dozen major, good, and reputable AI text generation tools that you can play around with.
A few things you won't find on this list:
I haven't included every tool that can generate AI text because, to be honest, these features are being added absolutely everywhere. They might be integrated into an app you already use, so check your existing apps first.
There are niche apps like Sapling, which is aimed at sales and support teams, but I kept this list to more broad-reaching AI text generators that don't sit on top of an existing app or focus only on specific roles.
I didn't include ChatGPT, Bing, Bard, or other AI chatbots on this list for the reasons mentioned above. They can generate AI text, but they're not a structured AI text generator the way the other apps are.
As you read through the options, you'll notice that they all sound really similar. That's because…they are. I'm guessing there will be bigger differentiators as the technology develops, but for now, they're all doing more or less the same thing—just with slightly different angles.
Platform: Web, Chrome
Pricing: From $49/month for unlimited AI-generated words
Jasper is one of the biggest names in AI text generation. It's good at generating high-quality content of any length that can be customized to best fit your brand voice. The only downside is that Jasper is one of the pricier apps on this list, so make sure to use the free trial and be sure you like it.
Jasper integrates with Zapier, which means you can connect it to all the other apps you use at work and put your AI text generation on autopilot.
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Pricing: Free for 10,000 words/month; from $19/month for up to 100,000 words
Writesonic might be the best free AI text generator. 10,000 words is enough for a blog post a week. Even better, it's one of the few apps that lets you directly select what version of GPT to use to generate text. Words generated with GPT-4 cost more than those generated with GPT-3, but for the highest quality copy, it can be worth it. You can also read about how Writesonic compares to Jasper.
Writesonic also integrates with Zapier, so you can do things like automatically create a new Google Doc or Twitter post from new Writesonic copy.
Create a Google Doc with new content from Writesonic
Pricing: Free for 2,000 words/month; from $49/month for unlimited words
Copy.ai is another great AI text generator online. It has more than 90 templates, so you can generate copy for anything from Instagram posts to marketing emails. Its deliberate question-based workflow works great for generating high-quality text quickly. See how Copy.ai compares to Jasper.
Pricing: From $29/month for Starter with 20,000 words
Anyword is like a moderately competent underling that takes a bit of micromanaging. Instead of entering a single prompt and letting the AI loose, the editor encourages you to guide it through the text generation process. It's perfect for creating long-form pieces like blog posts.
Pricing: From $19/month for 30,000 words
Sudowrite is one of the few AI writing generators designed for fiction—and it really pulls it off. Instead of writing a story for you, its AI tools like Describe and Brainstorm give you a writing partner to bounce ideas off and make a few suggestions. For fiction writers, it's well worth checking out.
Pricing: Free for 10,000 characters/month; from $9/month for 100,000 characters
Rytr is one of the best AI text generators for hobbyists, amateurs, and anyone starting out. While it's not as polished as some of the business-focused apps, it's significantly cheaper—and since it uses the same AI models, its output is just as good.
Pricing: $10/month for unlimited use (subject to fair usage limits)
Instead of being a standalone app, Notion AI adds a powerful AI text generator to your Notion workspaces. You can use it to generate first drafts but also to summarize your notes, correct your spelling and grammar, and even brainstorm ideas. Notion also connects to Zapier, so you can automate your workspace.
Pricing: From $10/month for self-organizing workspaces
Mem is an AI-powered self-organizing notes app. While its AI text generator is just one of its many features, what sets it apart is that it can pull from the notes you've stored on the platform. That means the text that's generated can be a lot more personal to you and your needs. If you're looking for a new notes app, it's worth checking out.
Mem connects to Zapier, so you can automatically add data to it from the other apps you use most.
Create mems in Mem from new pushed messages in Slack
Pricing: From $14.99/month for 4,000 words (unlimited words are $35/month extra)
Frase is a powerful SEO research app with an AI text generator built in. This means you can find high-value article ideas, generate an outline, and have the AI assist you in writing them—all in the same app.
Model: Palmyra LLM
Platform: Web, Chrome, Word
Pricing: From $18/user/month for 15,000 words
Writer is one of the few AI text generators that doesn't use GPT. Instead, it has its own custom Palmyra LLM that has been specially trained on business-appropriate data. It can also be further trained on your own business data, so it perfectly matches your enterprise's AI needs. And Writer connects to Zapier, so you can automatically send prompts to Writer from other apps—and then send the output right back to you.
Model: Custom Natural Language Processing models
Pricing: From $59/month for 10 articles
Surfer is an AI-powered SEO app. It can help you find new article ideas and generate a content plan as well as analyze your existing content and suggest changes to make it perform better. It uses AI to better understand your keywords and content aims.
Pricing: From $19/month for 20,000 words
Copysmith is an AI text generator designed to make generating product listings quick and easy. If you have dozens or hundreds of products that you list on multiple marketplaces, it can save you a lot of time.
Pricing: From $29/month for 50,000 words
LongShot is an AI blog writing tool. Its FactGPT and fact-checking features allow you to generate content about recent events and confirm that your blog posts are factually accurate—two things that generative AIs can often struggle with.
