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5 Useful Chatbots for Small Business Owners

5 Useful Chatbots for Small Business Owners

Small business owners are the ones who cannot afford to have an extra labor like assistants or hire people because their income is limited. But the tech world is on its rise and it has been solving problems for people from every walk of life since day one. This new wave of AI and chatbots is producing some really good chatbots that are just perfect for a small business owner. Got a small business? Incorporate them in your work and feel the difference! You’ll be binge watching the shows again.

RightClick.io

RightClick.io is an automated website builder powered by AI. RightClick.io enables you to create your website in minutes. How? It has a chatbot named AIWA. AIWA uses Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing algorithms to understand messages and perform tasks accordingly. RightClick.io will be (because they are in pre-launch phase) the ultimate solution to your website problems.

You can create a website just by chatting with their bot and it will save a lot of time. They have a strict no-admin-panel rule that will simplify the complexities of website builders. You will be able to make an edit just by clicking the right button on your mouse. Hover the cursor to your desired content or imagery, click right and you’re done! It’s that simple.

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    Jarvis

    Who doesn’t like J.A.R.V.I.S from Iron Man? The Hi-Tech AI assistant with the world integrated. This Jarvis is not that hi-tech but it still can assist you with the reminders! Jarvis was one of the early entrants when Facebook launched its Messenger platform for the chatbots.

    Jarvis works on a good algorithm that detects your time zone and sets your reminders accordingly. It’s a good conversational bot as well. Not like Poncho but it has a good grip on conversations. Mainly, it is a scheduler assistant that will remind you if today is your wife’s birthday or you have to buy something.

      TacoBot

      Don’t you just love Taco Bell? Everybody does! Well, it’s good news that now they have a chatbot for all the work enthusiasts. Who’s got the time to order taco for lunch by making a phone call? It takes time and diverts your attention from work. TacoBot solves the equation by letting you order tacos without making any phone call.

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      Just talk to the TacoBot and you are done! TacoBot is a friendly chatbot that is AI-powered. Since Slack is the darling of enterprises, TacoBot is exclusively available on Slack so you can easily make an order while working. TacoBot is not available yet but you can join the waitlist by simply going to their website.

        BookFlight

        Travelling is important in any business and the BookFlight chatbot enables you to avoid the big hassle that is booking flight tickets. If you are always on the go, it becomes much too hectic to take out the time from your busy schedule and book flight tickets. But BookFlight is here to save the day!

        You can easily book your flight tickets on the cheapest fares just by talking to this chatbot. It has a retrieval based model integrated that allows the chatbot to look for the cheapest airline fares and get you the best deal. When I tried this chatbot, I was happy to save money! BookFlight is available on Telegram.

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          Swelly

          What to wear for the dinner? Boots or Sneakers? Can’t decide if you should take this deal or not? Ask people! Every day, we make a lot of decisions and we need people to help us with them at times. It often happens that a friend’s advice makes you choose the right option. But friends aren’t available all the time. Swelly solves that problem.

          Swelly is a chatbot available on Messenger, Kik, Telegram and iOS that helps millions of people daily with making decisions. It simply sends you their questions and you can reply with your opinion. Got no time for that? Ask a question instead and you’ll get your answers quickly!

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            Conclusion

            Chatbots are still in their nascent phase but they have started to help us already. An entrepreneur or a small business owner who is always busy with their work can get nothing better than these cute little conversational agents to minimize the workload.

            Featured photo credit: GettyImages via gettyimages.ca

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            Last Updated on May 14, 2019

            8 Replacements for Google Notebook

            8 Replacements for Google Notebook

            Exploring alternatives to Google Notebook? There are more than a few ‘notebooks’ available online these days, although choosing the right one will likely depend on just what you use Google Notebook for.

            1. Zoho Notebook
              If you want to stick with something as close to Google Notebook as possible, Zoho Notebook may just be your best bet. The user interface has some significant changes, but in general, Zoho Notebook has pretty similar features. There is even a Firefox plugin that allows you to highlight content and drop it into your Notebook. You can go a bit further, though, dropping in any spreadsheets or documents you have in Zoho, as well as some applications and all websites — to the point that you can control a desktop remotely if you pare it with something like Zoho Meeting.
            2. Evernote
              The features that Evernote brings to the table are pretty great. In addition to allowing you to capture parts of a website, Evernote has a desktop search tool mobil versions (iPhone and Windows Mobile). It even has an API, if you’ve got any features in mind not currently available. Evernote offers 40 MB for free accounts — if you’ll need more, the premium version is priced at $5 per month or $45 per year. Encryption, size and whether you’ll see ads seem to be the main differences between the free and premium versions.
            3. Net Notes
              If the major allure for Google Notebooks lays in the Firefox extension, Net Notes might be a good alternative. It’s a Firefox extension that allows you to save notes on websites in your bookmarks. You can toggle the Net Notes sidebar and access your notes as you browse. You can also tag websites. Net Notes works with Mozilla Weave if you need to access your notes from multiple computers.
            4. i-Lighter
              You can highlight and save information from any website while you’re browsing with i-Lighter. You can also add notes to your i-Lighted information, as well as email it or send the information to be posted to your blog or Twitter account. Your notes are saved in a notebook on your computer — but they’re also synchronized to the iLighter website. You can log in to the site from any computer.
            5. Clipmarks
              For those browsers interested in sharing what they find with others, Clipmarks provides a tool to select clips of text, images and video and share them with friends. You can easily syndicate your finds to a whole list of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Digg. You can also easily review your past clips and use them as references through Clipmarks’ website.
            6. UberNote
              If you can think of a way to send notes to UberNote, it can handle it. You can clip material while browsing, email, IM, text message or even visit the UberNote sites to add notes to the information you have saved. You can organize your notes, tag them and even add checkboxes if you want to turn a note into some sort of task list. You can drag and drop information between notes in order to manage them.
            7. iLeonardo
              iLeonardo treats research as a social concern. You can create a notebook on iLeonardo on a particular topic, collecting information online. You can also access other people’s notebooks. It may not necessarily take the place of Google Notebook — I’m pretty sure my notes on some subjects are cryptic — but it’s a pretty cool tool. You can keep notebooks private if you like the interface but don’t want to share a particular project. iLeonardo does allow you to follow fellow notetakers and receive the information they find on a particular topic.
            8. Zotero
              Another Firefox extension, Zotero started life as a citation management tool targeted towards academic researchers. However, it offers notetaking tools, as well as a way to save files to your notebook. If you do a lot of writing in Microsoft Word or Open Office, Zotero might be the tool for you — it’s integrated with both word processing software to allow you to easily move your notes over, as well as several blogging options. Zotero’s interface is also available in more than 30 languages.

            I’ve been relying on Google Notebook as a catch-all for blog post ideas — being able to just highlight information and save it is a great tool for a blogger.

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            In replacing it, though, I’m starting to lean towards Evernote. I’ve found it handles pretty much everything I want, especially with the voice recording feature. I’m planning to keep trying things out for a while yet — I’m sticking with Google Notebook until the Firefox extension quits working — and if you have any recommendations that I missed when I put together this list, I’d love to hear them — just leave a comment!

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