Claude is a powerful AI assistant capable of handling a wide range of tasks across various industries and domains. We hope this guide helps spark creativity and inspires you to try Claude for many varied use cases. This guide has mini starter prompts and ideas, but we encourage you to check out our intro to prompting page if you want to create more complex prompts.

Text capabilities

Claude excels at processing and understanding text, making it an invaluable tool for numerous applications. Some of its key text capabilities include:

SummarizationCondensing long articles, reports, or documents into concise summaries
Writing and editingAssisting with content creation, proofreading, and improving written materials
Text analysis and explanationProviding insights, extracting key information, and explaining complex concepts
Content generationCreating original content based on prompts or guidelines
Code explanation & generationHelping developers understand and write code more efficiently
Language understandingComprehending and interpreting natural language input
Text rewritingRephrasing or restructuring text to improve clarity or style
Information search & extractionFinding and extracting relevant information from large text corpora
Suggestions and recommendationsOffering ideas, solutions, or recommendations based on given context
Question answeringProviding accurate and relevant answers to user queries
TranslationConverting text from one language to another
Outlining and structuringOrganizing ideas and information into logical outlines or structures
Calculations and mathPerforming basic mathematical operations and solving simple equations
Engaging in discussionsParticipating in interactive conversations and providing meaningful responses
Using functions and toolsIntegrating with external tools and functions to enhance its capabilities (see our tool use guide)

Lightweight example text use cases and prompts

Summarize a long article for a quick overview:

Please summarize the following article in 5 sentences or less: [Article text]

Assist with writing a persuasive essay:

I need help writing a persuasive essay on the importance of renewable energy. Please provide an outline with key points and arguments, and then generate a compelling introduction paragraph.

Explain a complex scientific concept in simple terms:

Can you explain the concept of quantum entanglement in a way that a high school student could understand? Please provide an analogy and a real-world example.

For more inspiration and examples, check out our prompt library and our intro to prompting page, where Claude can help you create effective prompts for your specific needs.

Vision capabilities

In addition to its text processing abilities, Claude can also work with images, enabling a range of vision-related tasks:

Describing visual contentProviding detailed descriptions of images
Image classificationIdentifying and categorizing objects, scenes, or actions in images
Object detection & recognitionLocating and identifying specific objects within an image
Image interpretation and contextualizationExplaining the meaning, context, and relationships in images
Explaining visual elementsProviding insights into the composition, style, or techniques used in an image
Answering questions about imagesResponding to queries related to the content or context of an image
Understanding visual informationComprehending and analyzing the information conveyed through images
Reasoning about image contentDrawing conclusions or making inferences based on visual information
Offering critiques or suggestionsProviding constructive feedback or suggestions for improvement on images
Evaluating visual contentAssessing the quality, effectiveness, or impact of images
Providing feedback on imagesOffering insights, opinions, or recommendations based on image content
Suggesting actions based on visualsRecommending steps or actions to take based on the information in an image
Assisting with image-related tasksSupporting users in tasks such as image editing, manipulation, or organization
Converting or extracting image dataTransforming image data into different formats or extracting specific elements
Transcribing text from imagesRecognizing and converting text within images into machine-readable formats
Translating text within imagesTranslating text found in images from one language to another
Generating code from imagesCreating code snippets or templates based on visual representations or diagrams
Writing narratives about imagesCrafting stories, captions, or descriptions inspired by image content
Tabulating data from imagesExtracting and organizing data or information presented visually in images

Example use cases and prompts

Describe an image for a visually impaired user:

[Image] Please provide a detailed description of this image, focusing on the key elements, colors, and any text that appears.

Analyze the composition and techniques used in a photograph:

[Image] I’d like your help analyzing the composition and techniques used in this photograph. Please describe the use of lighting and color, and explain how the photographer has used elements like rule of thirds, leading lines, or depth of field to create an engaging image.

Suggest improvements for a product design based on an image:

[Image] Based on this image of our new product design, please provide suggestions for improvements in terms of aesthetics, functionality, and user experience. Consider factors like ergonomics, material choice, and overall visual appeal.

Remember to check out our intro to prompting guide and vision prompting tips to get Claude’s help writing prompts for further use cases.


Claude’s versatility makes it a valuable asset across a wide range of industries, including but not limited to:

  • General Business
  • Technology and Engineering
  • Marketing, Consumer Goods, Retail
  • Health Care
  • Media, Entertainment, Culture
  • Education
  • Geography and Agriculture
  • Finance and Banking
  • Government and Public Sector
  • Legal and Compliance
  • Travel and Hospitality
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Telecommunications
  • Non-profit and Social Services
  • Sports and Fitness
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
  • Mining and Natural Resources
  • Environmental Services
  • Food and Beverage
  • Fashion and Apparel
  • Professional Services (Consulting, Accounting, etc.)
  • Security and Surveillance

No matter your industry or domain, Claude can help streamline processes, enhance decision-making, and unlock new opportunities for growth and innovation. Experiment with different prompts and tasks to find the best ways to integrate Claude into your workflow.

For more guidance and inspiration, visit our prompt library and intro to prompting page, where you can find a wealth of resources to help you get the most out of Claude.