Slate is an app that checks for plagiarism, and manages your citations and bibliography too.
•How to check entire document for plagiarism Just open up the Slate Home interface and hit on Generate report to scan full document.
How to: Check plagiarism while writing in MS WORD.
To check a phrase for plagiarism in REAL TIME open the document in writing mode and drag the text you want to check. You will see a search icon, just click it and you will see a popup with the most relevant link to that page (example of popup included in screenshot).
How to: Generate citations automatically (in APA)
To cite a phrase automagically, first launch the document in writing mode (as before). First copy the text you want to cite, then right click on your Word document and click the Slate button. You will see the top sources matching your copied text. Just double-click to select it and you're done.
You must have a copy of MS Word installed to launch in writing mode. HOWEVER You do NOT need a copy of Word for full document plagiarism checks. Although it is preferred you have Word since the plagiarism report is outputted in the DOCX format.
What is the Slate button?
That Slate button is available in the "Writing Mode" of Slate, when you right click within your MS Word document. If you have dragged/selected text you can use the button as a plagiarism checker, and if you have nothing selected it turns into a citation manager and automatically cites the text in your clipboard after you click it. All of your citations are shown in a list which is available in the Task Bar while the app is launched.