Alternative ChatGPT UI

Thu Aug 24 2023

Ever since ChatGPT released I have been trying to incorporate it in my daily work routine to the best of my capabilities. While gpt-3.5-turbo is a terrific model, it often lacks complex coding insight which the gpt-4 model does have.

Unfortunately accessing GPT-4 means that you have to pay for the Plus subscription and throw $20 per month at it. I figured as I was already paying for an OpenAI API key I could just build my own straight forward user interface to communicate with ChatGPT and have control over the model I want to use.

I needed a UI that was content focused and oriented around single conversations, so no history. Just straight forward talking with ChatGPT with the option to clear the current conversation and start over.

It was a nice opportunity to leverage the latest Next 13 functionality and build something with https://ui.shadcn.com/.

You can visit it at https://chat.niels.foo/.