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10 Hottest New Apps to Revolutionize Your Work Life in 2023 (December Winners 🍾)

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Meet the 10 most upvoted apps in December — via ProductHunt.

The start of a new year is always an exciting time, full of potential and possibilities. 🤸✨

And while there’s no magic formula for achieving greatness, having the right tools can certainly make a difference — especially at work.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 apps from Product Hunt in December 2022 — these are the tools that users have rated highly for their functionality, usability, and overall value in the last month.

There are new and exciting apps to help you stay organized, productive, and on track in the new year. So… get prepared! 🤩

Whether you’re a busy student, a working professional, or a stay-at-home parent, these apps certainly have something to offer everyone. 😄🎇

Keep reading to learn more about them! 💥

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1. ChatSonic

**Create factual content and generate mesmerizing artwork **Tags: Productivity, Artificial Intelligence, Tech PH Launch: 12.12.2022 Upvotes: 3142 ▲

ChatSonic generates texts as well as AI art

Built by Writesonic, ChatSonic is an AI-powered assistant designed to make text and image creation easy and fun.

Similar to the previously launched ChatGPT (keep reading to find it here on the list), ChatSonic has the benefit of not being limited to information from 2021 — it integrates with Google Search to provide you with the latest and most accurate information on any topic.

Another differential is that ChatSonic can generate stunning digital artwork and images using AI, so you can bring your ideas to life. If you prefer to use voice commands, the app can handle that too. Whether you need help with research, want to create beautiful images, or just want to have a conversation, ChatSonic can revolutionize your content creation process.

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Note: ChatSonic is currently free to use — you’re just asked to sign-up.

2. D-ID’s Creative Reality Studio

**Use generative AI to create future-facing videos **Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Art, Video PH Launch: 13.12.2022 Upvotes: 2667 ▲

Animate images with text or audio with D-ID’s Creative Reality Studio

D-ID’s Creative Reality Studio is a powerful tool in the world of generative AI. It allows users to create realistic videos featuring talking avatars, all through the use of deep learning technology.

The platform integrates GPT-3, Stable Diffusion, and D-ID’s unique face animation technology, making it simple and quick for anyone to bring their ideas to life with a talking avatar.

With a self-service studio and API, content creators can animate still images of faces to match any written or recorded script. The resulting videos are ready for streaming at super-fast 60 frames per second.

Whether you’re in entertainment, marketing, or any other field, D-ID can unlock your creativity and bring your vision to life.

🪙 Pricing

  • Trial plan: Free — 14 days (5 min, premium/standard presenters, 15 AI presenter generations, AI script generations, D-ID watermark, 20 credits included)

  • Lite plan:** $5.99/month** (10 min, standard presenters only, 100 AI presenter generations, AI script generations, D-ID watermark, 40 credits included per month)

  • Pro plan: $49.99/month (15 min, premium/standard presenters, 200 AI presenter generations, AI watermark, 60 credits included per month, commercial use)

  • Enterprise plan: customized quotes (unlimited AI presenter generations, customizable watermark, unlimited credits, Powerpoint plugin)

3. Cron Calendar for iOS

**The power of Cron Calendar on your phone **Tags: iOS, Productivity, Calendar PH Launch: 16.11.2022 Upvotes: 2266 ▲

Cron Calendar is now available for iOS

Cron Calendar was launched in 2021 on Product Hunt as a time management tool seamlessly integrated with Google Calendar, and it was a huge success. Now their mobile version is finally here, bringing all the power of the desktop version to your iOS device.

With features like the ability to show, hide, and add multiple time zones with just a swipe, and the ability to block events across connected accounts, this app is the perfect companion for busy professionals on the go.

Plus, with light and dark mode options, it’s easy on the eyes no matter the time of day. And with the added convenience of widgets, you can access all the key features of Cron Calendar right from your home screen.

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Note: Cron Calendar for iOS is free to download and use at the App Store.

4. ChatGPT

**Optimizing language models for dialogue **Tags: Messaging, Artificial Intelligence, Tech PH Launch: 02.12.2022 Upvotes: 1879 ▲

Remember the first app on this list? Well, here comes its predecessor, ChatGPT!

ChatGPT, an advanced model from OpenAI, is a cutting-edge chatbot that can hold conversations in a natural and lifelike manner. It’s able to understand and respond to follow-up questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect statements, and even decline inappropriate requests.

Its launch at the beginning of the month was a blast and we got a chance to interview ChatGPT about the potential of AI to surpass human intelligence, its benefits to society, and the challenges to come (read it here: Unleashing the Power of AI: An Interview with ChatGPT 🧠).

Also worth checking is this blog post entirely written by ChatGPT about itself (metalanguage much?): Why Everyone is Talking About ChatGPT: The Chatbot that’s Revolutionizing Communication 🤖.

