About Unicheck

Category: Plagiarism Checker
Unicheck is a professional cloud-based plagiarism detection software that serves students, educators, and businesses from over 90 countries. Its technology can check for plagiarism against 40+ billion web pages and manipulations with texts like suspicious formatting and digital trickery.

Company: Unicheck

The team behind Unicheck comprises developers, computational linguists, and education industry experts who have come together to create products that improve academic integrity. The company was founded in 2014 and is currently headquartered in Sacramento, California.

In-Depth Analysis

0 Overall
Price 3.0
Performance 5.0
Ease Of Use 3.0
Features 3.0
Support 4.0

Pros

  • Fast plagiarism report generation
  • Useful integrations for students and educators
  • Bulk uploading

Cons

  • Lack of other writing features (grammar checking, real-time editing)
  • Not cost-friendly for personal and business users

Unicheck Comparisons

VS
VS
VS
Plans & Pricing
Free
$0
/mo
  • Similarity Score
  • Full-scale interactive report
Personal
$5
/20 Pages*
  • Everything in the Free plan
  • Google Docs add-on
  • Bulk file checking
  • Organizable online dashboard
K-12 and Higher Ed
Custom
  • Comes in Essentials, Support Plus, and Enterprise
  • Plagiarism report against 91+ billion web pages
  • 99.9% uptime
  • Full data encryption
  • Auto-inclusion of citations and references
  • Canvas, Schoology, Moodle, Google Classroom integrations
Business
$5
/20 Pages*
  • Everything in the Personal plan
  • Ready-to-use open API
  • Custom sources integration
  • Extended integrations

 

Performance

Unicheck is one of the fastest plagiarism checkers available. Its report generation matches Grammarly’s in terms of speed. A document of 1053 words took Unicheck only 22 seconds to deliver a comprehensive plagiarism analysis. For 192 words, meanwhile, I waited only for 5 seconds. At the time of checking, my Internet speed was 80.34 mbps.

Unicheck’s plagiarism technology is also good enough to detect different types of plagiarism and doesn’t excuse common or overused phrases. If I rewrite a plagiarized sentence and change a few words, the software still detects it but gives a lower similarity percentage.

However, it pales compared to competitors like Quetext, which has unique features that take surrounding words into context.

Unicheck Performance results and detection

While it also has a citation and references detection which will exclude your citations, it only works if you follow the MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard, and Turabian format. This makes it a handy feature for educational papers and news articles, but not for blogs.

Uniqueness

 Unicheck is a special plagiarism detection software for schools. Its citation features, integrations with LMS, and unique quotes for institutions make it ideal for students and educators.

Ease of Use

Unicheck’s user interface is simple and visually appealing. It’s also very intuitive. For new users, the software will provide a sample document containing all the guidelines on its features. Once you absorb those, the tool is a breeze to use from there.

Unicheck Ease of use of the reporting

Having documents checked for plagiarism is also time-saving because Unicheck provides consistently fast performance. Even if your Internet connection is bad, the tool will give you reports in seconds.

Its Google Docs add-on is also easy to install and use. If you are on Unicheck’s education plan, you can also get access to more integrations to learning management systems like Canvas, Schoology, Moodle, and Google Classroom.

Unicheck ease of use of the plagiarism checker

However, because Unicheck charges per page (275 words), there is no real-time editor once your document is checked. It will cost another page if you want to have the document rechecked after making edits.

Unicheck is specially designed for school institutions and perhaps offers better deals to them. But for business and personal users, the software may not be cost-effective, especially for those who regularly write documents of 1000 words. This word count will already cost 4 pages in Unicheck.

Customer Support

Unicheck offers all the standard customer support channels except for live chat. Its help center covers basic topics and resources catering to students and educators. Although there is no opportunity to chat with a representative, Unicheck’s prompt phone and email support make up for it.

Unicheck’s help center covers a decent number of topics, but there wasn’t any article or page dedicated to directly answering whether or not they offered a free trial.

Their search function would simply highlight articles that contain the search word or phrase instead of articles that directly answer any questions related to the word. In this case, the guidance of a chatbot would be more helpful to get the answers I need quickly.

Unicheck support response

Nevertheless, I tested their customer support via the contact form to check how fast they would respond. I asked whether Unicheck offers a free trial and if they have integrations. I was impressed to have received a reply within 10 minutes. The answers they provided were clear.

24/7 Help & Support
24/7 Help & Support
24/7 support is offered via phone and email.
Phone Support
Phone Support
Toll-free contact numbers are available.
Email
Email
There is an option for all users to email the support team.
Video Tutorials
Video Tutorials
The help center has a dedicated page for video tutorials.
FAQ
FAQ
The FAQ covers basic and advanced software-related issues.
Blog
Blog
Blog available on the website.
Features & Functionality
General Features

Unicheck ease of use of the plagiarism checker

Similarity Report

Unicheck’s similarity report is generated after analyzing billions of web pages in its database. A similarity score is given to each source detected, and the report automatically arranges these scores from highest to lowest. The similarity report also includes documents in your library in its analysis to help point out self-plagiarism.

Color Mask

Unicheck assigns color codes for different sources for easy reference. Yellow highlights indicate phrases that have similarity scores. Blue is for citations, while violet is for references.

Unicheckcolor mapping

Minimap

Unicheck’s minimap feature gives you a report overview of your document. Each line is color-coded and corresponds to a specific page, making it easy and quick to review texts that need to be edited.

Unicheck Minimap

Citation Detection

The citation feature excludes quoted sentences or proper citations from the report so that your overall similarity score will be lower. It recognizes the MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard, and Turabian formats.

LMS Integrations

Unicheck’s K-12 and higher education plans come with integrations for popular LMS like Google Classroom, Canvas, Moodle, and Schoology.

Privacy

Unicheck ensures privacy and security for your documents because its servers are hosted in the Amazon Web Services cloud. This also makes them GDPR and FERPA compliant.

Features
  • Plagiarism Check
  • Style Editor
  • Citation Finder
  • Content Scan
  • Text Similarity Detection
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Multiple File Format Support
  • Spell Checker
Grammar
Features
  • Grammar Check
  • Tone Check
  • Sentence Formatting
  • Style Editor
  • Vocabulary Recommendations
  • Sentence Rephrasing
  • Dictionary
Product Type
Features
  • Standalone Application
  • Plugin
  • Browser Application
  • Desktop Application
Database Type
Features
  • Custom Database
  • Internet Content
  • Proprietary Database
  • Academic Databases
Verdict

Unicheck’s plagiarism checker is standard-grade. It can check all forms of plagiarism in a matter of seconds, and also has the capability to exclude citations and references. However, it lacks other helpful features that writers may need, including a real-time editor and a grammar checker.

Although Unicheck has a free version, you may need an account to access it. Personal and business plans may not be a cost-effective option for those who have to check a large number of documents with high word counts. You are better off with other plagiarism checkers that offer subscriptions and complementary features to plagiarism checks.

Unicheck is specifically developed for school use; hence students and educators will benefit the most. The flexible plans and integrations Unicheck offers cater to institutions and those who use learning management systems.

Noah Edis
Author: Noah Edis
Noah Edis is a freelance writer and systems engineer with a wealth of experience in modern hardware and software. When he's not working on his latest project, you can find him playing competitive dodgeball or pursuing his personal interest in programming.
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