How to use Perplexity AI on mac with PDF Pals

What is Perplexity AI

Perplexity AI is a search engine and platform that aims to challenge incumbents like Google in the online search market. It is powered by large language models (LLMs) and search engines, and it provides users with instant answers to questions, along with sources

How can I obtain a Perplexity API Key

Perplexity API is free for users with a Perplexity Pro subscription. Alternatively, you can buy Credits from their dashboard.

  1. Go to Your API Settings page
  2. Click "+ Buy Credits" and top up your account. Ignore this if you're on the Pro plan
  3. In the "API Keys" section below, click "+ Generate"

Copy the API Key so use with BotlAI

How to use Perplexity AI on mac with PDF Pals

Once you got your API Key ready, setting it up in PDF Pals is simple: Go to Settings > Models, click (+) button and choose "Perplexity AI"

Set up Perplexity AI on macOS

  1. Give it a friendly name.
  2. Enter the API key
  3. Set the default model

Click "Save Changes"

You can optionally set it to the default service in PDF Pals.

You should be able to start a chat with Perplexity now:

Perplexity AI on macOS

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