Soda 3D PDF Reader is a PDF manipulation application for viewing and creating PDF documents (from many formats). It provides a number of PDF file viewing options, including a 3D view, which provides a book like interface where pages can be flipped by a simple mouse hover. This functionality is similar to Flipping PDF Reader; however, Soda 3D PDF reader provides the additional utility to create PDF documents from MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint & many other formats. Soda PDF 3D Reader is compatible with all PDF files, created with any kind of application.
During installation, you are provided with the option to integrate Soda 3D PDF Reader with a number of applications, including MS office programs, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.
Once installed, you can open any PDF document within Soda 3D PDF Reader, and flip through pages like a book using your mouse. All recently opened books are displayed on the left sidebar, in the form of thumbnails. For hassle-free operation, make sure that you register your free product within 7 days, and enter the product key (which will be sent via email).
You can change the viewing options for PDF documents from the View tab, and switch the PDF document view to Single, Continuous, facing (horizontally split in two parts), Facing Continuous (horizontally split in four parts), 3D, Full screen, Fixed Width and Fit Page. Other options within the View tab include zoom, copy to clipboard, snapshot, etc.
You may instantly create a PDF document out of an MS Office file (such as a DOCX file) by selecting the program’s name from the Create PDF tab.
Overall, Soda 3D PDF Reader is handy application for viewing PDF files with numerous convenient layouts, and creating PDF documents from multiple applications on the fly. The only thing one might find a bit lacking, is that, it’s free version is restricted in functionality. This is because some very handy features such as creating PDF files from 300+ formats, password protecting of PDF files, PDF document editing etc, are only available in the paid versions (starting price $49.95). Soda 3D PDF Reader works on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.