Pricing: From $39/month for 100,000 words
Scalenut is another complete SEO app. In addition to using its various tools to do keyword research and content planning, the content creator allows you to use AI to generate blog posts, website copy, social media posts, and anything else you need.
Pricing: From $29/month for 25,000 words
Like all the AI text generators on this list, Hypotenuse AI is able to take a few keywords and generate a full blog post, product listing, or social media post. One of the areas where it stands out is with its batch creation tools: it allows you to bulk produce product listings and SEO copy with AI.
Pricing: From $49/month for unlimited words
INK is another full content marketing suite with AI text generation. It allows you to use AI to research keywords, find related keywords, and generate copy, all from the same web app.
Smart Copy from Unbounce
Pricing: Free for 40 credits/month; From $19/month for 200 credits
Unbounce is a powerful landing page builder. While Smart Copy can be used as a standalone AI text generator, it's at its best when used alongside Unbounce to speed up the process of launching single-page marketing sites.
Pricing: From $69/month for 10 documents per month
Outranking is one of the most powerful SEO apps on this list. On top of its AI-writing features, it can create content briefs specific to your business.
Pricing: Free for 3 AI runs/month; from $5/month for 25 AI runs
StoryLab.ai is one of the simplest and most affordable GPT-powered tools on this list. For as little as $5/month, you can use it to generate blog title ideas, outlines, social media captions, and more. If you just want an easy way to access AI text generation, it's worth a look.
Model: Custom model
Platform: Web, Microsoft Word, Chrome, iOS, Android
Pricing: Free for 10 rewrites/day; from $24.99/month for unlimited rewrites
Wordtune uses AI to improve the things you write, rather than just generating text itself. It's really good at making something like an email more formal or casual, shorter or longer, or totally rewording it into a different style. It also integrates with Microsoft Word and Google Docs (through the Chrome extension), so you can use it in whatever app you like to write in.
Platform: Web, Microsoft Word, Chrome, Edge, Windows, macOS
Pricing: Free for 100 prompts/month; from $12/month for 500 prompts (as part of Grammarly Premium)
Grammarly is better known for being an AI grammar checker, but the developers have recently taken things further by adding a GPT-powered text generator. Maybe getting Grammarly to write something for you can stop you from making any errors in the first place? Either way, the free plan offers a generous 100 prompts a month, so even if you're not a Grammarly user, it's worth checking out.
Platform: Web, Chrome
Pricing: From $79/month for 25 content outlines and 500 AI paragraph generations
GrowthBar is a collaborative AI writer designed for content marketing teams. In addition to generating text, it can scan Google results to generate SEO-optimized suggestions for your company's blog posts and other web copy.
Platform: Web, iOS, Android
Pricing: Free for 2,000 words/month and basic image and video editing; from $30/month for 25,000 words plus more advanced editing features
Simplified is an all-in-one AI marketing app. It's an AI text generator, but it also has AI-powered video and image editing and an integrated social media scheduler included.
Platform: Web, Chrome
Pricing: From $29/month for unlimited words
Copymatic is another GPT-powered AI text generator (hope you're enjoying the broken record here). Its long-form AI content writer allows you to easily generate long blog posts and articles by using multiple steps. It's an effective way to create multi-thousand-word content.
Platform: iOS, Android, Chrome
Pricing: Free for 5,000 words/day; from $24.99/month for unlimited words
Paragraph AI brings GPT-powered text generation to your phone's keyboard. It allows you to quickly reply to text messages, emails, and anything else with AI responses, as well as generate text on the go.
Pricing: Free for 2,000 words/month; from $9/month for 10,000 words
More than any other app on this list, Chibi is a community. Yes, you can use it to generate any kind of text you want, but there's also a community site where you can talk to the developers and other users, get help with your prompts, and take part in challenges. Alongside the affordable pricing, it makes Chibi a great app to try if you're playing around with AI text generators for the first time.
Pricing: From $19/month for 20,000 words and 5 articles
NeuralText is another AI text generator that has powerful integrated SEO tools. While it's a great app, its best feature is actually the 20 free tools you can use without even signing up for an account. They're a really nice way to see what the app is capable of.
Platform: Web, Chrome
Pricing: Free for 15 generations/month; from $19.99 for unlimited generations/month
HyperWrite is a template-based AI writing generator. Its built-in tools allow you to generate anything from Pokemon fan fiction to refined legal letters. Or both?
Which AI text generator should you use?
While ChatGPT, Bing, and Google Bard are a great way to play around with AI text generators, if you want to generate high-quality copy, outlines for blog posts, and other more specific kinds of text, one of the apps above will give you a better workflow. But because almost all of them rely on GPT, you're unlikely to see major differences in the actual output. It's the overall user experience, additional features, and pricing that sets them apart.
Scroll through the list, find an AI text generator you like the sound of, and give it a go. Or head over to my picks for the best AI writing generators to narrow it down even more.