Keep in mind that its responses are limited to the information it’s been trained on, and it may not always be able to fully understand the context or intent behind a question or statement — but it’s still a valuable asset.

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  • Note: During the research preview, ChatGPT is free to use.

5. Sessions 2.0

**Videoconferencing that finally WOWs **Tags: Productivity, Customer Communication, SaaS PH Launch: 07.12.2022 Upvotes: 1716 ▲

Add your presentations, work together on a Google Doc, and co-browse a website with Sessions 2.0

Sessions 2.0 is a platform designed to help you host standout meetings and webinars. With its combination of automated scheduling, top-notch video conferencing, and a range of embedded files and apps, Sessions boasts a range of features designed to streamline your workflow with an all-in-one approach.

These features include automated scheduling, which allows you to set up meetings with ease, and top-notch video conferencing, which allows you to host high-quality virtual meetings with crystal-clear audio and video. Additionally, the platform offers a range of embedded files and apps, such as slides, docs, sheets, boards, polls, reactions, and breakout rooms, which can be used to enhance your presentations and keep your audience engaged.

You can also customize your Sessions with your own branding and company colors and use interactive agendas to keep your presentations structured and on point. After the meeting, you can review recordings, use smart search to find past sessions, and export data directly to your CRM and business intelligence tools.

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  • Basic plan: Free** (30 active contacts, up to 90 min/session, 30 participants/session, 90 days memory backup, integrate 1 of your own products)

  • Pro plan:** $72/month** (100** active contacts, up to 4 hrs/session, 500 participants/session, unlimited memory backup, integrate 3 of your own products)

  • Business plan: $480/month (500** active contacts, up to 8 hrs/session, 3,000 participants/session, integrate 5 of your own products)

Intermission: Curiosity

**Are you tired of searching through multiple platforms and accounts just to find a single file or message? Meet Curiosity, the ultimate all-in-one search tool 🔎

Curiosity: One search for everything

With Curiosity, you can easily search through all your data without having to upload anything anywhere. This means your information remains safely stored on your own computer, giving you complete control over it.

But that’s not all. Curiosity also connects with the tools you already use, including popular apps like Dropbox and Slack. This saves you time and makes your searches more efficient: you can quickly find what you’re looking for without frustration.

No need to waste time jumping from one platform to another when you can have everything you need in one place. 😉

🪙 Pricing

  • Starter plan: Free* (*up to 5 connected cloud apps)

  • Personal plan:** €3.99/month** *(*unlimited personal apps, search-in-files, schedule indexing)

  • Pro plan: €9.99/month (unlimited sources, faster indexing)

6. Export Emails to Sheets

**An email parser made easy **Tags: Chrome Extensions, Productivity, Artificial Intelligence PH Launch: 06.12.2022 Upvotes: 1513 ▲

Extract data from your inbox directly to a Google Sheet with Export Emails to Sheets

Export Emails to Sheets is a versatile tool by cloudHQ that allows you to easily extract specific information from your emails and use it in other applications or tools.

Whether you want to automate tasks, classify your emails based on criteria like sender or subject, or share your emails with team members or clients, Export Emails to Sheets has you covered.

Some potential uses for this app include email discovery, invoice and receipt collection, email analytics, building an email list, tracking job applicants, gathering shipping and delivery notifications, collecting order statuses and customer feedback, identifying bounced emails, and analyzing email marketing campaign statistics.

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  • Basic plan: Free** (automatic export of Google Alerts to Google Sheets, manual save of emails to spreadsheet)

  • Premium Backup plan:** €29/month per user** (automatic save and backup of emails as PDF to Google Sheets/Google Drive, up to 1 label and 1 parallel job)

  • Premium Starter plan:** €69.90/month per user** (real time parse up to 2,000 emails per month, collect/parse up to 100 invoices per month, extract up to 2,000 contacts per month, up to 10 labels and 10 parallel jobs)

  • Premium Plus plan:** €99.90/month per user** (unlimited real time parse up of emails, extract unlimited contacts per month, unlimited labels and parallel jobs)

7. AI Data Sidekick

**Write SQL 10x faster for free **Tags: Productivity, Artificial Intelligence, Data & Analitics PH Launch: 16.12.2022 Upvotes: 1368 ▲

AI Data Sidekick has powerful recipes to help you write SQL, documentation and more

Whether you’re a data pro or just starting out with SQL, **AI Data Sidekick** will help you perform time-consuming data tasks like drafting, fixing, and optimizing SQL, writing documentation, and scripting in Python a lot faster.

Use it to convert natural language to SQL, explain, fix, and modify queries, and even suggest questions you can answer from a given table. Data pros will also appreciate the ability to auto document table schemas, generate Python scripts and dbt YAML files, and optimize queries to improve speed and reduce data costs.

It is available in a variety of formats, including a Chrome extension, web app, and API, so you can use it wherever you work with data.

