August 16, 2023

The ultimate list of AI tools for creators (2024)

Here's a list of tools for all flavors of creator, from podcasters to visual artists, so you can work faster and be more creative.
August 16, 2023

The ultimate list of AI tools for creators (2024)

Here's a list of tools for all flavors of creator, from podcasters to visual artists, so you can work faster and be more creative.
August 16, 2023
Ashley Hamer
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There is a wide world of AI tools designed specifically to help specific kinds of creators free themselves from the tasks that slow them down and hamper their creativity. Are you a playwright who’s trying to come up with the next scene? Maybe a musician trying to mix up an overused chord progression? Or, ahem, a podcaster who needs to make a quick correction to something you already recorded? There are AI tools out there for you.‍

Here's a list of AI tools for creators. Note that, while we call it the "ultimate" list (partly to get you to click on it), it's definitely not comprehensive; these tools are emerging and changing so fast it's almost impossible to keep up. These are just the tools we've heard the most about, been the most curious about, and found the most useful so far. It should be plenty to get you started with AI, so dive in—and start putting the robots to work.

‎AI‎ tools for podcasters

Podcasting, historically, has had a deceptively steep learning curve: Not only have podcasters needed to understand audio engineering, but they also had to be scriptwriters, interviewers, and marketers. Hardly anyone is good at all of those things, which is why these AI tools can be so helpful for the tasks you just can't (or don't want to) do.

Descript: All-in-one podcast production and marketing app

Descript is an AI-powered editor that automatically transcribes your audio and video recordings so that you can edit them just like text. It also uses AI to remove background noise and improve recording quality with a click (via Studio Sound), detect filler words like “um” and “uh,” and can insert AI voices — even correct misspoken words with a synthesized version of your own voice, if you want — via its Overdub feature. Plus, it's got a built-in menu of AI Actions that can write episode titles and show notes, choose social clips, and even tighten up your script for you. It's basically all of the tools on this list combined into one intuitive platform.

Price: Descript offers a free plan that includes 1 hour of transcription and 1 hour of remote recording per month. Paid plans start at $12 per user per month.


Podcastle: Web-based recorder and editor

Podcastle is a cloud recorder and AI-powered editor that lets you record a remote interview, edit, and mix all in one app. It also has transcription capabilities, an AI-powered sound quality tool called Magic Dust, and AI voices.

Price: The free version gives you unlimited recording, 1 hour of transcription, and 3 uses of Magic Dust.

Resound: AI-powered filler-word removal

Resound is an AI-powered audio editor built to automatically detect filler words like “um” and “uh” and remove them from your recording.

Price: Free for up to one hour of editing a month; paid plans start at $12/month.

Adobe Podcast: Text-based editor

Adobe Podcast is Adobe’s answer to Descript—an AI-powered text-based audio editor that can automatically enhance speech. It also enables remote recording.

Price: Adobe Podcast is in beta, so it’s currently free to those who request and are granted access.

Auphonic: AI audio improvement

Upload your file, and Auphonic will automatically optimize your recording and polish up the quality of the audio. You can choose from a variety of audio algorithms, including a leveler, normalization, filtering, and noise reduction, and it can even stitch an intro and outro onto your episode if you want.

Price: Auphonic offers a free plan that allows for 2 hours of processed audio per month, with additional processing time available on paid plans starting at $11 per month.

Cleanvoice: Remove speech imperfections

Like Auphonic, Cleanvoice is a standalone AI audio tool that can remove unwanted sounds, but it focuses more on speech imperfections like filler words, stutters, and those spitty, clicky mouth sounds.

Price: The first 30-minute recording is free, after which there are monthly options starting at 10 Euros/month (around $10.60 USD) or pay-as-you-go options starting at 1.30 Euros an hour (around $1.38 USD).


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Cleanvoice

Listnr: AI voices

If you want AI voices, Listnr’s got ‘em. Paste text into their text-to-speech converter, and the app will convert it into one of their 600 voices in seconds. At that point, it’s ready to turn into a podcast, use as a video voiceover, star in a Home Alone contraption to scare away burglars, whatever you need it for.

Price: Listnr offers a free plan with up to 1,000 words per month. Paid plans start at $9 per month.

Alitu: AI podcast production and hosting

Alitu brands itself as an AI-powered one-stop shop for podcast production. You can record remotely with hosts or guests, polish up the audio, edit the content, generate transcripts, and publish all from a single platform.

Price: After a 7-day free trial, the service is $38/month.

Dubb: AI show notes and marketing materials

If you’re more interested in the recording part of podcasting than the marketing part, Dubb is for you. It uses AI to generate not only transcripts, but episode titles, show notes, newsletter content, Twitter threads, even generative AI TikTok videos.

Price: You can get a podcast media kit for free, after which plans start at $24.99/month.

Podcastmarketing.ai: AI show notes with flexible pricing

Second verse, same as the first — Podcastmarketing.ai is another AI-powered tool that generates any written content you need to post and market your podcast. Its pricing scheme is a bit more flexible than the other platforms mentioned here, though, making it especially good for podcasters who don’t put out a weekly show.

Price: Plans start at $9 for one episode a month, $16 for two episodes a month, and $30 for four episodes a month.

Listener.fm: AI show notes with extra options

Another AI-powered tool for podcast show notes (there can never be enough, in my opinion), Listener.fm allows you to upload an episode with or without extra information like the episode name, host, and guests, and get back three title options, three summary options, and timestamps of the themes covered in the episode.

Price: The Pro plan is $19/month for 4 uploads.

Vizard.ai: Automatic video clips

For those who record video of their podcasts — whether that’s a full studio setup or just a Zoom recording — Vizard can automatically repackage that video into short clips designed to be shared over social media. The Descript-like editor lets you highlight the transcript of the clips you want to produce, make edits to the video, and adjust the orientation, background, and layout before exporting.

Price: Free for 120 upload minutes/month, paid plans start at $8/month.

