Soda PDF is intended for PDF viewing, creating and editing. It supports opening not only PDF but also other popular formats. Likewise, it lets you convert PDF documents to other file formats and vice versa, both separately and in batches. Another way to do that is through any of the Microsoft Office programs, to which the corresponding extension is added. It is good to know that it lets you work with the files you keep not only on local, portable or networked storage devices but also on various cloud services, such as OneDrive, Google Drive, DropBox and Evernote.
The application has multiple features, which are grouped in modules. So, besides viewing files, you can modify documents in various ways. For instance, you can change font type and size or rearrange pages. Moreover, you can extract a page range or split the source file. Likewise, you can add new objects, including page numbers, watermarks and images. Luckily, the program includes a series of tools that allows collaborating with other users, like inserting comments or highlighting parts of the text. It is too bad that the trial version does not include optical character recognition, which needs to be bought separately.
Good news is that you can use this application to create PDF documents from scratch. In this regard, you can start from various templates, other documents and even a website. It is also very convenient that you can edit forms and work with the data they contain.
All in all, Soda PDF is among the most powerful PDF viewers, creators and editors. In my opinion, one the most valuable assets of the tool is its interface, which is probably the nicest and most modern found in similar programs. In terms of availability of features, this software solution is very close to the leaders of its kind; yet, it still lags somewhere behind them. Although the application can be used for free, some users may feel uncomfortable with buying additional features in bundles, which may turn out more expensive than buying all as a single product.
- Multiple editing, collaborating, creating and viewing features.
- Great interface.
- Support of multiple document file types.
- Cloud storage allowed.
- Batch conversion.
- Form editing support
- Features sold in separate bundles.
- Less features than in the leading products of its type