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Note: AI Data Sidekick is free to use, with free AI recipes and access to both Chrome and Firefox extensions.

8. Dots for Discord

**Build custom bots for Discord with no-code **Tags: Productivity, No-Code, Community PH Launch: 07.12.2022 Upvotes: 1285 ▲

Create highly customized Discord automations with Dots

Dots is a powerful no-code automation builder that helps Discord server mods build great member experiences and understand member insights.

This tool allows users to automate manual tasks such as welcoming new members, providing support flows, and sending custom surveys. The product includes a no-code bot builder, which allows users to pick triggers (e.g. when a user joins a community or clicks a button) and define actions to fire off afterwards (e.g. send a message, send a survey, or assign roles).

Dots also offers deep member analytics, allowing users to tag members into segments directly from Discord and identify key community members (or those at risk of churning).

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  • Basic plan: Free** (3 flows with unlimited # of steps, two week export limit, 1 seat, branding message for automation)

  • Pro plan:** $29/month** (unlimited flows, pro steps, member CRM, one month export limit, 2 seats, no branding message)

  • Business plan:** $99/month** (engagement and member insights, unlimited data export, 3+ seats, enterprise integrations)

9. Magical.so

**Better meetings at your fingertips **Tags: Chrome Extensions, Productivity, Calendar PH Launch: 05.12.2022 Upvotes: 1218 ▲

Find the ideal time to meet and avoid wasteful back-and-forths with Magical.so

Magical.so is another amazing product from the same squad of timeOS — which was featured in our August Product Hunt edition.

Their newest app is an AI-powered meeting invitation that seamlessly syncs with your daily processes and tools — Magical.so is accessible every time a new tab is opened, through a Chrome Extension.

With its Dynamic Availability feature, users can share a single personalized link of their preferred availability and allow guests to choose their own preferred meeting time. If none of the offered times are convenient, guests can also view the host’s general availability.

This scheduling process is designed to optimize time and eliminate the need for back-and-forth scheduling requests. The app also offers automated agendas and the ability to sync with Notion for meeting notes.

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Note: Magical.so is free to use via its Chrome extension.

10. Peech

**Generative AI video expert that creates content for you **Tags: Marketing, SaaS, Artificial Intelligence PH Launch: 19.12.2022 Upvotes: 1165 ▲

Automatically transcribe, edit, repurpose, and brand your video content with Peech

Peech is an AI-powered video expert that uses AI and NLP to help content marketing teams create high-quality, engaging video content quickly and easily, saving time spent on manual editing.

With its cutting-edge technology, the app is able to generate a first draft of a video within seconds of uploading any talking head footage — and you can customize it to meet your specific video goals, brand guidelines, and animation style preferences.

Peech also allows users to add on-screen visuals, graphic text, and animated icons and images to their videos, helping to engage your audience. The software makes it easy to create multiple versions of a video for different media channels, and helps teams scale their video creation process without encountering bottlenecks.

🪙 Pricing

  • Basic plan: $49/month (1 user, unlimited videos and guests, 15 min. upload limit, one language, custom watermark, 1 brand kit)

  • Teams plan:** $399/month** (5 users, 60 min. upload limit, three languages, 5 brand kits, Shutterstock library, premium visual packages, custom fonts, live collaboration)

Wrapping up

There’s no denying, the top 10 most upvoted apps on ProductHunt in December 2022 were an impressive mix of tools — what a way to finish the year in style! ✨🪩

These popular choices certainly reflect the current trends in the tech industry. The launch of more AI-powered tools, particularly chatbots and video creators, highlighted the increasing reliance on artificial intelligence in various aspects of our lives — and this provided quite hilarious feedbacks from experimenting users.

The popularity of Chrome extensions and calendar helpers points to a constant need for optimizing our productivity and simplifying workflows. Virtual communication continues to matter in a socially-distanced world with new videoconferencing apps. And there’s still demand for accessible and user-friendly no-code development solutions.

All in all, there’s definitely a good variety of apps to choose from here. If you found yourself a match (or more than one), why not give it a try? 😄

🤍 W*e’d love to hear about your experiences and thoughts in the comments. Meanwhile, count on Curiosity to find anything on all your devices and apps!

Methodological note

There are many ways to interpret: “Hottest in the month”. In case you’re wondering, here’s how we put together the list:

  • Check the most-upvoted list every day this month (ProductHunt Time Travel)

  • Check upvotes as of the day of collection (1st of the following month)

  • Select 10 apps with the most upvotes

That means the list is slightly biased towards apps that launched earlier in the month (more time to collect votes). However, since it contains apps from the entire month, we feel that small imprecision is acceptable. Upvote counts are from the day we pulled the data.

We also removed any projects related to NFTs, blockchains, and Web3. If you’re confused why, check out @web3isgreat or @smdiehl on Twitter.

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