LULU Software

SODA PDF

4.5 / 5 25 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Small, medium and enterprise-level businesses have successfully adopted Soda PDF for their document management needs and have in turn experienced significant productivity gains.


Average Ratings

25 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $84.00/year/user
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details
    Different plans and perpetual license options available.
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • LULU Software
  • www.sodapdf.com/business
  • Founded 2009
  • Canada

About SODA PDF

Soda PDF Anywhere is the first fully functional PDF solution available both as a desktop and a web-based app. Users have the freedom to access features on any device with a web browser, including desktops, laptops, smartphones, and tablets. It comes equipped with innovative features specifically designed to increase productivity, including PDF conversion, editing, reviewing & security tools, a reputable e-signature solution, Bates numbering, cloud integration, and much more. Try it free today!


SODA PDF Features

  • Annotations
  • Convert to PDF
  • Digital Signature
  • Encryption
  • Merge / Append
  • PDF Reader
  • Watermarking

SODA PDF Reviews Recently Reviewed!


FREE functionality is very good!

Jun 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I needed software to allow me to protect PDF files to prevent opening by an unintended party. I was able to add just the security module .
It is also a plus that it includes a PDF print device, especially since I am still using Windows 7.

Cons: Actually there are a few things.
1) It does not remember the directory used for new output files.
2) Highlighting is not included with the FREE functionality. It is with Acrobat Reader.
3) The first time output is directed to the PDF printer, the software is very slow to load.

Overall: It gave me the capability to transmit PDF files that are password protected.
Also, it provided a PDF print device.

My preferred PDF viewer and editor

Jul 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: User interface is fantastic. Working speed also. Different options offer solutions for all sort of necessities or problems.

Cons: By my humble opinion, subscription plans are not a model for every software solution. In this case a one-time payment would be something to expect. Slightly heavy on computer resources.

Overall: Documents in PDF are global standard. After experimenting with several solution I found that this one is best solution on the market, for my needs.

SODA PDF is sell designed and easy to use. One of the best PDF programs available incthe market.

Jul 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Soda PDF os a jack of all trades. Its contains all the tools you need in reading, creating and editing PDFs. It is well integrated into programs we use daily like the microsoft office 365. Creating a pdf is as easy as printing your document as pdf.

Cons: The initial 30 day trial would not be enough for your needs. Purchase is necessary but there is nothing that you would not like about this program.

Overall: Creating And editing pdfs is easy with this program. If you are looking for an alternative to adobe reader this is a perfect candidate.

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The best for your pdf files

May 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Across the years SODA Pdf has keeping the higher level of software uses to read and manage pdf files, because they are pioneers and they always improve, the current version is awesome, because it comes with many tools for edit, modify and send your pdf files.

Cons: I do not have any complain about SODA Pdf it always has been wonderful for me, in the past it has some difficult with large images but now it runs smooth no matter the size of the flles.

Great PDF manipulation

Nov 04, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Editing of PDFs

Cons: Sometimes crashes my email

Overall: How frustrating is it when you need to edit a line of txt in a pdf and have to revert back to the original word document etc. Well Soda PDF is great for these tasks. Merging pdf single pages into a single document. This software is now one of my most used on a daily basis, I find it opens pages quicker than any other pdf reader and having the ability to edit make sit as near to perfect as can be for me.

Recommendations to other buyers: Great piece of software, bugs can be fixed.

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It is a usable software with its own characteristics

Jun 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has a friendly interface, it is specific in its functions, it seems great to be able to highlight or underline texts in the document just by pressing a button in the options menu. I love the transition from one page to another in a document when it is in 3D View. Convert Word documents to PDF without any difficulty

Cons: In general it is an excellent program, however you can not access the option to write texts on the document, The panel on the left side does not have much use if the document does not have signatures, layers or registers

Overall: I have been able to open my documents in pdf format in addition to converting text files in this format, protecting it against any threat of plagiarism

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I ordered the soda software so that I would be able to modify pdf documents without having to retype

Jun 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that the software allows you to convert pdf documents into a variety of formats without having to rewrite content

Cons: When some files are converted they do not maintain the original format meaning the information is sometimes spread all over the place and the file has to be adjusted manually

Overall: ease of conversion between word and pdf documents.

More affordable than Adobe pdf, but not as good at converting pdfs to Word and especially Excel

Jul 12, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Features and affordability.
The feature set is quite good. It allows for creating pdfs from different document types, editing them (adding/deleting pages), extracting images, and quite a bit more.

Cons: Converting pdfs to Excel. It generates hundreds of columns and the need for some very sophisticated excel formulae to get all the figures aligned vertically, without which the Excel file is barely usable. The Adobe version does a better job of this.

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Many things to do in your pdf with SODA

Mar 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The amount of functiong that SODA pdf offer for you to edit your files is huge, you can divide, merge, compressed, unlock, protect, sing, export, convert from so many formats and so on, it is very useful, and the process of edition it is very quick and the results is what you are looking for.

Cons: Unfortunately the premium version for me is too expensive, I every time that I have to use the software I have to be connected to the internet.

Reliable online PDF software for Business Users

Jan 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The best reason why you use Soda PDF is for the online options. It doesn't matter where you are or what computer you are on. No matter what, you are able to securely add, edit, and create the PDFs that you need. Great for business users on the go.

Cons: The licensing options are not geared toward personal use. It seems marketed and priced for the business users. Support is pretty good, but not the best. You can't seem to get a hold of them except thru some restricted business hours.

Watch out Adobe! Soda is on your heels.

