MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It allows for fast and easy note entry on a virtual note sheet. It has an integrated sequencer to allow for immediate playback of the score. MuseScore can import and export MusicXML and standard Midi files. MuseScore is available in more than 40 languages and is rapidly becoming the leading free music notation software and often praised as a cost effective alternative for expensive software.
- It is updated frequently and has a very skilled and active community - and it is also free and open source.
- Easy to use and pretty complete
- it's easy to use, has complete features, and free