Net4Music Inc. says that
Finale NotePad has been downloaded more than 100,000 times. If you’re a musician, you might be interested in it. Finale NotePad is freeware that enables Mac (and PC) users to create and print out sheet music.
The company notes that the 100,000th download happened less than six months after the software’s Internet debut. That copy was downloaded by a Berklee College of Music student who created a piano score the same day, according to Net4Music CEO Sean Lafleur.
FInale NotePad is based on Finale, a more robust and feature-complete music notation software application available for both Mac and PC. Both applications are part of a larger family of software, including Final PrintMusic and Allegro.
Lafleur notes than the Finale NotePad software is distributed on CD by music dealers, publishers and schools, and has been localized for French and German users, with a Spanish version also due soon.