Microsoft’s Copilot app, once exclusive to Android users, has made its debut on Apple’s App Store, extending its reach to iPhone and iPad owners as of December 29. The Copilot app, known for its generative AI chatbot and powered by cutting-edge models like GPT-4 and DALL-E 3, offers users a seamless and responsive experience on their mobile devices.
Similar to ChatGPT, Copilot on Android boasts chatbot capabilities, text drafting for emails and documents, and image generation through DALL-E 3. Notably, users enjoy free access to OpenAI’s latest GPT-4 model, a feature that comes with a price tag when using ChatGPT.
The transition to mobile applications aligns with Microsoft’s strategy to enhance the standalone Copilot experience, following the rebranding of Bing Chat Enterprise to Copilot. The mobile app mirrors the web version’s messaging-style interface, featuring sample prompts for easy initiation. However, users note a significant improvement in the app’s responsiveness and smooth operation compared to web integrations in platforms like Edge or Bing Search. They can quickly clear chat history and navigate through various functions with enhanced speed, getting a polished and user-friendly experience.
Key features of the Copilot app, highlighted on its App Store product page, include the ability to:
- Draft emails
- Compose stories or scripts
- Summarize complex texts
- Translate and proofread text
- Create travel itineraries
- Write and update resumes
Moreover, the DALL-E 3 image generator embedded in the app unlocks creative possibilities, allowing users to:
- Create social media content
- Develop brand motifs
- Generate logo designs
- Create custom backgrounds
- Build and update a portfolio
- Create illustrations for books
- Visualize film and video storyboards
ChatGPT or Copilot?
ChatGPT, with over 10 million downloads, stands as a strong rival to Copilot, excelling in speed by providing instant responses, regardless of input complexity. In contrast, Copilot exhibits a more measured pace, taking time to process prompts and gather context, resulting in a perceived sluggishness.
A key difference is Copilot’s 4,000-character limit, challenging the processing of large documents quickly, while ChatGPT offers a higher limit, allowing seamless handling of extensive content. Additionally, ChatGPT introduces a voice chat feature, creating a conversation-like interaction, unlike Copilot’s more straightforward voice input mode with a robotic voice response.
Despite ChatGPT’s strengths, Copilot offers enticing perks, including free web access and the integration of GPT-4, a significant advancement from GPT-3.5. GPT-4 produces more nuanced and accurate responses, with a lower risk of hallucinations, enhancing the reliability of the conversational experience.
As Microsoft continues to empower users with AI-driven creativity, the Copilot app’s expansion to iOS devices marks a significant stride in making advanced AI capabilities accessible to a broader audience. Whether drafting professional documents or unleashing artistic creativity, Copilot promises a versatile and user-friendly platform for Android, iPhone and iPad users.