Plagiarism checker: free or paid?

If you have decided to use a plagiarism checker, that is excellent news! In most cases, it proves to be a worthy and much-needed addition to your business. Oxsico has a lot of upsides, provides flexibility in responsibility delegation, room to cut costs, sought after space to develop or polish content as well as much much more. Nevertheless, you might come across a dilemma, a fork in the road so to speak. On the one hand, we see a premium plagiarism checker with lots of sources, a proven track record, satisfied clients and all that other positive info. On the other, however, there is some free software, offering seemingly the same service for free. The choice is plain and simple. Or is it?

Is it really free or hidden payment?

With free services, usually comes hidden clauses and a variety of other issues. Let’s take plagiarism checkers as an example. No matter how you look at it, what angles of approach you select, there is a cost to cover. Establishing an enterprise, developing software, making it work, fixing issues, even hosting and domain names – all have to be paid for. This is what happens with free software most of the time. Instead of having a pure and ‘clean’ interface, you get bombarded with pop-up ads, constant redirects, or limits on interaction.

Moreover, in the real world, free plagiarism checkers use small databases only. Nothing special, nothing beneficial, if we are honest. No real plagiarism prevention gets established if you only use public sources.

Furthermore, as mentioned above, the free services could lure you in with a trial period. It is only open for a limited time, and after you upload your document, they will ask for a fee just to compare it against free databases. There are numerous other ways, “Free” services attract clients and users but every single time the outcome is either unsatisfactory, or there are just no results to account and show for.

This is the primary reasons why it is crucial to find reputable, trustworthy and working plagiarism checking software providers. Premium services in this area especially are more efficient, more reliable and just work better.

Are private databases that important?

Individuals, small project owners or first-time blog posters could once or twice get away with only comparing their papers against the public sources. Be that as it may, businesses and academic institutions cannot be happy with just barely getting through. Even those same individuals or writers focused on crafting and creating original content with unique angles of approach, script authors, students writing a thesis, journalists or anyone with a desire well-done writing are better off choosing premium plagiarism checking software, like Oxford Similarity Checker.

Comparison with closed, payrolled and private databases is crucial to the good outcome. Did you know that only 10% of the entire content on the web today is freely accessed to the public? That means 90% is handled by institutions, organisations, database managers etc. When using free plagiarism checkers, you will not be able to access what is in those private databases. So, for schools, universities, colleges, businesses, other institutions or individual professional writers, the integrity and the authenticity of their content, as well as prestige, have to be attained and preserved. That is done to progress and move forward while growing and remaining reputable in the competitive market of content creators. Room for plagiarism is, therefore, non-existent.

We can give a real-world example. Our software has access to more than 14 trillion sources including indexed websites, academic databases and more. Free services cannot even compete with such a number because a large portion of those sources come from private databases.

Nonetheless, a part of any profit-seeking organisations’ funds get allocated to R&D, so we are continuously improving service, expanding the databases. Free checkers do not have the resources to maintain these databases. That is why you end up with the need to complete surveys, watch tons of ads and find yourselves in an overall struggle trying to check the documents for plagiarism. Of course, only when using free services.

Go premium – no delirium

Our recommendation in this case – choose the premium service over the free. While the first contact and opening moments could show nothing wrong, going deeper and using the service longer will bring out the downside. Hands down premium software are superior in the long run.

Besides, the results which are displayed by free plagiarism checking software are very vague when compared to the likes of Oxsic. Reports of free checkers are not detailed; they lack specifics and bring minimum or zero value at all. That is quite the opposite of what you get with a premium service.