QueText claims to be the number one plagiarism checker in the world. But that’s a claim that every entry on our list seems to make about themselves.
Can QueText actually back up this statement? Is it one of the best plagiarism detection tools out there? Is it the good plagiarism checker you’re looking for?
To be honest, they’re definitely in the running. This is a product that runs like a well-oiled machine. They’re very upfront about the features of their service, and file upload on QueText was a breeze.
Here’s how they stack up to their top competitor, Grammarly (read review).
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QueText has an accurate plagiarism checking database that pulls from websites, books, and journals.
The plagiarism detector is easy to use, has a robust reporting system, and excellent customer service.
Plus, my hands-on test of this plagiarism checker tool was a joy.
1. DeepSearch Database
QueText uses a system known as DeepSearch for all of their premium clients’ reports.
DeepSearch pulls from 35 billion websites, 20 million books, and 1 million journals. It is an all-encompassing system that leaves no stone unturned in the hunt for plagiarism. What’s more, you can exclude specific sources when searching with this suite of small SEO tools.
2. Multiple Languages
QueText checker handles a lot more than just English. You can search for plagiarism in French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Arabic, and Russian as well.
3. Detailed Report Exporting
QueText checker allows you to export your plagiarism findings in a detailed report. I was amazed at how much information gets packed into this document.
When I went to copy and paste our plagiarism sample content (which is just under 4,000 words) it gave me back a PDF file that was 81 pages long.
4. Smooth Hands-on Test
Using this checker was an overwhelmingly positive experience, unlike many a plagiarism tool I’ve tested.
Much like other plagiarism software on this list, you start off by either uploading a document or pasting copy.
I entered our plagiarism sample content and the checker got right to work.
It took a few minutes to compile the results, which makes sense given the amount of content the DeepSearch system goes through.
The checker marked the plagiarism report up, with a whopping 84% plagiarism percentage.
The copy was also highlighted according to the severity of plagiarism.
The red line means that it’s 100% taken from somewhere else. QueText’s plagiarism checkers also lets you know where it came from so that you can properly source the quote.
Just to be sure that everything was functioning well, we uploaded our clean sample content, and got wildly different results, as expected.
5. Great Customer Service
I reached out to QueText’s customer service department to ask about the mobile functionality of their plagiarism checkers. I was impressed with their service thus far and wanted to see if there were any improvements coming in the form of an Android or iOS app.
I sent them an email, using the address I found on their site.
I got a quick and helpful response from Sam, a member of their support team.
Sam answered my question, thanked me for reaching out, and gave me an alternative avenue in the form of using the service on a mobile browser.
That’s quality customer service.
QueText’s plagiarism checkers have a few small flaws. Word counts are on the smaller end, the database is relatively limited, there is no grammar checker, and there aren’t any mobile apps available.
1. Restricted Word Counts
The free version of QueText’s plagiarism detection software only allows you to check 500 words at a time and run three reports in a one month period.
The premium paid version has no such restrictions. Users can run an unlimited number of reports and searches.
However, there is a limit of 25,000 words at a time (50 pages). So it’s fairly restricted compared to Grammarly’s 150k word count.
2. Limited Database Size
The DeepSearch technology is impressive. However, with a database that only numbers in the tens of millions (vs. billions with Grammarly or WhiteSmoke), it’s on the smaller end of the spectrum overall.
3. No Grammar checker
QueText specializes in plagiarism detection. Unfortunately, that means there’s no built-in grammar tool like a few other online plagiarism checker tools. So that might be a deal-breaker if you were looking for an all-in-one tool.
4. No Mobile Apps
Unlike the Grammarly plagiarism checker, QueText is only available via a computer. It supports search engines like Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera browsers, but not Internet Explorer. (I guess the two people still using Internet Explorer will have to pass on this checker tool).
Unfortunately, the company has no mobile presence whatsoever. That is disappointing considering the growing popularity of mobile web browsing and online tools to detect plagiarism.
QueText Cost, Plans, & Payment Options
There are only two plans available for QueText. Their limited free option and the PRO plan.
As you can see, the free plan only uses basic searches to check for plagiarism, while the PRO membership employs DeepSearch.
The PRO membership’s plagiarism checking tools come at a cost of $9.99 per month. You can pay with a credit or debit card only.
Do I Recommend QueText?
Yes and no.
The plagiarism-checking side of the equation is pretty solid, much like a Grammarly plagiarism tool or something simple. It’s extremely easy to use, has great reporting, and fantastic customer service.
On the other hand, the database size is a little limited, word counts are restricted, there’s no built-in grammar checker, and there aren’t any mobile apps.
At just $9.99 per month, it’s one of the better Grammarly alternatives and SEO tools on the market and will help content creators avoid plagiarism.
But it might not be the best of all the-in-one checking tools out there, depending on your needs. Fortunately, it’s easy to find a detection tool that works for you.