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Soda PDF

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out of 123 votes out of 4 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Dec. 27, 2015
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    Free to try (14-day trial); $59.00 to buy (Buy it now)
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    #9 in PDF Software

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Editors' Review


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


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.


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

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1 stars

"Slow , NO support, after 10 days my Pro license is gone"

May 13, 2016  |  By compugr

2016-05-13 21:00:00  |  By compugr

 |  Version: Soda PDF


Suppose to edit pdfs , but I never got a chance as it kicked my license out after 2 weeks


Support never get back to me after 7 mails and support requests using their email address and web form. On multiple occasions . 1 month later , no response.
It also creates 4 !!! 4 services with automatic start up in Win 10. Nitro PDF has only 2, which you can easy disable in Nitro itself


Never will use it again !!!! takes a lot of resources. Starts so slow that I can make a cup of tea while it starts up. License for PRO version fail to work in 2 weeks. Support did not reply even after 30 days

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5 stars

"Don't be ripped off by Adobe, Soda PDF 8 is great!"

March 28, 2016  |  By ally700

2016-03-28 00:53:40  |  By ally700

 |  Version: Soda PDF


It does everything I want to with a PDF document really well. No issues at all so far, feels very solid, a pleasure to use and it is a lot cheaper than Adobe equivalent. The modules do not feel separate, but well integrated, clear and easy to use. Gets the job done quickly and the document previews integrated into windows explorer are very useful. It is much better than I expected and I do not feel I have a second class piece of software but a well thought out professional product with an excellent user interface which puts Adobe with their rip off prices to shame. I have not used the OCR module so cannot comment on that. A fair price, (at the promotional offer of £40 Sterling which I got from AShampoo) for an ultimate PDF solution which gets the job done quickly and is a pleasure to use. Thank you Lulu Software for a perfect alternative to the extortionately priced market leader.


You will be missing out on the chance to increase the revenues of an enormous corporation dedicated to extracting as much money from you as possible, maybe that is not actually a con after all.


Excellent PDF software solution, gets the job done extremely well at a fraction of the price compared to the market leader. This is not a lightweight offering but a serious professional product easy and satisfying to use.

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1 stars

"Don't Install Unless You Want to Buy"

March 25, 2016  |  By damcgee

2016-03-25 15:25:55  |  By damcgee

 |  Version: Soda PDF


Seemed to work ok when I tried it out.


Popups...Popups... Popups... It started with "Go Pro 25% off...", then eventually it got to 60% off and the popup wouldn't disappear - just stayed in the bottom of my screen so I had to actually uninstall this adware. During that process - it shut down Word & Excel without notification. I'm still not sure if it is entirely gone... Maybe it will come back and offer 90% off when I reboot my computer?


There has to be a better way to flog your software guys... Based on my experience I wouldn't buy it anymore at any price.

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1 stars

"This got by CNET malware filter need 2 hours to remove"

February 26, 2016  |  By victorpc

2016-02-26 22:52:21  |  By victorpc

 |  Version: Soda PDF


Yes it does what it says with pop ups


A big hit to your registry and plugins everywhere won't remove itself properly and leaves so much behind took 2 hours to remove all it left behind and only attempt if you know how to edit your registry


Better PDF readers out there and less annoying and stubborn to remove. Best to make a restore point and backup registry to make it easier

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
Version may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Publisher Lulu Software
Publisher web site
Release Date September 21, 2015
Date Added December 27, 2015
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.15MB
File Name Soda_PDF_8_Installer.exe
Total Downloads 1,492,118
Downloads Last Week 1,899
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $59

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