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I’ve been using Pickaxe to create Prompts for Midjourney. Written by GPT-4. It is free to try!
I interviewed the founders of the new Pickaxe app the other day. They were nice enough to answer a few questions over a video call.
What is Pickaxe?
Today the Pickaxe gang launched a dedicated NOCODE chatbot builder! Users can now build custom Chatbots on Pickaxe to share or add to their website. Features include:
💬 Chat Interface for end-users
✂️ Embeddable on websites
🦾 Training Dialogue to teach through examples
👋 Intro Message for custom greetings
🔮 Monitor performance easily on the dashboard
One sentence description:
A no-code platform for creating AI-powered apps and embedding them into your website.
Pickaxe allows users to create "prompt frames", a prompt with variable inputs that can be substituted with any value at run-time. This allows users to create AI forms which they can embed in their websites for their customers to fill in with their own values.
It’s so easy…play around for free! Use an already made Chatbot or build your own:
Who are the Pickaxe Gang?
The founding team is 3 individuals (Nathaniel Mahowald, Mike Gioia, and Ian Eck). They have three contractors (Vlady Sydor, Anton Morozov, and Kacper Ślusarczyk).
Nathaniel Mahowald (CEO) was a data scientist and financial analyst at ARK invest.
Mike Gioia was a filmmaker building AI-powered VFX pipelines for films.
Ian Eck was a UX designer and journalist.
Who loves Pickaxe?
No-code or low-code solopreneurs running small businesses online. Customers love the ability to quickly create AI apps and embed them in their websites with no code.
Our Vision of the future:
Our conviction is that in the future most websites will deliver value through AI experiences. Our customers share this conviction and vie to augment their websites through AI wherever possible.
Best Use Cases
There are so many wonderful and interesting use cases for Pickaxes. One big use case are people building online classes with specialized pickaxes for each module. These are mostly behind paywalls so I can't send them to you.
A lot of consultants and agencies are making internal tools to automate certain parts of their processes. Again though, these are behind paywalls or login-protected parts of the site.
There's also several travel websites like this one using Pickaxe to generate trip itineraries, but they also have them behind paywalls.
There are people making stuff like tools that convert AI content to human content, though how well they work is unclear.
There's also a lot of sillier use cases like people making chatbots and midjourney prompt rewriter, which are hosted for free on our website.
How did you build it?
We built it mostly with python, flask, and react.
Show an Example:
Here is the chatbot I use for the prompts for Midjourney artworks
I used the prompt “polarbear on an iceflow”. This was the result:
Before Using Pickaxe:
Not bad. Let’s see how Pickaxe enhanced the image through it’s magic GPT-4 wizardry:
Pickaxe Prompt: “a polar bear floating on an icy river, by Joe Mave, National Geographic, Antarctica, high resolution, white and blue colours, snow covered landscape, abstract shapes, reflection on the ice, snowflakes, morning sunlight, frozen atmosphere, detailed textures, winter scene”. Here’s the result:
Anything else you’d like to say to, or offer to my network, subscribers and readers?
We would love to encourage your readers to use your referral code: PAU1. They will receive a 10% discount and you'll receive an affiliate payment for each one too.
$20/month for 1000 uses, access to GPT-4, and ability to white label your forms.
We would also like to leave your readers with our sense of the future. "Our conviction is that in the future, most websites will deliver value through AI-powered content." And at Pickaxe we're trying to make it easy for people to design, build, and deploy customized AI content anywhere on the web.
Great product. Great team. Try it out
Thanks for reading. Peace!
Another gem! Pickaxe sounds really cool. I would love to see some tutorial use cases, because I'm wondering why end-users have to have multiple pickaxes.
Wow those are some much improved Polar bears!