Flowjin: AI social clips from audio or video

Flowjin can create social-ready clips of audio-only or video podcast episodes. With this tool, the AI chooses the clips for you so you don’t have to spend time poring through your episode looking for the best moments — but, fair warning, it chose weird moments for me when I tested it.

Price: Plans start at $10 for 90 minutes of media processing per month.

Vidyo.ai: AI social clips with sleek templates

Like Flowjin, Vidyo.ai uses AI to automatically choose highlight clips from your existing video (no audio-only clips for this tool). When I tested it, though, I was much more satisfied with the clips it chose than I was with Flowjin. Vidyo.ai also has an impressive selection of video templates for YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok formats.

Price: Free for up to 75 minutes of uploads per month; paid plans start at $29.99/month.

Lychee: Human-curated AI social clips

If you’ve got a budget and you want video clips that are a step up from what an AI can produce alone, Lychee is a good option. The company combines AI technology with actual human curation to make sure that the video is as good as it can be. This means that it costs a little more and takes a little more time, but an actual human person has given it their stamp of approval.

Price: $700 for 15 clips/month.

Podintelligence: AI clips with a searchable database

Podintelligence is another AI tool that chooses clips for you, but it does things a little differently. The AI engine picks out a ton of clips — it produced 29 from my 30-minute podcast episode — and then adds keywords and a human-reviewed transcript to each one. The result is an impeccably organized, searchable database of clips ready for you any time you want to share a piece of content. 

Price: Price: Your first piece of content up to 1 hour is free; after that, pricing starts at $50 for one video or audio file up to 60 minutes long.

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Image source: Podintelligence

Podurama Podcaster Tools: Podcast content creation and marketing

Podurama is a podcast listening app, but it also offers a suite of AI tools for podcasters. Its podcaster tools can generate transcripts, ideas for content, interview topics, and create custom links for your show to track engagement.

Price: The free tier gives you 60 minute of transcription and 3 content queries a day. The basic tier starts at $12/month.

Noise Eraser

Noise Eraser is a fast, AI-driven noise reduction software with both a mobile and web version. Just upload your audio or video file, and the platform will remove background noise in one click.

Pricing: Free with ads for 5 minutes of audio. The paid tier starts at 140TWD/month (about $4.33 USD).

AI tools for video creators

If you’re an experienced video creator, you might wonder why you need AI at all. Two reasons: one, there are a ton of very cool AI editing tools out there that can do things traditional editors can’t. And two, there are video generation tools that can be really handy for hearing how your scripts flow or seeing how two characters interact. You can also use them to create a rough example for a client before actually making the video. 

Descript: All-in-one AI video editor

Hi, it's us again! Descript is an AI-powered video editor that will transcribe your footage automatically so you can edit it just like a word document. In addition to AI audio tools like Studio Sound, which will remove background noise and polish up the quality with just a click, it also features a powerful AI Green Screen feature that will detect and remove your background automatically so you can replace it with whatever you want—maybe outer space, a sunny beach, or a different cluttered office from the one you filmed in.

Price: The free version enables 1 hour of transcription and 1 hour of remote recording per month. Paid plans start at at $12 per user per month.

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Descript's Green Screen feature uses AI to remove your background automatically.

Runway: AI image generator and video editor

Half AI image generator, half AI-powered video editor, Runway can either create a video from scratch using only text or edit your video with futuristic tools like background or object removal, motion tracking, and automatic “beat” detection, along with staples like automatic noise removal and subtitles.

Price: Free for up to 3 projects with limited export options; paid plans start at $12/month.

Aug X Labs: AI prompt-to-video tool

Aug X Labs is automatic B-roll powered by AI. Just upload an audio or video recording and Aug X Labs’ prompt-to-video tool will add relevant images based on what’s being said.

Price: The tool is in beta, so it’s free if you’re accepted.

Pictory: Create videos from scripts and articles

Pictory is an AI-powered video generator and editor that can create videos from scripts and blog posts with AI text-to-speech voices and automatic B-roll footage. You can also use it to edit existing videos with a Descript-style text-based editor, and even create short snippets for social media with just a few clicks.

Price: The free trial allows for 3 videos up to 5 minutes long; paid plans start at $19 per user per month.

Synthesia: Realistic AI avatars

You’ve heard of text-to-speech, but what about text-to-virtual-avatar? With just plain text (in up to 65 languages), Synthesia generates a realistic looking virtual avatar to deliver your lines talking-head style. Instead of watching stock footage paired with an AI voice, you can watch a realistic “person” walk you through an instructional video or product demo, which, while definitely in uncanny valley territory, is a lot more engaging. (Descript uses Synthesia for internal presentations all the time, in fact.)

Price: Plans start at $22/‍month.

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Synthesia

Synthesys: AI avatars and voiceovers

Like Synthesia, Synthesys generates a virtual AI presenter from any lines of text in up to 66 languages and 254 different voices. It can also do straight AI voiceovers if you already have a video that needs a narrator.

Price: 2 minutes of audio/video generation for free; paid plans start at $20/month.

D-ID: AI humans and fantasy creatures

D-ID can generate talking humans, but it can also generate talking monsters. That’s because it can combine facial images — either real ones or AI-generated ones — with audio or text to make them speak.

Price: After a 14-day free trial, plans start at $4.70 for 10 minutes of video per month.

Elai: AI avatars plus video generation

Elai mixes automatic video generation with AI avatars for a really easy way to make videos in minutes. You can generate footage from a blog post URL, product images and descriptions, or even a slide deck, then choose your human avatar and put the AI to work.

Price: 1 minute free credit, then $23/month.

InVideo: Text-to-video with thousands of templates

InVideo lets you create entire videos in minutes from a script, article, or blog post — or existing footage — with an eye-popping 6,000 templates organized by platform, industry, and content type. It can also remove backgrounds, add AI voiceovers, and automatically resize your video for any platform.

Price: Free for up to 10 minutes per week; paid plans start at $20/month.

VEED: Web-based AI video editor

VEED is a web-based video editor that can do screen recording, automatic subtitles, AI voiceovers, and a bunch of other things to make your videos look polished and professional.

