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Giveaway of the day — Soda PDF 10 Home

A powerful and customizable PDF software.
$45.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 57 (53%) 50 (47%) 52 comments

Soda PDF 10 Home was available as a giveaway on September 25, 2018!

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Soda PDF 10 is a powerful and customizable PDF software that brings to you all the essential features required to complete any PDF task. To make it even better, Soda PDF 10 Home offers you the most commonly used features right from the comfort of your home! Access basic features required to create PDFs from any files, and convert PDFs documents into popular formats such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, HTML, and JPG image files. Work on and edit the content of your files just like you would in a word processor, and insert pages elements such as page numbers, links, headers and footers, and more.

You can also view and review your PDFs. View your files in different view modes, such as 3D view and Side by Side view, and even add bookmarks to save your page while reading your favorite e-book. You can annotate your pages with digital sticker notes, stamps, measurement tools, shapes, and markup tools, like highlights, underline and strikethrough features. Interact within your document using the Nested replies feature, which allows you to reply to comments in your PDF, like you would in a message thread.

Please note: the license is valid for 1 year

System Requirements:

Windows 10 (desktop app)/ 8/ 7; Pentium III or equivalent; 1 GB RAM; 100 MB or more free space

Publisher:

LULU software

Homepage:

https://www.sodapdf.com/products/soda-overview/

File Size:

5.84 MB

Price:

$45.00

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#34

This program is a pain in the butt. I get multiple pop-ups every day wanting me to upgrade even when the software is not running. Going to have to uninstall it to save my sanity. Avoid this product!

Reply   |   Comment by Max  –  20 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

To restore your default PDF program:-
1 Control Panel
2. Default programs
3. Select your default PDF program
4. Make it the one to access all its defaults

Reply   |   Comment by Othello86  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#32

Register by your email, not by google or facebook.

Reply   |   Comment by Algent  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#31

Not very efficient program.
Can extract text from PDF, but destroys most formatting.
I rate it at about 4% useful.

Reply   |   Comment by Othello86  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#30

Only gives the standard 14 day business trial?? When you click activate like the readme instructions say, all it gives you is a page where it takes you to buy the full copy?

Reply   |   Comment by Louise Black  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

I received error msg about 4 times today. Sheesh.

Reply   |   Comment by Elizabeth  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#28

This CRAZY software hijacked my entire desktop, hiding my entire task bar and "blacking out" the rest. I shut it down in the hopes that control would return to my Win 10 Pro, but NO, and the only thing I have is Firefox available as I write this comment. I had Soda PDF 8 and it was fine. This one puts you through a rigmarole just to get registered (you cannot used your old account to register, you have to create an entirely new one....how DUMB is THAT?). Now, I probably have new computer issues to troubleshoot, and I allowed them to remove my v 8.0 of the software, so I can't go back. Good grief, just use the free Foxit Reader and call it a day!

Reply   |   Comment by Chuck  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#27

win 10 home
dl, setup. no issues.
was able to view pdf without a problem.
Seems to work nicely

Reply   |   Comment by CB  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#26

Still no answer about the meaning of "the license is valid for 1 year"! And note that what yoy wonload first is not the application but only an installation assitsant!

Reply   |   Comment by PaulF  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#25

Windows 8.1 here. Failed miserably crashed opening 3 page documents messed up my desktop and moved everything around, changed the resolution a little too. I figured maybe restarting would help. Didn't. More constant crashes. Never had a problem with pdf software before. Sorry, out it goes.

Reply   |   Comment by Martina  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#24

Pain in the butt. Uninstalled. Confusing interface, and everything I select requires activation, or a restart, or both, or wants to sell me something.

Reply   |   Comment by Douglas Tatelman  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

Symantec anti-virus complain on the setup.exe file as unsafe and automatically deleted !!!

Reply   |   Comment by Nabil  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Nabil, Most likely a false positive.

Reply   |   Comment by KK  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Erica, what about the free Windows Defender? If something is wrong with a giveaway, Windows Defender puts it in quarantine. If that is not the case, Windows Defender will let you install the giveaway.

Reply   |   Comment by Louis Van Ghendt  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#22

On the downside, the OCR wasn't working. Trying to use it brought up a browser exhortation from Soda PDF to pay $42 to upgrade to Soda Premier. Also, I tried converting from PDF to MS/Word an image type of PDF (where you can't search for text, although there are sentences to read), and the Word document showed the pictures fine but instead of showing the text in any form, it showed lots of nonsense strings. So it seems to be a pretty nice program, but has its limits.

Reply   |   Comment by Marc  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#21

How do I activate product once I sign in using my email. Can't sign up for a 'normal' Soda PDF account using the same email any more.

Reply   |   Comment by Nitesh Halai  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Nitesh Halai,

I would try a different email provider.

