Viper is a lightweight software application specialized in detecting plagiarism in students’ essays or various other projects.
This tool comes in handy in case you intend to verify the authenticity of different academic papers that may include notes taken from books or journals, which are plagiarized or copied accidentally without specifying the reference.
In order to access the program’s features, you are required to create an account on the official website, which can be done with minimum effort.
Viper sports a clean and intuitive layout that offers quick access to a set of well-organized functions.
Documents can be uploaded into the working environment using the built-in browse button, so you cannot rely on the “drag and drop” support.
For accurate plagiarism results, you are required to select the category for each file, namely Cover Letter, Personal Statement, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Education, English Literature, Finance, Film Studies, Translation, and many others.
What’s more, you can open the files directly from the primary panel using you default application, view information about the files to be scanned, such as location, number of words and unique words, scanning time, status, progress, as well as delete or print the selected document.
One of the top features bundled in this tool is a smart system which provides side-by-side highlighted comparison between the original document and plagiarized text.
The application is able to scan your computer and a wide range of documents published on the Internet, and provides a list with URLs from where the text was copied.
Other important features worth mentioning are represented by the possibility to generate reports at the end of the scanning process, view details about the number of matching words and percentage, as well as limit the scanning task to a user-defined number of files.
Last but not least, you can start or stop the scanning operation and use hotkeys for a better control over the entire process. Since there aren’t many configuration settings, even rookies can set up the dedicated parameters on the go.
During our testing we have noticed that Viper accomplishes a task quickly, but it is not friendly with computer resources, so the overall performance of the computer may be burdened.
All in all, Viper proves to be a reliable application that offers an intuitive layout and a handy set of parameters for helping you detect plagiarism.