Price: Free for videos under 10 minutes; paid plans start at $25/month.

Flexclip: AI video editor with variety of tools

Another web-based video editor, FlexClip's claim to fame is its collection of AI tools: namely, an AI image generator, an AI video script generator, and a text-to-video tool that will automatically create an image slideshow and subtitles based on your video script.

Price: Free for limited functionality; paid plans start at $9.99/month.

ArtFlow: Create custom AI "actors"

ArtFlow will let you create consistent characters by uploading at least 10 images of the same person and put them in different outfits and worlds, or use one of their main pre-generated AI "actors".

Price: $8.99 for each actor training.

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ArtFlow

Shuffll: Branded videos with AI

With a description, Shuffll will generate copy, art, and storyline to fit specific branding, which it then uses to automatically generate scenes, animations and audio effects.

Price: Free to try; paid plans start at $99/month.

DeepBrain AI Studio: Suite of AI video generation tools

DeepBrain AI Studio has a suite of tools to create videos include AI avatars, AI voices, custom avatars, video templates, and conversational avatars.

Price: Plans start at $24 for 15 minutes per month.

EbSynth: Custom AI video animation

EbSynth uses AI to create video animation from a painted still image so animators don't need to animate frame-by-frame.

Price: Currently free in beta.

AI tools for writers

Of all the AI tools for creatives, the ones for writers are probably the most diverse. That makes sense—writing a poem is different from writing a novel, which is different from writing a screenplay. There are apps that can write for you, summarize what you wrote, give you ideas, and even help you structure your story. They can cut down on research time, brainstorming time, editing time, and general writing time—and that leaves you with more time to write the stuff you want to write.

ChatGPT: One-stop shop for AI writing

You know her, you love her (or at least tolerate her). We’ve already laid out how to use ChatGPT to improve your creative process, but in short: ChatGPT is great for generating ideas for headlines, topics, interview questions, even what should happen in the next paragraph. You can use it to chat with historical figures or characters in your story; it can recast your writing in a more formal voice or a more casual tone; it can edit your work not only for grammar and spelling but conciseness and clarity. You probably shouldn’t use it for researching facts, but otherwise, it’s a writer’s one-stop shop.

Price: Free with a $20/month premium version.

Claude: All-purpose text generation

Claude is Anthropic's suite of foundational text generation models (think: Anthropic's answer to ChatGPT) that can be used for pretty much anything. With its huge context window (200K tokens) and multimodal capabilities, the available Claude models give options to balance speed, cost and intelligence. I personally prefer its base writing tone over ChatGPT's; it sounds "cooler" somehow.

Price: Free; $20/month gets you access to higher quality models.

LLama: Large language model from Meta

LLama is Meta's foundational text generation model (think. It's open-source and widely capable for pretty much any task you can throw at it.

Price: Free

HyperWrite: Writing assistant in a browser extension

HyperWrite is a Chrome extension that acts as an AI-powered writing assistant. You can ask it to give you suggestions (kind of like autocomplete on your phone) or it can write whole paragraphs from the topics you provide. It’s also got an image generation feature.

Price: Free for the basic version with paid plans starting at $19.99/mo

Sudowrite: AI tool for fiction writers

Designed specifically for fiction writers, Sudowrite can analyze your characters, tone, and plot to generate the next beat of your story in your voice. It can also add more vivid descriptions, expand short passages, and even suggest areas to improve.

Price: Plans start at $10 for 225,000 credits per month.

Subtxt: AI-powered narrative guidance

This narrative writing app existed long before its AI text-generation component, so that now it’s a powerful tool for writers of short stories, books, film, and TV to build better stories with a powerful narrative framework. Subtxt can even teach you more about narrative theory to improve your story’s plot.

Price: Plans start at $25/month.

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Subtxt

Nolan AI: Writing assistant for filmmakers

Specifically designed for scripts, Nolan AI has many different features for filmmakers: you can edit with an AI copilot, generate a film pitch deck, create a storyboard, or brainstorm with AI. You can also generate a comprehensive report on a script's logline, impression, synopsis, and character details, detect holes in your plot, and sort your stripboard to make shooting more efficient.

Price: Free to start, Paid plans start at $29.99/mo.

Laika: AI writing assistant in your own voice

Laika is an AI writing assistant that's trained on your writing. Upload your stories, essays, articles, and journal entries, and the tool creates an echo of your own voice that will then offer suggestions in your style. It’ll continue your thoughts, invent characters for you, even generate images of the things you’re writing about.

Price: Free for one page of text; paid plans start at $15/month.

Boo is an AI writing assistant that prides itself on its simple, distraction-free interface. It has a built-in ChatGPT-style AI assistant, smart autocomplete for writing suggestions, and templates for particular types of writing, like product descriptions, blog posts, and newsletters.

Price: Free for 2,000 words per month, Paid plans start at $8 for 10,000 words a month.

Rytr: AI writing help trained on your voice

Rytr uses an analysis of your writing to create content that sounds more like you (or your brand voice). It also has various editing tools like a sentence shortener, rewording generator, text inflator.

Pricing: Free for 10,000 characters per month (no tone match) and $7.50/month for unlimited generation with 1 tone match.

Cowriter: Writing assistant with personalized suggestions

Cowriter is a generative writing platform that learns your writing style over time and provides personalized suggestions.  You can also search the web and use it as a writing coach.

Price: Free tier; Add 10,000 words for $8.

Lex: AI word processor

Think Google Docs on AI. Lex has real-time collaboration, formatting, everything you’d want from a word processor in the cloud, but it also has an AI assistant that will help you come up with ideas for your writing.

Price: Free tier available; Premium plan costs $18/month.

Screenshot of the Lex word processor tool
Lex

AI tools for visual artists

While there’s been plenty of controversy over the use of AI image generators in the art space, these tools have a place in an artist’s toolkit, especially in the early stages of a piece. Sometimes artists find themselves stuck creating the same old work in the same old style, and AI image generators can give them new and unexpected ideas that they can use as a starting point.

