Soda PDF 12.0
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Soda PDF 12.0

View, create and edit PDF documents
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SodaPDF is intended to perform various operations involving PDF documents, which include not only viewing but also creating, editing, annotating and securing. The application’s interface is very similar to those of Office products, so it is unlikely for anyone to have much difficulty to use it.

In terms of viewing documents, there is not much difference between SodaPDF and other similar tools. It has several views and lets you manage bookmarks for an easier navigation. Besides, it supports visualizing layers separately.

Something that deserves mentioning is the possibility of creating documents from scratch or by importing them from other types of files, the clipboard and a scanner. Luckily, the application supports a long list of source file extensions. Yet, if cannot find a specific type in that list, you can always open a source file in its native application and print it using SodaPDF virtual printer. As to the scanner, the tool supports not only scanning but also applying OCR to make its text fully searchable. Unluckily, the OCR module is not included in the trial version. Other operations allowed include merging documents and importing batches of files.

One of the main advantages of SodaPDF is that it can export to other formats, such as Office, HTML, TXT and RTF. Not only that, the program is, in my opinion, one of the best tools at doing this, with practically no distortion of the original format. It is good news that recent versions of the tool can convert PDFs online as well. more

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Pros

  • Visualization of individual layers
  • Supports creating documents from scratch, the clipboard or a scanner
  • Compatible with a long list of input and output file types
  • Does not distort the contents
  • Supports editing text and objects
  • Uploads to the cloud

Cons

  • Some modules need to be purchased separately

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Lebohang
I need the trial to check if this really works.

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Uli
Soda PDF is perfect "All in One" software around PDF with good results! Price and use are absolute OK.

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Mark Mak
Although SODA still has room for improvement (no one is perfect!), it is a very efficient tool to create and manage pdf files. It's fast, powerful, easy to use, and a way lot cheaper than similar Adobe product.

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