Reply   |   Comment by consuella  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#20

does this CREATE pdf's, or just edit them??

Reply   |   Comment by hunter green  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#19

Very kindly made itself the default program for opening all pdf files without asking. Uninstalled!

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#18

cannot be correctly open the application

Reply   |   Comment by Noble  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Just what I've been waiting for! Thank you.

Downloaded and installed with no problem by following the instructions in the readme and on the registration page. So far the program is doing what it says it does.

Since there is a free version I expect this will revert to that after a year if not renewed. Although I like totally free software a year's trial still beats paying. Kudos to the developers for being willing to give away and for GOTD for arranging it.

Reply   |   Comment by Klacey  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#16

Guys, is there anything this software can do that Foxit Reader does not? TIA...

Reply   |   Comment by Martin  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#15

I downloaded the installer program from the link in GOTD.
Ran the program and it downloaded and installed the main program. It took about 1.5 minutes.
The program ran and I created an account and checked my email and the link to verify was in it.
Clicked on the link and the program was verified.
No problem,
thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#14

To activate: Once you've created an account which you are prompted to do when opening it - they will send you an email. Click the validation link in your email. Then open the programme - or if it is already open - just click on your name in the top right corner and it will validate it and give you a registered version.

The download on this site is just a small part of the program - it will download the rest once you start it.

It has a lot of features but what impressed me was this: I have been testing a pdf product conversion to Word and so far none of the pdf programs offered here have done a good conversion, nor has Word of a particular complex pdf document that I have. I tested it with SodaPDF and when I selected Word it automatically opened word and put the document there - in editable text with a 100% correct layout. I'm impressed.

It would be worth having, however, just as a pdf reader because it auto-saves your place and offers you to pick up where you last left off - insert bookmarks, notes etc.

Reply   |   Comment by JJ  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#13

Had been running a 14-day trial of Soda Desktop when this GOTD came up. Uninstalled the trial, but upon installing this version, I get no GOTD registration popups upon closing/reopening. Instead just my prior install seems back, probably from the trial's registry lines. Anyone getting the GOTD registration thing happening?

Reply   |   Comment by T Cham  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

T Cham, If you have something like CCleaner, clear out the junk files and clean the registry and do a reboot just to ensure all previous traces of the program are removed. You should be able to install without any further issues. Hope that helps.

Reply   |   Comment by Blackhat  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Uninstalled again, deleted all registry items, reinstalled and it worked well. Activation didn't happen though. But Live Chat with online support resolved it. All good!

Reply   |   Comment by T Cham  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#12

I have used his software in the past. It can do a lot and has worked well. My main issue is that it is rather expensive at (with a sale) $45-63 USD for only a year long licence. I would prefer a lifetime licence and would be willing to pay more for it. Many companies are going the "lease" route because ultimately it is more profitable.

Reply   |   Comment by John Davidson  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

This product activates as "Soda PDF Free" not Home version
For full features, Pro version requires payment, this was misleading.

Reply   |   Comment by Stephen Caffrey  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#10

I've created my Account, but there it says that I have the 14-Day Trial License type. Please, how do I activate the GOTD version? Thanks for your help.

Reply   |   Comment by Jorge  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Jorge,
Don't use "sign up with google, facebook and microsoft".
Just create soda account giving an ordinary e-mail address.

Reply   |   Comment by Artur  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Artur, many thanks for your advice. I will try it that way.

Reply   |   Comment by Jorge  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

Hi, Can't GOTD ask once for ever any software provider proposing a limited-time licence explaining what im means: it continues to work but no update possible or it stops working!

Reply   |   Comment by PaulF  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#8

The 'Verify My Account' button in the email does not work. Nothing. Nada.

Uninstalled

Reply   |   Comment by jj juice  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#7

Tried Soda PDF last time and had issues with it working. It also caused issues with my computer operation (Windows 10). When I tried to uninstall, it was difficult to remove. I would use the uninstall and it would keep popping up unexpectedly when I would open a PDF. With much effort, I finally found the file and deleted it. I'll pass on this due to past experience.

Reply   |   Comment by Jimnovator  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

Anyone else noticed the internet connection requirement of the installer? It does two things one gets a URL for the latest installer to be downloaded if its newer than the current one AND attempts to steal our location information!

POST /ipservice.asmx HTTP/1.1
Accept: text/*
SOAPAction: "http://upclick.com/GetLocationInfo"
Content-Type: text/xml; charset=utf-8
User-Agent: VCSoapClient
Host: wsgeoip.lulusoft.com
Content-Length: 346
Connection: Keep-Alive
Cache-Control: no-cache

I won't paste in the payload because it obviously contains private information they are not ordinarily entitled to without our explicit consent! Thankfully this uses a guestimate based upon my IP number which is not well linked to my real world location. But they should NOT be even trying this without explicit permission!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#5

I have installed it is not Soda PDF 10 Home but the Business version with 15 days free trial.