Midjourney: Hyperrealistic AI art

Midjourney is one of the many image generators that have taken the art world by storm. You use it by sending chat prompts to the AI in Discord, which is good and bad — you get to see everyone else’s art, but they also get to see yours…unless you go to the trouble of setting up your own Discord server. Rumor is they're working on a web version, so keep your eyes open for it.

Price: Basic plan is $10/month.

Stable Diffusion: AI art generator with more prompt options

Another famous image generator, Stable Diffusion allows you to ask for a particular image with both a positive prompt and a negative prompt. You can also adjust a “guidance” slider that determines how closely the image generator sticks to your prompt. Price: Free.

Stable Diffusion image generated from the prompt "A portrait of a cute white rabbit wearing a hood in the style of Pixar animations"
Stable Diffusion image generated from the prompt "A portrait of a cute white rabbit wearing a hood in the style of Pixar animations"

Lexica: Stable Diffusion search engine

Lexica isn’t strictly generative AI, but we’re including it here because it can make you better at using generative AI tools. It’s a search engine for every image ever made using Stable Diffusion, and considering that many prompts are probably repeated, it’s a good way to get an image result without the wait. But it’s also perfect for learning what a given prompt might generate and figure out what wording might work best for your next image.

Price: Free.

Craiyon: Simple mass image generator

Made by the team that created the older image tool DALL-E mini, Craiyon will produce nine images at a time from any text prompt.

Price: $5/month.

Stockimg: AI-generated visual projects

While other image generators let you explore the potential of the medium, Stockimg is specifically designed for practical purposes like book covers, logos, posters, digital wallpaper, and the like.

Price: It’s free to try once, and paid plans start at $26.

Canva's Text to Image: Image generation from a design standby

That's right, this popular tool for content creators now has its own AI image generator, and it's more intuitive than most. To use Canva's Text to Image, type your prompt, choose your style from six options, then choose whether you want landscape, portrait, or square orientation. The tool will generate four images to choose from, and you can keep generating more until you get it right.

Price: Free, at the moment.

Adobe Firefly: AI images from ethical training data

Yes, the mega-giant of graphic design has gotten in on the generative AI game. But unlike many of the tools on this list, Adobe Firefly's AI is integrated into a tool many designers already use every day, so they can use text-to-image, generative fill, generative recolor, extend image, and many more tools in their usual workflow. It's also entirely trained on licensed images — no internet scraping here. (Personally, I use generative fill to expand overly cropped headshots of podcast guests for my YouTube thumbnails on a weekly basis. It's great.)

Price: Included with certain Adobe Creative Cloud apps, currently including Photoshop (Beta) ($21/month), Illustrator ($21/month), and Adobe Express ($10/month). Or you can get all Adobe apps for a flat $55/month.

DallE/ChatGPT: Chatbot for image generation

ChatGPT's popular text generator now has the ability to generate images in your chat using its native DALL-E integration. Fair warning, though: it uses its own prompts, not yours, along with context about the conversation.

Price: Free; Paid version is $20/mo

NightCafe: Image generator with a menu of styles

NightCafe is a popular text to image generator with a list of styles you can use to create images of anything. NightCafe has its own distinct style, which you can change to Cinematic or Realistic Anime.

Price: Free.

AutoDraw: AI drawing assistant

AutoDraw helps you draw using AI by polishing your rough doodles into refined illustrations. Autodraw recognizes what you're trying to draw and suggests professional-looking replacements you can select.

‎Price: Free.


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AutoDraw guesses what you're drawing as you draw.

‎Pixela AI: AI texture generation

Built on stable diffusion, Pixela AI generates game textures using AI. You could use it for any number of illustration or 3D modeling tasks, not just game design.

Price: Free.

Vectorizer:   If you are generating lots of images using other image generators and wishing they were vector graphics, ‎this tool is for you. Vectorizer uses AI to convert a raster image into a vectorized output so you can edit it in Illustrator or other vector software. Price: $9.99/mo

AI tools for musicians

AI-based music generation tools are often marketed as a way to create music without being able to play an instrument. While that’s possible, the result is usually pretty bland. But when musicians and composers use these tools as just one part of their creative process, they can cut down on time spent tinkering and experimenting and land on that perfect musical idea faster — leaving them with more creative energy to polish up the rest of the piece.

AIVA: AI music with personalized sounds

Need to create another movement for an existing piece? AIVA lets you upload your own MIDI file to influence the AI composition process and produce something new that sounds similar. You can also start from scratch with a wide variety of preset styles.

Price: Free for the basic version, but copyright stays with AIVA and no monetization is allowed. Paid plans start at 11 EUR/month (about $12 USD).

Ecrett Music: AI music for podcasts, videos, and games

This is another tool designed to make music for online content, though Ecrett is more stringent about how you use the tracks—in essence, you can only mix or add lyrics to the music if it will be used in a podcast, video, or game. But using it to inspire your own compositions is completely free!

Price: Free for a trial plan, $4.99 for unlimited downloads and commercial projects.

Soundraw: Customizable song structures

Soundraw allows you to adjust the song’s structure to fit your tastes—just lengthen the intro or move the chorus around with a few clicks. If you plan to use the track as music itself and not the soundtrack to content, there are specific guidelines the platform requires you to follow.

Price: $16.99/month for unlimited downloads.

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Soundraw
‎Mubert: AI soundtracks

Need some background music? Mubert can generate an AI soundtrack of any length, mood or style, royalty-free.

Price: Free with attribution; Paid plans start at $14/mo

Harmon AI: Suite of audio generation tools

A suite of open-source generative audio tools including music production, Harmon AI bills itself as "by musicians for musicians."

Price: Free.

Beatoven.ai composes mood-based music using either text-to-music, where you describe what you need, or by choosing a genre, emotion, and tempo.

Price: Free with no downloads; Paid plans start at $6/month for 15 minutes.

Drumloop AI: AI-generated beats

Drumloop AI is for musicians trying to get the rhythm right. Draw a beat pattern or describe it with a text prompt, and Drumloop AI will generate a drum loop that you can download.

