Opera’s Aria simplifies the use of artificial intelligence (AI) within the browser. Because of this simplification, you can use Aria as your go-to research tool, and avoid the likes of Google for searching.
I’ve been using Aria as a research tool when writing novels. But one thing I’ve discovered is that I often have to go back to one or more chats I’ve had with Aria. For example, when naming characters for a new book series, I’ve combined the first and last names of different classical composers to come up with character names.
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The key issue is that I have to run the same chat every time I need to create a new character name. When you type the prompt, List 100 classical composer names, it can take Aria a few seconds to generate the list. It would be nice if I could keep a reference to that list, without having to copy and paste it into yet another document that’s either open or in another a tab.
I like to work more efficiently. And thanks to Opera’s Pinboard features, it didn’t take me long to come up with a workflow to meet that need.
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Essentially, you create a Pinboard for a certain category (for example, Aria Chats or Book Research), and then you pin the Aria chat to the Pinboard. Then, when you need to reference the chat later, you simply open the Pinboard, click on the pinned chat, and you’re done.
But how do you do create this workflow? Let me show you.
How to save an Aria Chat to a Pinboard
What you’ll need: The only thing you’ll need is an up-to-date version of the Opera browser that is connected to a free Opera account (because you have to connect the browser to your account to use Aria). Both Aria and Pinboard are available for the Linux, MacOS, and Windows versions of the browser.
This is a great way to retain information you’ve received from an Aria AI chat. Instead of having to re-run the same chats over and over, just save them to a Pinboard and you’re good to go.