Soda PDF Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Soda PDF

Manage Your PDF Documents Online

4.0/5 (45 reviews)

Soda PDF overview

Soda PDF Online allows users to create PDFs from any popular file format, and to convert PDF to Word, Excel, PPT, image, HTML, and more. It also lets you merge multiple PDFs into a single, manageable document, or to split a document into several, smaller-sized files. This online service also gives you the convenient options of storing both your original and converted files in the cloud, and sharing your documents with others via email. Like all Soda PDF products, these online tools have been developed to be as simple as possible while still providing quick and accurate results.
www.lulusoftware.com

Pricing

Starting from
$84/year
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Markets

United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa

Supported languages

English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and 3 other languages, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Soda PDF screenshot: Our interface is similar to that of Microsoft Office to offer users a seamless transition. All features are easy to find and are grouped according to their specific functionality.Discover Soda PDF AnywhereSoda PDF screenshot: Soda PDF Online is mobile-responsive, meaning you can use all the online tools through the browser of your smartphone device.Soda PDF screenshot: Soda PDF Online has built-in integration with various cloud storage services, including Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, OneDrive, and SharePoint.Soda PDF screenshot: Soda E-Sign allows users to prepare, send and track documents for e-signature directly within the application. It’s secure, reliable, and legally binding.Soda PDF screenshot: With Soda PDF Anywhere’s editing tools allow users to edit text and images just like a word processor.

Soda PDF reviews

Value for money
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Ken Englander

FREE functionality is very good!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-06-07
Review Source: Capterra

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

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Edsel Pertile

This is a SCAM

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-05
Review Source: GetApp

The support team can only tell you that their product does not support the features you try to use. Their billing department is horrible. You may need an act of God in order to cancel your subscription, which in most cases you don't even know that you will have after buying the product.

Pros
Absolutely nothing, It is cumbersome to use and not always provide the output you expect.

Cons
The software had a reasonable price, I decide to buy it to try. The Software is clunk, not intuitive and does not offer all the options Adobe does. The worst part is that I just discovered they are continuously charging me for a sneak renewal, which costs double of the price of the software. There are plenty of bad reviews of this product at PcMag, Amazon, GetApp, and others, so do not be alluded you are buying a good product. It does not worth the trouble.

Response from LULU Software


I am really sorry about the experience you have had. As you know we have already refunded your purchase renewal per your request.
I reviewed your case and I am sorry that you felt you were "scammed". We do our best to make sure that every purchase is as clear and transparent as possible, for example when purchasing we give the option of switching between perpetual and subscription based products, we indicate the subscription on the checkout page. Furthermore, we give a 30 day renewal notification before sending a renewal confirmation email. We will further investigate your case to see how we can do a better job and improve at ensuring that the renewal for all our clients is clear. As for the missing features, we would love to know what we are missing, so that we can improve future development. We are always open to feedback and appreciate our customers, which is why we aim to provide outstanding customer support in any and all instances.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Edo Modun

My preferred PDF viewer and editor

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-07-26
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Pamela Crenshaw

Good substitute for Adobe Acrobat

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-01
Review Source: Capterra

Overall it's a good product.

Pros
Soda PDF has many good features and is easy to use. I like that we have an option to pay one price versus a monthly subscription.

Cons
Redaction. There is not an option to change the color of the redaction like I can in Adobe Acrobat.

Response from LULU Software


Thanks for the the review. I will forward your feedback regarding the redaction feature to our Development Team.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Dennis A Dussault

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Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2019-02-04
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Seems like a decent low cost replacement for Adobe Acrobat

Cons
Watch the installation routine, it is a trap. You cannot install the program without approving "Block dangerous and phishing scams" and "Stop websites from tracking you online". It is very suspicious that these cannot be unchecked. Not convinced yet? Read the light grey policy text: "By selecting 'Install Adware Web Companion', I agree to install Adaware Web Companion, set my homepage, new tabs and default search engine to Bing or capatible web browsers, and consent to its End User License Agreement and privacy policy." Make this product more of a scam rather than a product.

Response from LULU Software


Thank you for your feedback. We will forward it to our Marketing department. Just to let you know there is an option to skip the installation of Web Companion. We will make the request to make it more obvious how to skip this installation.

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Soda PDF pricing

Starting from
$84/year
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
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Soda PDF is available as a monthly or a yearly plan. We also offer a perpetual license option for businesses.

Prices per user or license:
- Soda PDF Home Plan: $48 / year or $10 / month
- Soda PDF Premium Plan: $84 / year / user or $15 / month
- Soda PDF Business Plan: $120 / year or $20 / month
- Soda PDF Enterprise Edition (perpetual license): $159

All plans and perpetual licenses are eligible for volume discounts starting at just 5 licenses.
Special deployment options are available, including Terminal Server, Citrix, GPO and SCCM.

Soda PDF features

API (539 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (423 other apps)
Activity Tracking (276 other apps)
Audit Trail (257 other apps)
Auditing (312 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (428 other apps)
Compliance Management (289 other apps)
Custom Fields (229 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (339 other apps)
Data Import/Export (313 other apps)
Document Storage (251 other apps)
Inventory Management (307 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (262 other apps)
Invoice Management (234 other apps)
Monitoring (237 other apps)
Real Time Data (285 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (239 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (370 other apps)
Third Party Integration (303 other apps)
Workflow Management (311 other apps)

Additional information for Soda PDF

Key features of Soda PDF

  • Create PDF from 300+ formats: Word, Excel, Powerpoint...
  • Convert PDF files to Word, Excel, Powerpoint, image...
  • Merge multiple PDFs into one file
  • Split a PDF file into multiple files
  • Annotate and review PDF documents
  • Edit the content of a PDF documents
  • Secure PDF documents with encrypted passwords, redaction...
  • Store your documents in the cloud: Dropbox, OneDrive, Box...
  • Collaborate on PDF documents and share them with others
  • Sign documents or send them for signature
  • Work seamlessly between the online and the desktop apps
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