Academic Plagiarism is a specialized online software for detecting and preventing academic plagiarism. Using sophisticated algorithms and advanced finger-printing technology, Academic Plagiarism is able to run comprehensive plagiarism checks against billions of web pages, books, academic journals, online publications and a large database of pre-written essays and papers. Detailed plagiarism reports are generated, highlighting potential plagiarism and a direct link to the source of the duplicate content. Academic Plagiarism checker is trusted by thousands of individual users, we well as colleges and other academic institutions from around the globe. Academic Plagiarism offers multiple subscription plans for single users and academic institutions.
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Version 3.01 beta may include unspecified updates, enhancements. or bug-fixes.
Fast and it works. I also like all the learning resources they now have on their site. I'm often confused about citing sources, paraphrasing and all that mess. Their tutorials are definitely helpful.
A bit pricy if you're a humble teacher like me!
As someone already mentioned, I feel good knowing that my documents are safe and secure and being used for other purposes as it's the case with pretty much all the free plagiarism detection services out there. This company is located in the U.S. and is bound by American privacy laws. To me that's very important because I'm responsible for my students' documents and don't want them to end up in the wrong hands or be sold to paper mills.
You can try it for free before committing to purchasing a membership, the free trial, however, doesn't allow you to see the sources. What I like about it is that it's fully online and I didn't have to download anything to my computer. Plagiarism detection was fairly accurate but there were some false positives. I also like the fact that they don't keep a copy of my students' papers, which is typical with most plagiarism checkers
They only allow up to 5 submissions per day, so if you are a teacher and need to scan more than 5 papers, you have to upgrade to a teacher's account at a higher price.
Aside from Turnitin, which is getting ridiculously expensive each year, this is the only plagiarism software out there that does a fairly decent job and at a reasonable price.
Simple to use. You can either copy/paste your text or upload entire files. I like that it supports PDFs as well. The report is very clear and easy to read. I like their customer service who reply to support tickets within the hour....very rare these days!
Reports can take longer to generate during peak times when many users are scanning their papers. The good thing is that your receive an email when it's ready.
It would be nice if they added suggestions on how to edit plagiarized content. Overall, however, I think it's a good plagiarism detector and very reasonable in terms of the cost.