20 Most Popular AI Tools of 2023

20 Most Popular AI Tools of 2023 and What You Can Do With Them

2023 is the year that AI changed us. At year’s end, people used artificial intelligence to do things more easily and faster, like generating the latest data, making music, filing a lawsuit, and starting a business. Others even married their AI lovers.

The technology developed at breakneck speed, and despite some concerns, people embraced AI as an essential part of their lives in unprecedented numbers, according to a new study from online content writing firm Writerbuddy.

The company used popular SEO software known as ‘SEMrush’ to analyze over 3,000 AI tools by scraping data from several websites that list similar apps. It then used this data to determine the most-used artificial intelligence tools of the year.

Altogether, the top 50 tools generated more than 24 billion visits, with almost three-quarters of the traffic coming from male users. And the U.S. dominated, making up most of the visits (5.5 billion).

Here are the top 20 most popular AI tools, according to the rankings from Writerbuddy:

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1. ChatGPT

With over 14 billion visits between September 2022 and August 2023, OpenAI’s ChatGPT is the most popular generative AI tool in the world, accounting for 60% of the traffic analyzed. On average, the bot saw a growth of 195.1 million visits per month.

2. Character AI

Another AI chatbot, Character AI, reported a total of 3.8 billion visits. The AI program, which allows users to create characters and talk to them, averaged 318.8 million visits each month. The tool was especially popular with celebrities and gamers.

3. QuillBot

QuillBot is an AI program that specializes in writing, allowing users to paraphrase or rewrite stuff for free. The tool reported a total of 1.1 billion visits, but that was a decline of 5.5 million visits from the prior year.

4. Midjourney

AI-powered image generator Midjourney recorded 500.4 million visits over the year. But the platform saw a decrease in its visitor numbers, with a net loss of 8.66 million visits in the same period.

5. Hugging Face

HuggingFace, an open-source AI platform patronized by data science enthusiasts, recorded 316.6 million visits. The number of monthly visits to the platform averaged 26.4 million. Overall, it saw a growth of 3.5 million visits during the period under review.

20 Most Popular AI Tools of 2023

6. Google Bard

Google’s Bard is the third fastest-growing AI chatbot after ChatGPT and Character AI. Since its launch in March, the tool has reported an increase of 11.3 million visits each month. In total, visits to Bard amounted to 241.6 million in six months.

7. NovelAI

Another AI writing tool, Novelai, posted a total of 238.7 million visits. Monthly visits averaged 19.9 million, and visitors grew at a pace of 918,900 per month over the past year.

8. Capcut

Capcut is a video editor that claims to offer “user-friendly tools” for online, desktop, and mobile editing. The tool amassed 203.8 million visits and grew by an average of 1.3 million visits per month.

9. Janitor AI

Janitor AI is a conversational AI tool that is designed to engage in so-called not-safe-for-work (NSFW) interactions. The platform, which also enables users to create their own NSFW chatbots, had a total of 192.4 million visits. Launched in May this year, it showed a growth of 16.3 million visits per month.

10. Civitai

Civitai, an AI image generator that uses Stable Diffusion, drew 177.2 million visits in total. Averaging 17.7 million visits monthly, it constituted 0.73% of the total traffic. Civitai had a growth rate of 2.6 million visits per month.

11. Vocal Remover AI

Vocal Remover AI allows people to separate the vocals of a song of their choice from the instrumental ones, creating two tracks: a karaoke version and an acapella version. The tool had 165.5 million visits.

12.’s search AI chatbot, YouChat, totaled 140.3 million visits. Its search engine provides a range of results from “charts, images, videos, tables, graphs, text, or code” embedded in answers to queries. The tool summarizes web results by indexing website categories, a departure from traditional search engines that provide a number of links.

13. Perplexity AI

Perplexity is primarily an AI education app that lets users format their questions into threads, making them easier to understand. The bot can cite sources it used to generate answers to user queries and then aggregate those sources, giving users a chance to judge whether responses are credible or not. Visits to the platform reached 134.3 million, and traffic grew an average 3.2 million visits per month.

14. is an AI-powered visual design platform for content creation with tools for removing unwanted elements, enhancing images and videos, and automating design tasks. Total visits amounted to 133.5 million, based on monthly visitor growth of 1.3 million.

20 Most Popular AI Tools of 2023


The free AI image generator Craiyon recorded a decline in total traffic of 15 million amid rising competition from the likes of Stability AI, Runway, and others. Altogether, visits to Craiyon dropped to 128.1 million.

16. Hotpot AI 

Hotpot is an AI design tool that allows artists and regular people to create graphics, pictures, and to write. Users can leverage the platform’s AI art generator and edit templates to create social media posts, app icons, and other work graphics. Visits to the platform totalled 125.3 million and averaged 10.4 million per month.

17. Copy AI is an AI writing platform primarily for marketing purposes. The tool boasts an email generator that it claims can “write emails within minutes.” Users typically prompt the AI with the information they want and the program will create an email based on that. The AI, which can also be used for generating write-ups for businesses, notched 109.3 million visits.


Leonardo AI allows users to create production-quality visuals for their projects, as the platform claims, “with speed and style.” Over the last 12 months, it gained 17.5 million visits with an average of 2.2 million monthly growth in traffic. In total, it had 101.6 million visits.

19. Jasper AI 

Jasper Chat is an AI tool for content creation in advertising and marketing businesses. The bot can write adverts, create captions in social media posts and creates video scripts. Total visits stood at 94.9 million.


Deep AI, an Image generator, closes the top 20 most popular AI tools of 2023. Traffic to the platform was 89.1 million. Writerbuddy researcher Sujan Sarkar said the company’s study “aims to delve deep into the AI industry’s behavior, analyzing traffic patterns, demographics, trends, and consumer behavior.” Microsoft’s Bing AI Chat just missed out on the list.

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