Price: Free to try; purchase credits to keep generating.

Ashley Hamer
Managing Editor at Descript. Musician, podcaster, writer, science nerd.
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The ultimate list of AI tools for creators (2024)

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There is a wide world of AI tools designed specifically to help specific kinds of creators free themselves from the tasks that slow them down and hamper their creativity. Are you a playwright who’s trying to come up with the next scene? Maybe a musician trying to mix up an overused chord progression? Or, ahem, a podcaster who needs to make a quick correction to something you already recorded? There are AI tools out there for you.‍

Here's a list of AI tools for creators. Note that, while we call it the "ultimate" list (partly to get you to click on it), it's definitely not comprehensive; these tools are emerging and changing so fast it's almost impossible to keep up. These are just the tools we've heard the most about, been the most curious about, and found the most useful so far. It should be plenty to get you started with AI, so dive in—and start putting the robots to work.

‎AI‎ tools for podcasters

Podcasting, historically, has had a deceptively steep learning curve: Not only have podcasters needed to understand audio engineering, but they also had to be scriptwriters, interviewers, and marketers. Hardly anyone is good at all of those things, which is why these AI tools can be so helpful for the tasks you just can't (or don't want to) do.

Descript: All-in-one podcast production and marketing app

Descript is an AI-powered editor that automatically transcribes your audio and video recordings so that you can edit them just like text. It also uses AI to remove background noise and improve recording quality with a click (via Studio Sound), detect filler words like “um” and “uh,” and can insert AI voices — even correct misspoken words with a synthesized version of your own voice, if you want — via its Overdub feature. Plus, it's got a built-in menu of AI Actions that can write episode titles and show notes, choose social clips, and even tighten up your script for you. It's basically all of the tools on this list combined into one intuitive platform.

Price: Descript offers a free plan that includes 1 hour of transcription and 1 hour of remote recording per month. Paid plans start at $12 per user per month.


Podcastle: Web-based recorder and editor

Podcastle is a cloud recorder and AI-powered editor that lets you record a remote interview, edit, and mix all in one app. It also has transcription capabilities, an AI-powered sound quality tool called Magic Dust, and AI voices.

Price: The free version gives you unlimited recording, 1 hour of transcription, and 3 uses of Magic Dust.

Resound: AI-powered filler-word removal

Resound is an AI-powered audio editor built to automatically detect filler words like “um” and “uh” and remove them from your recording.

Price: Free for up to one hour of editing a month; paid plans start at $12/month.

Adobe Podcast: Text-based editor

Adobe Podcast is Adobe’s answer to Descript—an AI-powered text-based audio editor that can automatically enhance speech. It also enables remote recording.

Price: Adobe Podcast is in beta, so it’s currently free to those who request and are granted access.

Auphonic: AI audio improvement

Upload your file, and Auphonic will automatically optimize your recording and polish up the quality of the audio. You can choose from a variety of audio algorithms, including a leveler, normalization, filtering, and noise reduction, and it can even stitch an intro and outro onto your episode if you want.

Price: Auphonic offers a free plan that allows for 2 hours of processed audio per month, with additional processing time available on paid plans starting at $11 per month.

Cleanvoice: Remove speech imperfections

Like Auphonic, Cleanvoice is a standalone AI audio tool that can remove unwanted sounds, but it focuses more on speech imperfections like filler words, stutters, and those spitty, clicky mouth sounds.

Price: The first 30-minute recording is free, after which there are monthly options starting at 10 Euros/month (around $10.60 USD) or pay-as-you-go options starting at 1.30 Euros an hour (around $1.38 USD).


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Listnr: AI voices

If you want AI voices, Listnr’s got ‘em. Paste text into their text-to-speech converter, and the app will convert it into one of their 600 voices in seconds. At that point, it’s ready to turn into a podcast, use as a video voiceover, star in a Home Alone contraption to scare away burglars, whatever you need it for.

Price: Listnr offers a free plan with up to 1,000 words per month. Paid plans start at $9 per month.

Alitu: AI podcast production and hosting

Alitu brands itself as an AI-powered one-stop shop for podcast production. You can record remotely with hosts or guests, polish up the audio, edit the content, generate transcripts, and publish all from a single platform.

Price: After a 7-day free trial, the service is $38/month.

Dubb: AI show notes and marketing materials

If you’re more interested in the recording part of podcasting than the marketing part, Dubb is for you. It uses AI to generate not only transcripts, but episode titles, show notes, newsletter content, Twitter threads, even generative AI TikTok videos.

Price: You can get a podcast media kit for free, after which plans start at $24.99/month.

Podcastmarketing.ai: AI show notes with flexible pricing

Second verse, same as the first — Podcastmarketing.ai is another AI-powered tool that generates any written content you need to post and market your podcast. Its pricing scheme is a bit more flexible than the other platforms mentioned here, though, making it especially good for podcasters who don’t put out a weekly show.

Price: Plans start at $9 for one episode a month, $16 for two episodes a month, and $30 for four episodes a month.

Listener.fm: AI show notes with extra options

Another AI-powered tool for podcast show notes (there can never be enough, in my opinion), Listener.fm allows you to upload an episode with or without extra information like the episode name, host, and guests, and get back three title options, three summary options, and timestamps of the themes covered in the episode.

Price: The Pro plan is $19/month for 4 uploads.

Vizard.ai: Automatic video clips

For those who record video of their podcasts — whether that’s a full studio setup or just a Zoom recording — Vizard can automatically repackage that video into short clips designed to be shared over social media. The Descript-like editor lets you highlight the transcript of the clips you want to produce, make edits to the video, and adjust the orientation, background, and layout before exporting.

Price: Free for 120 upload minutes/month, paid plans start at $8/month.

Flowjin: AI social clips from audio or video

Flowjin can create social-ready clips of audio-only or video podcast episodes. With this tool, the AI chooses the clips for you so you don’t have to spend time poring through your episode looking for the best moments — but, fair warning, it chose weird moments for me when I tested it.

