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  • 2.0 stars

    "As a free viewer/creator, lots of aggravating oddities."

    November 23, 2014  |   By DoctorQuality

    Version: Soda PDF Max 7.0.16.20136

    Pros

    I used the free View & Create modules of Soda 7, and while this product is very well thought out, offers many smooth features and appears to be coded very tightly & professionally, I found enough minor oddities to cause me to de-install it.

    Cons

    Installs toolbar in all Microsoft products, no psuedo-printer (like PrimoPDF), forced to open useless online account, doesn't accept acall correctly passed to it by certain other products, no "auto-align image

    Summary

    I used the free View & Create modules of Soda, and while this product is very well thought out, offers many smooth features and appears to be coded very tightly & professionally, I found enough minor oddities to cause me to de-install it. (1) It installs a toolbar into every Microsoft application you own whether you like it or not. They cannot be rearranged, repositioned or customized in any way. Well you can do it, but next session they just re-emerge as originally installed. I eventually found the Soda file to delete to stop this from occurring in Word (and had to use Word to disable the addin), but when I deleted the Soda file that creates the Excel toolbar, it negatively impacted Excel and Excel files. I had to do a restore rollback to recover from all that. (2) It does not install a pseudo-printer (like PrimoPDF) so you can't, say, pull down the Print menu while using Firefox and use Print to create a PDF file. You would have to save the HTML file, then open it with Soda, then convert it to a PDF using Soda. It does install what LOOKS LIKE a pseudo-printer that appears in the Printers drop-down, but it doesn't actually do anything except create a file with an odd extension that Soda won't actually open/read. (3) Soda comes with an online equivalent of its Soda software and you are forced to open an account at the website. The account is tied to your email address and, once set, cannot be changed. I ran into issues where I was expected to logon to the online site in order to just open & use the actual software product. (4) The PrimoPDF program cannot properly call Soda to view the PDFs that PrimoPDF generates. There's a glitch in Soda in that it crashes if it is passed (from PrimoPDF) a file/folder name that contains any spaces. (5) Soda does not apparently offer an "auto-align image" function ? unless you purchase the Editing module. I needed it as my scanner bar is slightly out of alignment. (6) It installed a Firefox add-on titled PDF Creator 1.0. I couldn't figure out what it was for and it offered no Options or Uninstall buttons either. The user is allowed to Disable it ? but what it is actually doing? In the Firefox AddIn store, there's another Soda Creator product with a different version number. I installed it but I can't figure out what it's doing either, though it looks to appear to somehow offer the same services that the online website offers. (7) It has a Recent Documents area that never forgets documents unless they are deleted, one at a time. It also doesn't seem to be willing to forget recent folders opened. (8) For a PDF viewer, it takes way too long to open up than Adobe Reader or Foxit. There is no way to turn off Soda side and top panels when being used as a viewer, consuming screen space needlessly. And most of the functionality being offered in those panels actually relate to other paid modules such as Editor. Again, appears to be overall an excellent product, especially if you spend a lot of time creating and manipulating PDFs, (i.e., Edit, OCR, merging/splitting). But as just a viewer/creator, I ran into enough oddities as described above that I ended up abandoning the product.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Straightforward and very easy."

    November 16, 2014  |   By Heeut

    Version: Soda PDF Max 7.0.16.20136

    Pros

    Actually, I just used the program to convert my files into PDF for mailing to my clients. The software is user-friendly and easy to use.

    Cons

    Nothing major.

    Summary

    I use this primarily to create PDF's and e-mail them.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good program, very effective."

    November 15, 2014  |   By Earom19

    Version: Soda PDF Max 7.0.16.20136

    Pros

    Couldn't ask for a better pdf tool. I tried several of the top ranked tools and they were hard to use. This one is the best.

    Cons

    Nothing bad

    Summary

    The best money can buy.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Never thought that creating a pdf file was so easy."

    November 14, 2014  |   By Pargety

    Version: Soda PDF Max 7.0.16.20136

    Pros

    You get a lot of options for choosing the quality of the file that you want to be created. You can create a pdf file suitable for viewing on the screen, for printing, for eBook or with a custom resolution. This is great!

    Cons

    Best of the best.

    Summary

    Put out the extra cash to get the full version. Worth every penny

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent and simple user-friendly software"

    November 12, 2014  |   By Thelds213242

    Version: Soda PDF Max 7.0.16.20136

    Pros

    It does what I want: convert to PDF
    Easy access to settings: light file size for web, higher quality for print etc.
    Super-fast, much much faster than Acrobat

    Cons

    Nothing I would complain about.

    Summary

    Thank you Soda PDF 6.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent!"

    November 11, 2014  |   By Poll1964

    Version: Soda PDF Max 7.0.16.20136

    Pros

    This program is very light and fast and converts files to pdf with many options and a very handy security encryption for PDFs. Excellent

    Cons

    Nothing wrong with this software

    Summary

    I recommend it warmly to one and all.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easiest way to create PDFs"

    November 9, 2014  |   By Anced1982

    Version: Soda PDF Max 6.4.08.18629

    Pros

    Works well never had a problem. Well designed and solid. I was able to combine 27 pages into 1 document faster than a speeding bullet. The GUI is so user friendly I can't get enough of this program.

    Cons

    Keep you posted.

    Summary

    Its ease of use is paramount. Love this program and I highly recommend its use.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best software for creating a PDF!"

    November 7, 2014  |   By Hibed1990

    Version: Soda PDF Max 6.4.08.18629

    Pros

    It allows an expedient method to create pdf files from any source document. I especially like the ease at which one document can be appended to an existing pdf file. Awesome editing tools.

    Cons

    With slow computers boots up slowly. Once running works like a charm.

    Summary

    The best of the best.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "This is really an excellent product."

    November 6, 2014  |   By Granxis

    Version: Soda PDF Max 6.4.08.18629

    Pros

    Clear instructions when selecting options. This is the easiest to use and fastest conversion software that I have seen. Very cool encryption and password protection of PDFs.

    Cons

    It does all as advertised. No problems.

    Summary

    Don't waste your time trying the others. Just download.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does a good job."

    November 6, 2014  |   By Affs1991

    Version: Soda PDF Max 6.4.08.18629

    Pros

    Gets the job done easily. Works far better than Acrobat, which is intrusive and has a lot of embedded security stuff that sometimes makes it impossible to share documents. I use it in art class and it makes my reviews a lot simpler when we have images involved. Add, take away, and edit any image with ease.

    Cons

    All good here.

    Summary

    What's to say, it does what it is supposed to do.

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