Soda PDF 6

Soda PDF 6

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 105 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.4.08.18629
  • Total Downloads:
    1,385,200
  • Date Added:
    September 21, 2014
  • File Size:
    9.18MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    195
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

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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4 stars

"Fantastic and easy to use."

October 30, 2014  |  By Couspit

 |  Version: Soda PDF 6 6.4.08.18629

Pros

It lives up to its promise of being able to convert the listed formats into PDF. Soda PDF does so quickly, efficiently, and without any fuss. It's so easy anyone can use it.

Cons

A+ no cons here.

Summary

The product works as promised.

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5 stars

"Awesome. Does what it's supposed to do."

October 29, 2014  |  By popckill

 |  Version: Soda PDF 6 6.4.08.18629

Pros

I've tried several different types of output formats and they all converted perfectly to pdf. Love the ease and simplicity of the program. Seems to work with all the programs I have.

Cons

Zero thus far.

Summary

Very happy with this reader looking forward to sharing this with friends.

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5 stars

"Incredible Product"

October 27, 2014  |  By not2seen

 |  Version: Soda PDF 6 6.4.08.18629

Pros

Since it is my default viewer, I always have Soda PDF 6 open with a variety of documents and i find myself editing directly. Something I could never do with other viwers like Adobe because it was very taxing on my PC.

Cons

Nothing wrong here.

Summary

The best PDF reader money can buy.

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5 stars

"Let the world know about Soda PDF 6."

October 26, 2014  |  By JuliaCMontgomery

 |  Version: Soda PDF 6 6.4.08.18629

Pros

I am not a real techie and I was totally confused about how to view, save, edit and use PDF files. Soda PDF 6 really made it easy for me to learn just how much flexibility I have with PDFs and how much power this software has.

Cons

No problems at all

Summary

Really love it and I use it for all my PDF needs.

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5 stars

"Adobe who?"

October 24, 2014  |  By IsraelSBasham

 |  Version: Soda PDF 6 6.4.08.18629

Pros

Soda now sets the bar when it comes to PDF readers. I have tried more than 10 PDF files and this program converts PDF to word successfully. Soda PDF 6 has many great features such as being able to design your own PDFs from scratch. The ability to create and combine multiple PDFs into one document.

Cons

Not free but worth the price.

Summary

Nothing I would rather use to read, open and edit PDFs.

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5 stars

"Far and away the best document reader I'm aware of."

October 23, 2014  |  By GloriaRAllen

 |  Version: Soda PDF 6 6.4.08.18629

Pros

Soda PDF reader 6 is extremely flexible, very efficient, and with a wide variety of display options makes this my favorite way to read documents. There's nothing better when the document has a mix of text, graphics, and other media.

Cons

I'm not 100% computer literate so I had trouble at first.

Summary

I use this reader exclusively as it works fast and doesn't use up resources.

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4 stars

"The only pdf viewer I use"

October 22, 2014  |  By TheodoreNMoore

 |  Version: Soda PDF 6 6.4.08.18629

Pros

I have Soda pdf 6 on my laptop and never have any problems with it. I gotta say it's pretty light on its feet and very dependable. The software is easy to use and a joy to work with. The OCR is a feature not found on other softwares. It can recognize text automatically for you.

Cons

The install wasn't lightning fast but not that slow... I can live with it.

Summary

I would like to recommend it to everyone, I think everyone will benefit from it.

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5 stars

"Soda PDF 6 is awesome!"

October 21, 2014  |  By Saps1987

 |  Version: Soda PDF 6 6.4.08.18629

Pros

Rapid conversion - Advanced Functions was very easy to install and very fast.So many different options to view your pdf file. It's great for e-books compared to Adobe Acrobat. This software is cleaner and easy to use. I love the option of being able to put a password on your pdf file to keep my files private and secure.

Cons

Nothing I can find..

Summary

I'm glad I found out about this product.Clean software and so simple you need to try this.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.4.08.18629
Version 6.4.08.18629 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher LULU Software
Publisher web site http://www.lulusoftware.com
Release Date August 29, 2014
Date Added September 21, 2014
Version 6.4.08.18629
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.18MB
File Name Soda_PDF_6_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,385,200
Downloads Last Week 195
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $9.95

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