Price: Plans start at $10 for 90 minutes of media processing per month.

Vidyo.ai: AI social clips with sleek templates

Like Flowjin, Vidyo.ai uses AI to automatically choose highlight clips from your existing video (no audio-only clips for this tool). When I tested it, though, I was much more satisfied with the clips it chose than I was with Flowjin. Vidyo.ai also has an impressive selection of video templates for YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok formats.

Price: Free for up to 75 minutes of uploads per month; paid plans start at $29.99/month.

Lychee: Human-curated AI social clips

If you’ve got a budget and you want video clips that are a step up from what an AI can produce alone, Lychee is a good option. The company combines AI technology with actual human curation to make sure that the video is as good as it can be. This means that it costs a little more and takes a little more time, but an actual human person has given it their stamp of approval.

Price: $700 for 15 clips/month.

Podintelligence: AI clips with a searchable database

Podintelligence is another AI tool that chooses clips for you, but it does things a little differently. The AI engine picks out a ton of clips — it produced 29 from my 30-minute podcast episode — and then adds keywords and a human-reviewed transcript to each one. The result is an impeccably organized, searchable database of clips ready for you any time you want to share a piece of content. 

Price: Price: Your first piece of content up to 1 hour is free; after that, pricing starts at $50 for one video or audio file up to 60 minutes long.

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Image source: Podintelligence

Podurama Podcaster Tools: Podcast content creation and marketing

Podurama is a podcast listening app, but it also offers a suite of AI tools for podcasters. Its podcaster tools can generate transcripts, ideas for content, interview topics, and create custom links for your show to track engagement.

Price: The free tier gives you 60 minute of transcription and 3 content queries a day. The basic tier starts at $12/month.

Noise Eraser

Noise Eraser is a fast, AI-driven noise reduction software with both a mobile and web version. Just upload your audio or video file, and the platform will remove background noise in one click.

Pricing: Free with ads for 5 minutes of audio. The paid tier starts at 140TWD/month (about $4.33 USD).

AI tools for video creators

If you’re an experienced video creator, you might wonder why you need AI at all. Two reasons: one, there are a ton of very cool AI editing tools out there that can do things traditional editors can’t. And two, there are video generation tools that can be really handy for hearing how your scripts flow or seeing how two characters interact. You can also use them to create a rough example for a client before actually making the video. 

Descript: All-in-one AI video editor

Hi, it's us again! Descript is an AI-powered video editor that will transcribe your footage automatically so you can edit it just like a word document. In addition to AI audio tools like Studio Sound, which will remove background noise and polish up the quality with just a click, it also features a powerful AI Green Screen feature that will detect and remove your background automatically so you can replace it with whatever you want—maybe outer space, a sunny beach, or a different cluttered office from the one you filmed in.

Price: The free version enables 1 hour of transcription and 1 hour of remote recording per month. Paid plans start at at $12 per user per month.

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Descript's Green Screen feature uses AI to remove your background automatically.

Runway: AI image generator and video editor

Half AI image generator, half AI-powered video editor, Runway can either create a video from scratch using only text or edit your video with futuristic tools like background or object removal, motion tracking, and automatic “beat” detection, along with staples like automatic noise removal and subtitles.

Price: Free for up to 3 projects with limited export options; paid plans start at $12/month.

Aug X Labs: AI prompt-to-video tool

Aug X Labs is automatic B-roll powered by AI. Just upload an audio or video recording and Aug X Labs’ prompt-to-video tool will add relevant images based on what’s being said.

Price: The tool is in beta, so it’s free if you’re accepted.

Pictory: Create videos from scripts and articles

Pictory is an AI-powered video generator and editor that can create videos from scripts and blog posts with AI text-to-speech voices and automatic B-roll footage. You can also use it to edit existing videos with a Descript-style text-based editor, and even create short snippets for social media with just a few clicks.

Price: The free trial allows for 3 videos up to 5 minutes long; paid plans start at $19 per user per month.

Synthesia: Realistic AI avatars

You’ve heard of text-to-speech, but what about text-to-virtual-avatar? With just plain text (in up to 65 languages), Synthesia generates a realistic looking virtual avatar to deliver your lines talking-head style. Instead of watching stock footage paired with an AI voice, you can watch a realistic “person” walk you through an instructional video or product demo, which, while definitely in uncanny valley territory, is a lot more engaging. (Descript uses Synthesia for internal presentations all the time, in fact.)

Price: Plans start at $22/‍month.

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Synthesia

Synthesys: AI avatars and voiceovers

Like Synthesia, Synthesys generates a virtual AI presenter from any lines of text in up to 66 languages and 254 different voices. It can also do straight AI voiceovers if you already have a video that needs a narrator.

Price: 2 minutes of audio/video generation for free; paid plans start at $20/month.

D-ID: AI humans and fantasy creatures

D-ID can generate talking humans, but it can also generate talking monsters. That’s because it can combine facial images — either real ones or AI-generated ones — with audio or text to make them speak.

Price: After a 14-day free trial, plans start at $4.70 for 10 minutes of video per month.

Elai: AI avatars plus video generation

Elai mixes automatic video generation with AI avatars for a really easy way to make videos in minutes. You can generate footage from a blog post URL, product images and descriptions, or even a slide deck, then choose your human avatar and put the AI to work.

Price: 1 minute free credit, then $23/month.

InVideo: Text-to-video with thousands of templates

InVideo lets you create entire videos in minutes from a script, article, or blog post — or existing footage — with an eye-popping 6,000 templates organized by platform, industry, and content type. It can also remove backgrounds, add AI voiceovers, and automatically resize your video for any platform.

Price: Free for up to 10 minutes per week; paid plans start at $20/month.

VEED: Web-based AI video editor

VEED is a web-based video editor that can do screen recording, automatic subtitles, AI voiceovers, and a bunch of other things to make your videos look polished and professional.

Price: Free for videos under 10 minutes; paid plans start at $25/month.