Jul 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Before I started using InDesign, I had used this free online software to merge large PDF files into a booklet for our Magazine company. It is very fast to compile your data and create professional looking booklets absolutely free. Also, you can use this online without the need to download software.

Cons: Honestly, I do not have any real complaints. You can download this software if you choose and use it as an overall PDF reader and editor.

Overall: Love! Try it.

Glad to find a PDF print / edit solution that works well and easily without lots of configuration

Jun 29, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Its just works. No need to spend lots of time reading manuals or dealing with settings! Other software that I've used requires a lot of manual configuration or just doesn't work. it is a big upgrade from the free products that normally restrict edits.

Overall: PDF Edit, Print solutions in desktop and web portal form so they are accessible from both desktop and mobile. It was a really great solution for me and my work environment.

IIt is a very easy to use converter, it transforms documents of different formats among themselves.

Jun 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I can transform the diversity of file formats among themselves, that is, I can transform png, jpg, bmp, word, excel formats, among others, to pdf format and vice versa.

Cons: Sometimes it can take a while to make the conversions according to the size of the file to be transformed and in some cases it could even cancel the conversion, but this is due to the size of the file and the speed of performance of the computer.

A great PDF-editing tool, with many features and easy to use

Mar 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Soda PDF is a great product in its category, offer all possible pdf-related funtionality, such as splitting, editing, combining and signing pdfs and is reliable and easy to use. it is also constantly upgraded and improved, making it a good choice for private use and also for company use. It has a desktop version but also a mobile application browser-based, making it a great choice for mobile users.

Cons: the integration with the cloud can be seen as a benefit but in certain cases it can also be seen as a limit, when product features exist exclusively in the cloud then this can be an issue.

Overall: PDF editing tool at a very competitive price

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Best PDF software out there

Aug 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the ease of use of Soda PDF and how I can split pdfs or combine pdfs and add to a pdf and much more. They consistently have updates to keep the software bug-free and working efficiently. I appreciate a company that keeps their software up-to-date and meeting the needs of their customers.

Cons: So far, I have no cons. This product is responsive and easy to use.

Overall: I basically was looking for a program where I could combine several pdf documents into one and have the ability to add to those pages. Soda PDF worked great for me and had all the features I needed, plus some I didn't know I needed but now use. I'm very pleased with the performance of the product.

I needed a user-friendly PDF program that I could afford

Dec 05, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I first purchased Soda to get my sister started on a PDF program, and it was so easy to show her how to use it, I ended up getting Soda as a second PDF program for my own computer. I like having 2 PDF programs so when I am running OCR on a large document I can still be working. I do legal research and our choice of reviewing discovery documents is by PDF. So I deal with literally hundreds of thousands of PDFs. For the price Soda is a great bargain, has all the functionality I need, and you can buy just what you need, you don't have to purchase a fully robust software that you may not need.

Almost good. A little frustrating.

Mar 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Really pretty display they did a fascinating job with the software layout and it just feels good to look at. I also like the concept of having different modules that you can apply to your desire.

Cons: Right from the get-go it takes way too long to install this software. I had to let it do its thing overnight. Also I noticed that trying to convert different files takes extremely long and sometimes it ends up crashing the program. I think I'll pass

A very good pdf application

Aug 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: well laid out menu items and easy to use modern interface
good pdf converter
Many good tools like stamp tool

Cons: epub incompatibility
Can't think of any other shortcoming at this time as it is a very good alternative for popular pdd programs like adobe pdf

Its pricing model makes it a winning solution for businesses required to regularly manage and work online with PDFs

Feb 25, 2014
5/5
Overall

Comments: Soda PDF Online Services¿ pricing model makes it a winning solution for individuals and businesses required to regularly work with PDFs. As the workforce becomes increasingly mobile, web-based solutions are expected to become more popular. Once the app offers the ability to edit PDFs, a feature already scheduled for next releases, it will likely prove invaluable to both business and personal users.

Pros: Pricing model, easy to use

Cons: Some features aren't available yet, though already in development

First impression was good, seconed unfortunatley not so good.

Nov 15, 2017
2/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This pdf reader has a lot of useful features and even implemented a cloud environment, pdf text editing and tabs among the most practical tools.

Cons: Unfortunately the software seems not to be of the finest quality in the deeper layers, so the pdf gets often distorted after editing. The cloud environment, in my eyes is only half usable, because for a smartphone or tablet a in-browser reading is just not enough.

Overall: Since the end result was not satisfying to me, I didn't really get benifits.
Maybe future upgrades will make it!

Great and Easy-to-Use PDF Software

Feb 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: This product has all the PDF features you could possibly want and it's very reasonably priced. Aside from the desktop app, you can also log in and use it online. It has great security features (which is a must for me) and it also has an e-signature feature you can buy that lets you prep and send docs to be signed from the app. Would definitely recommend!

Newly found pleasure using powerful tools for pdf files.

Jun 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The thing I like most about this software is the ability to work from the cloud on multiple devices.

Cons: The thing I least like about this software is sometime modifying files in the cloud can be a little slow.

Feb 19, 2018
5/5
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Excellent PDF editor

Jul 24, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Excellent interface and has a decent woking speed. Also, contains serveral tools for reading and creating PDFs documents.

Cons: It is slightly heavy for computers and could crash e-mail. At the beginning it is slow to load and subscriptions plans are not solutions for everyone softwares

Awesome pdf software. Has everything you need.

May 29, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Pioneers in what they do. Only found out about it recently and it has been great. Awesome to have a mobile version.

Cons: The cost is a little on the higher end and the load time can be a drag. Really gets annoying when the program crashes because the file may be too big.