5 Best Plagiarism Checking Tools That Every Content Writer Must Know About
Thanks to the Internet, we now have access to tons of information on almost every topic at any time we want. However, this has resulted in original ideas becoming a rarity. People reproduce ideas from other people as their own and often receive laurels and monetary benefits for the same while the original creator has no clue what their work is indeed capable of achieving.
Although plagiarism has been an issue since time immemorial, today the advent of the Internet has also led to the development of various plagiarism detection tools that can safeguard the intellectual property rights of content writers. An ideal plagiarism checking tool should be able to identify plagiarized content even if the original sentences have been tweaked or altered.
If you’re skeptical about plagiarism creeping into your content, this blog is for you as we bring to you the 5 best plagiarism checking tools that you can use before turning in your writings.
So, here we go.
Copyscape is my favorite plagiarism checker and is undoubtedly the most popular of all the plagiarism checking tools out there. While certain tools like Grammarly check plagiarism along with doing other things, Copyscape is meant entirely for this.
Copyscape provides you with a list of web pages that any content piece has been copied from, thereby, allowing you to manually ascertain the degree of plagiarism.
You can use Copyscape’s free version if you want to check short blocks of text or compare content on a site to that on another site. However, if you want to check your content against the entire Internet, access detailed plagiarism reports, or run batch reports, you’ll need the premium version.
Copyscape’s pricing is on a per-credit basis and you can purchase credits worth $5-$500. However, these credits would expire after 12 months. So, make a purchase according to your needs.
Quetext is another awesome plagiarism checking tool that has a beautiful interface. All that you need to get started is to go to their homepage and paste your text. You’ll be asked to sign up when you click on ‘check plagiarism’.
Upon logging in, you will see the text in the middle of the piece, with plagiarized sections underlined. Unlike Copyscape, which gives you a definite percentage of the text copied from any platform, Quetext gives you a similarity index, which shows how similar any sentence in your article is to that of any other article. You can change these sentences based on your “plagiarism tolerance”; I’d recommend you to get rid of sentences that have a similarity of more than 80%.
Quetext allows you to check up to 2,500 words for free. You can, however, subscribe to any of its PRO versions that cost between $9.99 to $49.99 per month to do a deep plagiarism search, check thousands of words, and get access to originality reports.
1text is another mind-blowing plagiarism checker that can help you check your content for plagiarized text. Unlike some other tools on this list, you won’t have to log in to 1text to see your results. You just have to visit 1text.com and paste the text that you want to check in the search bar.
The search might take slightly longer than other platforms as 1text prioritizes people who have signed up.
Unlike Copyscape and Quetext which show which text was plagiarized from which source, 1text simply highlights the copied text and mentions the sources that the content has been copied from. So, if the content has been plagiarized from multiple sources, you won’t be able to check exactly which sentences have been plagiarized from those sources. However, the overall user experience still remains great with 1text.
If you want to skip the waiting, you can subscribe to any of 1text’s PRO accounts that will let you check up to 50,000 characters every day from a month to a year. You can also purchase one of its PRO accounts for a day for as little as 1.04 USD.
Plagium is a premium plagiarism checking tool that allows you to conduct light checks for free without signing up. Compared to the other three tools mentioned above on this list, I found Plagium offering the most basic features- probably because I used its free version. However, this is great for people who are confident that their content doesn’t feature heavily plagiarized content.
Plagium doesn’t highlight the plagiarized sections. Also, the content isn’t placed alongside the identified source text. It’s instead placed in a list as shown below.
However, the fact that you can run a free plagiarism check on up to 5,000 characters each time makes it a great tool if you have budget constraints.
You can do a deep search on Plagium for 8 cents. You can also subscribe to its prepaid or monthly plans that start at $1 and $9.99 respectively.
Copyleaks is an ideal plagiarism checking tool for business or academic plagiarism online. It identifies plagiarized sections in your content through cloud computing by scanning over 60 trillion pages of the internet and databases. You can check your content written in any language in any format of your choice.
Copyleaks has different sections for educational and business purposes. While the business section caters to SEO agencies and publishers, the education section addresses students, schools, and universities. However, you can use it only after signing up.
While Copyleaks allows you to check the first 10 pages for free, you will need to go for either a business plan or an educational plan. You can check up to 25,000 words without a day limit for $9.99 per month. You will have to shell $10.99 for the educational pack, to check up to $25,000.
Plagiarism checkers help you curate meaningful learning experiences while helping people understand the significance of using original words. Therefore, they allow a win-win situation for everyone involved and let you reap the benefits without any money going out of your pocket.
Hopefully, these tools will come in handy the next time you wish to run a plagiarism test on your content.
That’s all for today. We’ll be back next week with another review of some of the best tech tools. Till then, stay tuned. Sayonara fellas!
I’ll run this blog via Copyscape in the meantime, sssshhhhhhhhhh!