Flexclip: AI video editor with variety of tools

Another web-based video editor, FlexClip's claim to fame is its collection of AI tools: namely, an AI image generator, an AI video script generator, and a text-to-video tool that will automatically create an image slideshow and subtitles based on your video script.

Price: Free for limited functionality; paid plans start at $9.99/month.

ArtFlow: Create custom AI "actors"

ArtFlow will let you create consistent characters by uploading at least 10 images of the same person and put them in different outfits and worlds, or use one of their main pre-generated AI "actors".

Price: $8.99 for each actor training.

ArtFlow website
ArtFlow

Shuffll: Branded videos with AI

With a description, Shuffll will generate copy, art, and storyline to fit specific branding, which it then uses to automatically generate scenes, animations and audio effects.

Price: Free to try; paid plans start at $99/month.

DeepBrain AI Studio: Suite of AI video generation tools

DeepBrain AI Studio has a suite of tools to create videos include AI avatars, AI voices, custom avatars, video templates, and conversational avatars.

Price: Plans start at $24 for 15 minutes per month.

EbSynth: Custom AI video animation

EbSynth uses AI to create video animation from a painted still image so animators don't need to animate frame-by-frame.

Price: Currently free in beta.

AI tools for writers

Of all the AI tools for creatives, the ones for writers are probably the most diverse. That makes sense—writing a poem is different from writing a novel, which is different from writing a screenplay. There are apps that can write for you, summarize what you wrote, give you ideas, and even help you structure your story. They can cut down on research time, brainstorming time, editing time, and general writing time—and that leaves you with more time to write the stuff you want to write.

ChatGPT: One-stop shop for AI writing

You know her, you love her (or at least tolerate her). We’ve already laid out how to use ChatGPT to improve your creative process, but in short: ChatGPT is great for generating ideas for headlines, topics, interview questions, even what should happen in the next paragraph. You can use it to chat with historical figures or characters in your story; it can recast your writing in a more formal voice or a more casual tone; it can edit your work not only for grammar and spelling but conciseness and clarity. You probably shouldn’t use it for researching facts, but otherwise, it’s a writer’s one-stop shop.

Price: Free with a $20/month premium version.

Claude: All-purpose text generation

Claude is Anthropic's suite of foundational text generation models (think: Anthropic's answer to ChatGPT) that can be used for pretty much anything. With its huge context window (200K tokens) and multimodal capabilities, the available Claude models give options to balance speed, cost and intelligence. I personally prefer its base writing tone over ChatGPT's; it sounds "cooler" somehow.

Price: Free; $20/month gets you access to higher quality models.

LLama: Large language model from Meta

LLama is Meta's foundational text generation model (think. It's open-source and widely capable for pretty much any task you can throw at it.

Price: Free

HyperWrite: Writing assistant in a browser extension

HyperWrite is a Chrome extension that acts as an AI-powered writing assistant. You can ask it to give you suggestions (kind of like autocomplete on your phone) or it can write whole paragraphs from the topics you provide. It’s also got an image generation feature.

Price: Free for the basic version with paid plans starting at $19.99/mo

Sudowrite: AI tool for fiction writers

Designed specifically for fiction writers, Sudowrite can analyze your characters, tone, and plot to generate the next beat of your story in your voice. It can also add more vivid descriptions, expand short passages, and even suggest areas to improve.

Price: Plans start at $10 for 225,000 credits per month.

Subtxt: AI-powered narrative guidance

This narrative writing app existed long before its AI text-generation component, so that now it’s a powerful tool for writers of short stories, books, film, and TV to build better stories with a powerful narrative framework. Subtxt can even teach you more about narrative theory to improve your story’s plot.

Price: Plans start at $25/month.

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Subtxt

Nolan AI: Writing assistant for filmmakers

Specifically designed for scripts, Nolan AI has many different features for filmmakers: you can edit with an AI copilot, generate a film pitch deck, create a storyboard, or brainstorm with AI. You can also generate a comprehensive report on a script's logline, impression, synopsis, and character details, detect holes in your plot, and sort your stripboard to make shooting more efficient.

Price: Free to start, Paid plans start at $29.99/mo.

Laika: AI writing assistant in your own voice

Laika is an AI writing assistant that's trained on your writing. Upload your stories, essays, articles, and journal entries, and the tool creates an echo of your own voice that will then offer suggestions in your style. It’ll continue your thoughts, invent characters for you, even generate images of the things you’re writing about.

Price: Free for one page of text; paid plans start at $15/month.

Boo is an AI writing assistant that prides itself on its simple, distraction-free interface. It has a built-in ChatGPT-style AI assistant, smart autocomplete for writing suggestions, and templates for particular types of writing, like product descriptions, blog posts, and newsletters.

Price: Free for 2,000 words per month, Paid plans start at $8 for 10,000 words a month.

Rytr: AI writing help trained on your voice

Rytr uses an analysis of your writing to create content that sounds more like you (or your brand voice). It also has various editing tools like a sentence shortener, rewording generator, text inflator.

Pricing: Free for 10,000 characters per month (no tone match) and $7.50/month for unlimited generation with 1 tone match.

Cowriter: Writing assistant with personalized suggestions

Cowriter is a generative writing platform that learns your writing style over time and provides personalized suggestions.  You can also search the web and use it as a writing coach.

Price: Free tier; Add 10,000 words for $8.

Lex: AI word processor

Think Google Docs on AI. Lex has real-time collaboration, formatting, everything you’d want from a word processor in the cloud, but it also has an AI assistant that will help you come up with ideas for your writing.

Price: Free tier available; Premium plan costs $18/month.

Screenshot of the Lex word processor tool
Lex

AI tools for visual artists

While there’s been plenty of controversy over the use of AI image generators in the art space, these tools have a place in an artist’s toolkit, especially in the early stages of a piece. Sometimes artists find themselves stuck creating the same old work in the same old style, and AI image generators can give them new and unexpected ideas that they can use as a starting point.

