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Desktop Plagiarism Checker

By Plagiarisma Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Desktop Plagiarism Checker

  • Check for plagiarism in articles, patents, books, essays, and term papers
  • Last updated on 10/08/17
  • There have been 0 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Mar 22, 2012

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.22

Version 1.22 comes with digitally signed installer and software executable.

General

Release October 8, 2017
Date Added October 8, 2017
Version 1.22

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer

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Total Downloads 359,444
Downloads Last Week 175
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Developer's Description

Free online plagiarism checker. Duplicate content check. Plagarism detector. Plagerism software. Turnitin free alternative. Check for plagiarism in articles, patents, books, essays, term papers, legal opinions and journals. Check your txt, html, rtf, doc, odt, docx, pdf files.