Reply   |   Comment by Algent  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#4

Very small program. Can I work with it directly in the pdf document or do I have to convert first the pdf to word and then I will work with a word editor? Can it edit a picturized pdf at any place like e.g. Foxit reader?

Reply   |   Comment by Ritchi Freudenkinder  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#3

How to activate it?

Reply   |   Comment by Pankaj  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Sorry for the second comment but I have also validated my gmail account still my product is not activated to home. it is showing that it is in free version. what to do

Reply   |   Comment by Pankaj  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Pankaj, Same here. It only show the instructions how to buy it.

Reply   |   Comment by Algent  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I can't work out how to activate to home version either. Keeps offering me opportunity to buy it.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Pankaj, I activated using another email account (not gmail, FB, and microsoft account). Already have the home version after validating my account.

Reply   |   Comment by rouel26  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#2

Thank you, GotD! I have been looking for a new PDF editor! I have been using Soda PDF 8 for all too long now.

Reply   |   Comment by KK  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
#1

3:45 AM CDT and 10 thumbs up and 12 thumbs down. All without a single comment as to why the vote.

Reply   |   Comment by thinking  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

@thinking,

I agree. Voting stats do seems a bit pointless especially when no one has commented.
Must be some weird logic behind it.
I will however give this product a positive vote having tried a free version in the past.
I just don't need this program at the moment.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

thinking,

I think many people vote thumbs down first due to the one year limit. Not many users like the limited time. Second is the lack of information. What happens after one year? Will the program cease working? Will it place watermarks on the produced forms? No way to tell.

I don't have a need for a PDF program so I will pass. I will also not vote up or down.

Reply   |   Comment by dadams  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)

dadams, as always, the information of each product is confusing and unclear. This is called strategy to be able to sell the product anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by Thadeus Harris  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-19)

Re some of the comments in regard to post #1 and questions about license term expiry which repeatedly crop up on here:

Though a permanent something-for-nothing is great to have if it's of genuine use, GOTD has never as far as I'm aware been a platform devoted solely to providing perpetual freebies. Instead, it's a handy source of commercial software that can be sampled for much longer than the industry's traditional 30-day period.

Three types of license model are evident here: (1) lifetime license: the product will function as long as the user has it, and according to the developer's terms may be freely updated or not; (2) 12-month license: at expiration of the usage period, the software might continue to function, or then again, it might not; (3) 6-month license: ditto.

A lifetime free usage offer is obviously unbeatable. But the extended free usage represented by a 12-month licensed product is also pretty darn good. Even the 6-month deals aren't to be rejected out of hand, because in half a year even the dimmest computer user can surely decide if the software is of benefit. Or not.

What might or might not happen at the end of a free usage term has never bothered me because during that time I'll either have grown to dislike the thing so much that I uninstall it, or like it so much that I buy it. At a rough estimate, 75% of GOTD's offers are of no interest to me, and of those which initially seem to be, 90% I'll subsequently junk. The remaining 10%? Yes. I'll buy.

It has been said on here in times past, and likely will be said again, that some people cannot afford to purchase commercial software. Fair enough. That's why a thriving freeware marketplace exists, its offerings very often superior to the stuff with a price tag.

But GOTD is not a freeware resource. Instead of treating it as such and then fretting about what might happen when the licensed usage term expires, far better to download a product and use it and uninstall it if it turns out to be unneeded -- or use it and buy it.

Software authors and software publishers are no different to the authors and publishers of books in their entitlement to an income from their labors. I don't work for nothing. I don't expect anyone else to work for nothing, either.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)

MikeR,

Sorry, this is not helpful. You're making it to look as if it were a moral issue. It's not. It's a practical issue. It's about making things clear. Look a the way you try to explain it :

(2) 12-month license: at expiration of the usage period, the software might continue to function, or then again, it might not.

Even you are thoroughly confused by the way the offers work here. No wonder the rest of us are.

Reply   |   Comment by Clairvaux  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Clairvaux: I'm not 'thoroughly confused'. If the T&Cs of a downloadable offer stipulate 12 months' free usage, then that's exactly what is meant and intended. Only those who wish to continue to benefit from someone else's work but without actually paying for it get 'confused'. That's their problem. A deal is a deal is a deal.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

MikeR,

You wrote : "12-month license : at expiration of the usage period, the software might continue to function, or then again, it might not." That's saying one thing and the opposite in the same sentence. If things are clear to you, you sure know how to muddle them.

And no, it's not "their problem". When many people don't understand a policy, as is obvious through recurrent comments here, it's the way the policy is phrased which is the problem.

Reply   |   Comment by Clairvaux  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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