Midjourney: Hyperrealistic AI art

Midjourney is one of the many image generators that have taken the art world by storm. You use it by sending chat prompts to the AI in Discord, which is good and bad — you get to see everyone else’s art, but they also get to see yours…unless you go to the trouble of setting up your own Discord server. Rumor is they're working on a web version, so keep your eyes open for it.

Price: Basic plan is $10/month.

Stable Diffusion: AI art generator with more prompt options

Another famous image generator, Stable Diffusion allows you to ask for a particular image with both a positive prompt and a negative prompt. You can also adjust a “guidance” slider that determines how closely the image generator sticks to your prompt. Price: Free.

Stable Diffusion image generated from the prompt "A portrait of a cute white rabbit wearing a hood in the style of Pixar animations"
Stable Diffusion image generated from the prompt "A portrait of a cute white rabbit wearing a hood in the style of Pixar animations"

Lexica: Stable Diffusion search engine

Lexica isn’t strictly generative AI, but we’re including it here because it can make you better at using generative AI tools. It’s a search engine for every image ever made using Stable Diffusion, and considering that many prompts are probably repeated, it’s a good way to get an image result without the wait. But it’s also perfect for learning what a given prompt might generate and figure out what wording might work best for your next image.

Price: Free.

Craiyon: Simple mass image generator

Made by the team that created the older image tool DALL-E mini, Craiyon will produce nine images at a time from any text prompt.

Price: $5/month.

Stockimg: AI-generated visual projects

While other image generators let you explore the potential of the medium, Stockimg is specifically designed for practical purposes like book covers, logos, posters, digital wallpaper, and the like.

Price: It’s free to try once, and paid plans start at $26.

Canva's Text to Image: Image generation from a design standby

That's right, this popular tool for content creators now has its own AI image generator, and it's more intuitive than most. To use Canva's Text to Image, type your prompt, choose your style from six options, then choose whether you want landscape, portrait, or square orientation. The tool will generate four images to choose from, and you can keep generating more until you get it right.

Price: Free, at the moment.

Adobe Firefly: AI images from ethical training data

Yes, the mega-giant of graphic design has gotten in on the generative AI game. But unlike many of the tools on this list, Adobe Firefly's AI is integrated into a tool many designers already use every day, so they can use text-to-image, generative fill, generative recolor, extend image, and many more tools in their usual workflow. It's also entirely trained on licensed images — no internet scraping here. (Personally, I use generative fill to expand overly cropped headshots of podcast guests for my YouTube thumbnails on a weekly basis. It's great.)

Price: Included with certain Adobe Creative Cloud apps, currently including Photoshop (Beta) ($21/month), Illustrator ($21/month), and Adobe Express ($10/month). Or you can get all Adobe apps for a flat $55/month.

DallE/ChatGPT: Chatbot for image generation

ChatGPT's popular text generator now has the ability to generate images in your chat using its native DALL-E integration. Fair warning, though: it uses its own prompts, not yours, along with context about the conversation.

Price: Free; Paid version is $20/mo

NightCafe: Image generator with a menu of styles

NightCafe is a popular text to image generator with a list of styles you can use to create images of anything. NightCafe has its own distinct style, which you can change to Cinematic or Realistic Anime.

Price: Free.

AutoDraw: AI drawing assistant

AutoDraw helps you draw using AI by polishing your rough doodles into refined illustrations. Autodraw recognizes what you're trying to draw and suggests professional-looking replacements you can select.

‎Price: Free.


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AutoDraw guesses what you're drawing as you draw.

‎Pixela AI: AI texture generation

Built on stable diffusion, Pixela AI generates game textures using AI. You could use it for any number of illustration or 3D modeling tasks, not just game design.

Price: Free.

Vectorizer:   If you are generating lots of images using other image generators and wishing they were vector graphics, ‎this tool is for you. Vectorizer uses AI to convert a raster image into a vectorized output so you can edit it in Illustrator or other vector software. Price: $9.99/mo

AI tools for musicians

AI-based music generation tools are often marketed as a way to create music without being able to play an instrument. While that’s possible, the result is usually pretty bland. But when musicians and composers use these tools as just one part of their creative process, they can cut down on time spent tinkering and experimenting and land on that perfect musical idea faster — leaving them with more creative energy to polish up the rest of the piece.

AIVA: AI music with personalized sounds

Need to create another movement for an existing piece? AIVA lets you upload your own MIDI file to influence the AI composition process and produce something new that sounds similar. You can also start from scratch with a wide variety of preset styles.

Price: Free for the basic version, but copyright stays with AIVA and no monetization is allowed. Paid plans start at 11 EUR/month (about $12 USD).

Ecrett Music: AI music for podcasts, videos, and games

This is another tool designed to make music for online content, though Ecrett is more stringent about how you use the tracks—in essence, you can only mix or add lyrics to the music if it will be used in a podcast, video, or game. But using it to inspire your own compositions is completely free!

Price: Free for a trial plan, $4.99 for unlimited downloads and commercial projects.

Soundraw: Customizable song structures

Soundraw allows you to adjust the song’s structure to fit your tastes—just lengthen the intro or move the chorus around with a few clicks. If you plan to use the track as music itself and not the soundtrack to content, there are specific guidelines the platform requires you to follow.

Price: $16.99/month for unlimited downloads.

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Soundraw
‎Mubert: AI soundtracks

Need some background music? Mubert can generate an AI soundtrack of any length, mood or style, royalty-free.

Price: Free with attribution; Paid plans start at $14/mo

Harmon AI: Suite of audio generation tools

A suite of open-source generative audio tools including music production, Harmon AI bills itself as "by musicians for musicians."

Price: Free.

Beatoven.ai composes mood-based music using either text-to-music, where you describe what you need, or by choosing a genre, emotion, and tempo.

Price: Free with no downloads; Paid plans start at $6/month for 15 minutes.

Drumloop AI: AI-generated beats

Drumloop AI is for musicians trying to get the rhythm right. Draw a beat pattern or describe it with a text prompt, and Drumloop AI will generate a drum loop that you can download.

Price: Free to try; purchase credits to keep generating.

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