Plagiarism is a serious violation of writing rules. It can damage your reputation and, in some cases, result in legal issues. Taking someone else’s work and passing it off as your own should never happen.

You may be doing it knowingly by not attributing appropriately. In other cases, it may be something as simple as a phrase. The minute you run your article through a plagiarism checker, it lights up like a Christmas tree.

Fortunately, there are plagiarism detection tools for editors available. They go through millions of texts to give accurate results.

Our article will look at what we consider 10 of the best plagiarism detection tools for editors.

1. Plagiarisma

What we like

  • Support for over 190 languages
  • It is fantastic for academic and literary use

What we don’t like

  • There is a limitation on free plagiarism checks
  • The free version only applies to Bing

Plagiarism is highly efficient and easy to use. You can upload files or paste content and URLs in the text box. It supports a wide range of file formats, including HTML, RTF, and TXT.

The platform also supports more than 190 languages. You get more functionality by downloading chrome and Firefox extensions.

The downside is you have to register to get access to Google.

2. Grammarly

What we like

  • It provides grammar and plagiarism checks
  • You can download it as an extension to Microsoft Office or a browser

What we don’t like

  • It is not available on Google docs

Grammarly is useful for proofreading and plagiarism checks. Install it as a plugin for Microsoft or your browser and get real-time corrections. You can use it on desktop, mobile, Android, and iOS. The downside is you only get access to the plagiarism checker if you go for the paid option.

3. Plagiarism Checker

What we like

  • Easy to use with step by step guides
  • You can check whether other authors have plagiarized your work

What we don’t like

  • You can only use it on Yahoo and Google Browsers

Plagiarism checker is excellent for online content and SEO. The platform is easy to use and free. Simply paste your text and click on search. It also allows for email notifications for results.

4. Small SEO Tools

What we like

  • You can upload Google docs
  • It allows for the exclusion of a specific URL

¬†What we don’t like

  • You have a limit of 1000 words per check

Small SEO tools are free and easy to use. Simply upload or paste text and click on the search button. It gives the percentage of text uniqueness. The rewriting feature will help change the wording to avoid plagiarism. You can use the tool on Android and iOS as well as mobile.

5. PlagScan

What we like

  • It provides a comprehensive check
  • Allows for integration with LMS and CMS

What we don’t like

  • The user interface is not very friendly
  • It is a paid plagiarism checker – only the first 20 credits are free

Plagscan provides checks against scientific journals and user documents. Companies that offer blogger outreach services can use it to scan online blog content. It ensures the quality of the articles by ensuring zero plagiarism.

Upload, paste, or import files using the URL. Do the same for documents in cloud storage. Easily integrate it with your Learning and Content Management systems (LMS/CMS) for additional functionalities.

6. Dupli Checker

What we like

  • It allows for grammar and plagiarism checks
  • Ideal for academic work
  • You can download the results as a PDF file.

What we don’t like

  • It has a 1,000 word limit per search

Duplichecker is easy to use. Simply paste the content into the text box. Alternatively, upload the file or URL. You will need to do it in batches of 1,000 because of the word limit. Duplichecker uses visuals of donut charts to display results. For more advanced features, you have the option of Duplichecker pro subscription packages.

7. Copyleaks

What we like

  • It has specific sections for business and academic work
  • Works for different file and Unicode formats

What we don’t like

  • You must sign up to use the platform
  • You cannot exceed ten pages if you are on the free platform

Copyleaks is an excellent tool, especially for e-learners. The cloud-based platform supports different Unicode languages and file formats.

The MS add-on allows for real-time corrections. You can also download the mobile app. The downside is it has a monthly word limit of 2,500 for free checks. Beyond that, you have to sign up for one of the plans.

8. Quetext

What we like

  • It is both a citation assistant and plagiarism checker
  • The proprietary DeepSearch technology increases its efficiency

What we don’t like

  • You only get five free checks per month
  • It doesn’t allow for file uploading. You also can’t scan web pages or links

Quetext has proprietary DeepSearch technology for better functionality. It allows for fuzzy matching, contextual analysis, and conditional scoring. This makes it ideal for academic work.

It also uses ColorGrade feedback for the visual presentation of results. Manually input the source material information using the citation assistant. The downside is you have to register to use it. You may also need to opt for the paid version if you run many checks.

9. RaperRater

What we like

  • Offers 3-in-1 functionality; proofreading, plagiarism checker, and vocabulary builder
  • Very fast
  • You can customize the settings

What we don’t like

  • You cannot download or store results

PaperRater is a multifunctional tool. Proofread, check plagiarism and improve your vocabulary. You have the option of free or paid plans. It has a proprietary tool, Grendel, which uses algorithms to check work.

Finesse the search by customizing different aspects. Such include education level, paper type, and detection speed.

10. ProWritingAid

What we like

  • It generates insightful reports, including things like overused words

What we don’t like

  • It may not be beginner-friendly
  • You have to buy credit to run a plagiarism check

ProWritingAid is versatile and ideal for any writing. The reports are detailed and very comprehensive. There is a free version, but you will not be able to use the plagiarism checker.

Final Thoughts

We have shared our top 10 recommendations on plagiarism checkers. Some are free, while others offer more advanced features at a price. It helps to have a good understanding of your requirements to help you decide. Also, those that offer multiple functionalities will help make your writing stronger.


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