Ratings and Reviews
It does work. I ask my students to write a summary of an article. Of course, I ask them to use their own words.
This tool enables me, not only to compare the summary with the original article, but also to compare it to the database of previously presented papers. This has allowed me to spot "suspicious" coincidences between works from previous years and the current one.
Things that the developers could improve: separate databases. We could save a database (not only write some comments) so we could keep working with only those files. This would make the scan faster and it would be easier for us to know if we have included all the documents we wanted or if we have to include any other.
If it had that last feature I'd give it 4 stars, and if it had the feature of checking the internet for coincidences, I'd give it a 5+… ;o)
nifty little app
This is a pretty cool litle app that finds text matches between two sets of documents. I find it quite useful to check for plagiarism in student essays and research papers. It's pretty easy to use: you create a database of documents you want to scan against, and another list of documents that are the suspects. The program finds any text strings that match both sets of documents and highlights them. For $16, it's a bargain,
Useless, it does not compare with documents on the web
Plagiarism checker is supposed to check against millions of documents on the web. Instead, in this software the user is supposed to build the reference data base. It is therefore USELESS. It will never find plagiarism.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.