Soda PDF 6

Soda PDF 6

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 114 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.05.13783
  • Total Downloads:
    1,419,482
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 02, 2013
  • Price:
    Free to try (14-day trial); $9.95 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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Businesses need affordable PDF solutions that don't require budgeted training time to learn. Soda PDF Professional 2011 with OCR offers itself as the "Smart & Simple" enterprise PDF solution. It proved to be capable, flexible, easy to use, and affordable enough for individuals and organizations that need more than what free tools offer yet can't afford the big-box bundles.

During the installation process, Soda PDF gave us the option to designate it as the default application for PDF files. The program opened with a Getting Started page inside a well-executed interface with attractive, businesslike graphics and an efficient layout. The toolbar contains all the necessary features for using PDFs, including Zoom, Find, Rotate, and View controls, and some extras, such as Bookmarks, highlighted form fields in searches, and a snapshot tool for capturing views of any part of a document. The main window features compact tabs along either edge that open sidebars with pushpins: Page Preview, Signatures, Links, and Bookmarks on the left, and Properties and Search on the right. We could also easily create and customize tabs by clicking Custom on the tabbed menu bar. This menu bar focuses functions in useful groupings: Create & Convert, Edit & Insert, and Secure & Sign. Each tab included a customized toolbar with item-specific controls; for instance, Secure & Sign let us access Digital Signature, Secure Permissions, and Password Security features. Part of the program's appeal is its OCR capability, which proved able to capture data from documents or a scanner.

While Soda PDF certainly lives up to its billing as a full-featured PDF client, it also holds up on the easy-to-use claims; any time we felt a need to start over, we merely clicked the Home tab to return to the essential functions. The program offers considerable help, too, including a multi-age User's Guide. We were impressed with Soda PDF Professional 2011. There seems to be little it can't do with PDFs, and we wonder why you'd pay more.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of Soda PDF Professional - 2011 1.2.82.364. The trial version is limited to 14 days.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
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  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 114 votes

    • 5 star 55
    • 4 star 16
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 24
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3 stars

"difficult to use"

April 16, 2014  |  By wayne56--2008

 |  Version: Soda PDF 6 6.0.05.13783

Pros

can do just about everything

Cons

was not intuitive trying to just do scan & OCR

Summary

will not purchase

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5 stars

"Happy user"

January 29, 2014  |  By Triny1984

 |  Version: Soda PDF 6 6.0.05.13783

Pros

Mine downloaded well!!! like how it iss super new looking... very happy with it and it does more than what I expected to be honest.

Cons

only good things

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4 stars

"No issues."

January 27, 2014  |  By Shim191

 |  Version: Soda PDF 6 6.0.05.13783

Pros

really good program. no issues for me when downloading. i see there are many things to do with this pdf program more than just being able to view pdf files

Cons

Like I said, no issues

Summary

I will explore this pdf software more, but looks good so far.

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4 stars

"Thank you Soda!"

January 25, 2014  |  By Ourn1969

 |  Version: Soda PDF 6 6.0.05.13783

Pros

Thanks for all your comments and tipS! I downloaded Soda and activated the convert module. I actually like the program.

Cons

If anything comes up I'll update this

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5 stars

"5 star program!"

January 25, 2014  |  By Lowead96

 |  Version: Soda PDF 6 6.0.05.13783

Pros

i read that this is a 5-star-rated program so i wanted to download the program and see myself. but when i read the reviews here, i saw all this ad and spam stuff that came with the downloader here so I just downloaded the application from the company website and entered the activation key that i got in my email. and it worked out perfectly fine. no spam no ads nothing!

Cons

Nothing to speak of

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3 stars

"Poor piece of software."

January 23, 2014  |  By ghinfla

 |  Version: Soda PDF 6 6.0.05.13783

Pros

Doesn't work nearly as well as the Nuance product although it was a free download.

Cons

Converted a legal file and it was illegible. Told me that it had Russian language (it didn't). Took me 30 minutes to clean up all the crap that came with it. Therefore I don't use Download very much.

Summary

Waste of time.

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5 stars

"Works Perfectly"

January 21, 2014  |  By ShammerSham

 |  Version: Soda PDF 6 6.0.05.13783

Pros

Easy to use with a sleek interface. All the settings are easy to identify and implement. I really have to say the modular options you can add are a really cool feature!

Cons

No complaints

Summary

I find it odd that I only found out about this software recently given how well it works

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4 stars

"Very attractive PDF software"

January 21, 2014  |  By Sugger94

 |  Version: Soda PDF 6 6.0.05.13783

Pros

Great solution for both business and personal uses. I especially like the OCR capability as it frequently comes in handy in my line of work. Perfectly compatible with my Windows 8 computer and Windows 7 Lenovo laptop. The customizable modules are a brilliant idea that really made me appreciate the value of this product. I have already converted a few of my colleagues to Soda PDF and they all seem to enjoy it as well

Cons

It took just a little bit of time to learn the basics but after that it was a breeze.

Summary

I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a customizable PDF software. I don't think I've ever managed to find one before. Like I said, I already have a few colleagues that use it and they all seem to be happy... Soda must be doing something right !

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.05.13783
Version 6.0.05.13783 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Lulu Software
Publisher web site http://www.lulusoftware.com
Release Date December 02, 2013
Date Added December 02, 2013
Version 6.0.05.13783
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.51MB
File Name Soda_PDF_7_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,419,482
Downloads Last Week 361
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $9.95

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