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Soda PDF

$59
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 124 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.1.03.27559
  • Total Downloads:
    1,512,186
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 15, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (14-day trial); $59.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    9.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,697
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #22 in PDF Software

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will download a small installer file to your desktop. Remain online and double-click the installer to proceed with the actual download.

Editors' Review

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Soda PDF is an intuitive app for opening, creating, and editing PDF documents.

Pros

Modular format: You only install the modules you require, such as those needed to create PDFs or add password protection to PDFs, so you only pay for necessary features.

Quick launch: Soda loads all of its components very quickly.

Professional interface: The interface is professional looking and easy to navigate. It fits right in with Microsoft or Adobe software.

Cons

Lengthy installation: If the installation wasn't lengthy enough, the progress on the main application had to reach 100 percent twice before completion. In addition, the installation has an "express" install that includes a third-party toolbar, and you have to select a custom installation to avoid it.

Bottom Line

Soda PDF excels in affordability and usability. You're able to custom build a PDF solution to suit your needs, and the results are excellent.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Soda PDF 6.4.08.18629.

 
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"Poor installation, tries to install junkware, no uninst"

September 25, 2016  |  By MurcusT

2016-09-25 15:36:24  |  By MurcusT

 |  Version: Soda PDF 8.1.03.27559

Pros

It's free, but I can find no other redeeming quality.

Cons

Hands down one of the most ill-behaved pieces of software I have tested.
Did not install a program file list off the Start button in Windows 7 Pro.
There was no uninstall file in the control panel/uninstall list
There was no uninstall file in the directory it loaded into, even though the uninstall instruction specifically indicated there would be an uninstall file there.
Took over as default for all PDF files
The Soda installer also tried to load a bunch of junkware.
Terrible software
I had to do a system restore to get rid of Soda.

Summary

Find other options, perhaps something from SourceForge, at least they vet the software they post.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.1.03.27559
Version 8.1.03.27559 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Lulu Software
Publisher web site http://www.lulusoftware.com
Release Date September 21, 2015
Date Added June 15, 2016
Version 8.1.03.27559
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.23MB
File Name Soda_PDF_8_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,512,186
Downloads Last Week 1,697
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $59

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