Desktop Plagiarism Checker

Desktop Plagiarism Checker

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    Dec. 18, 2012
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Plagiarism is a big problem in the online world, not to mention a very old one in academia, government, and industry. Some modern tools have made it easier for teachers, administrators, and employers to check for plagiarism in text submitted by writers, test takers, job seekers, and others who might seek to gain an advantage from others' labors or property (it's known as "stealing").

Plagiarisma's Desktop Plagiarism Checker is a handy interface for a Web-based plagiarism search tool that supports more than 190 languages and many document types. The software and service are free, but you must create an online account to use them. You can sign in via Facebook and other social media, too. Registering gave us access to more features, such as spell checkers and a task scheduler.

Desktop Plagiarism Checker has a very simple interface, with a blank field for pasting or typing in text and the option to search Google, Bing, or Yahoo, on one tab, and Google Scholar or Google Books on another tab. We could also specify an exact search, though the program uses fuzzy logic for finding near misses (which sometimes turn out to be hits).

There's a check box to search the TOR network. Selecting this produces a pop-up warning for the user to show that TOR is only for checking single sentences and only when other searches have failed, and that abusing the TOR network will get your IP banned. But we didn't need to use TOR since we planned to search for material we knew we'd find. And find it we did.

We simply pasted some raw text, chose our search engine, deselected the exact search feature to catch edits and typos, and clicked Check Duplicates. After some thinking, Desktop Plagiarism Checker returned three matches, exactly where we'd expected to find them. Satisfied, we turned the tool loose on some other documents with similar results.

Tools like Desktop Plagiarism Checker and Plagiarisma's Web site make detection of online plagiarism easier.

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User Reviews

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3 stars

"Limited "free" checking"

December 05, 2013  |  By remendez

 |  Version: Desktop Plagiarism Checker 1.11


What was checked was well referenced.


The number of characters you can enter at one time is limited (i.e. you can't submit your entire paper to be checked). I ended up submitting one page at a time and then was only able to run the first 3 pages of my paper before I was told I had exceeded my usage and would have to return in 24 hours.


Since most papers that will care about plagiarism are greater than 3 pages, this is quite an obstacle. My paper is due tomorrow! I can't wait 24 hours to run a check on the next part of my paper. This is very inconvenient.

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1 stars

"Looks cool on the tin"

April 22, 2013  |  By simplest2remember

 |  Version: Desktop Plagiarism Checker 1.11


none for me because can't use it. it also didn't work at work (behind a proxy)


unless you know what you're doing (i.e. have used it before), then don't expect and free scans. You need to sign up first. Or wait 24 hours. But if you need it within 24 hours you can sign up. But if you do you're told to wait up to 12 hours for - some kind of processing. Waste of time for me.



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5 stars

"desktop plagiarism"

February 20, 2013  |  By cleopatrabrown

 |  Version: Desktop Plagiarism Checker 1.11


tells you and rates the originality of your sentences line per line. Lets you know if you have any cliches phrases. Breaks it down for you for percentage of originality of your article or paper.


There is a limit on how many times use per 24hrs


Awesome tool! easy to use for a beginner and Ill always use it!

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Full Specifications

Publisher Plagiarisma
Publisher web site
Release Date December 18, 2012
Date Added December 18, 2012
Version 1.11
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Teaching Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.21MB
File Name plagiarisma_setup.exe
Total Downloads 126,614
Downloads Last Week 1,492
License Model Free
Limitations 5 queries per day, 5000 chars trial
Price Free

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