Finale NotePad 2009 for Mac

Finale NotePad 2009 for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    14.0.r1
  • Total Downloads:
    23,209
  • Date Added:
    October 02, 2008
  • File Size:
    54.32MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Results 1–7 of 7

5 stars

"Great product."

June 26, 2010  |  By benvandiepen

 |  Version: Finale NotePad 2008 13.0.r1

Pros

Perfect software for what i need.

Cons

Where can I find a legitimate serial number?

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

3 stars

"Registration is flaky on MacBooks."

October 13, 2008  |  By tmm4264

 |  Version: Finale NotePad 2009 14.0.r1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I am an avid user of Finale NotePad 2008 and jumped on the 2009 update. Same features for $9.95, but the price isn't too unreasonable.

The product is essentially the same as 2008 with the exception of XML support and some funky changes to the sound output. Took em awhile to actually get sound out of it, and I have to reset it with each new startup. That needs to be worked out.

A warning to people who want to install this on a MacBook or MacBook Pro: The registration process is broken and you should expect the program to forget that it's registered. As a result it will revert back to its demo mode. There is no way to easily reset your registration with the registration server, and as a result you need to call their support line or open a support ticket to have them reset the server so that you can register the program again. With version 14.0.r1, this happens all of the time. As of 10-14-2008, there is no workaround.

I think the program is a step in the right direction, but the registration woes and the lack of significant features from 2008 to 2009, I would suggest holding off on this update.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

1 stars

"Don't bother"

October 20, 2007  |  By samext

 |  Version: Finale NotePad 2007 12.0.r1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
After a roundabout registration process, entering data about myself and all that at the Finale website, I was finally privilaged to download NotePad just to try it out and find out in fact if it would do anything like I was hoping--I was looking for something that could import a MIDI file, perhaps even be able to save in other formats, eg .ly. But at least import a file. After all the sign-up-rigmarole I got my precious serial number, agreed to let it install itself anywhere it saw fit to (without my being able to select an install location). I launched it and, lo and behold, it doesn't do much. I guess one can pointy and clicky to enter notes. Not much more---except that it very sucessfully gathers information from people. For that reason my review is not of the software---I am about to trash it actually, so I haven't honestly used it--rather it's a review of Finale. 0 stars. I'll go back to playing with LilyPond, Guido, etc.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Excellent basic notation"

December 10, 2006  |  By glazmira

 |  Version: Finale NotePad 2007 12.0.r1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Intuitive with very good help features.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Excellent basic notation"

December 10, 2006  |  By glazmira

 |  Version: Finale NotePad 2007 12.0.r1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Intuitive with very good help features.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"Basic Notation solution"

October 12, 2006  |  By ej2

 |  Version: Finale NotePad 2006 11.0b.b1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I have been using NotePad for a few years now. This is the easiest freeware notation tool I have used so far, and the instrument playback feature is a welcome feature. It is also possible to have up to eight parts in the music, and automatic transposition has saved me a few hours of work. The good news, however, stops there.
I often find myself doing first and second endings with a pen and ruler once the music is printed, and it is impossible to do time or key signature changes in the middle of the piece. The use of the QuickHelp documentation engine instead of the Help Viewer is jarring, and I often need to start a new document when working out the parts and time signature (these are locked in once a new document is created).

If all you need is some basic notation software, though, I would recommend NotePad. If you want to orchestrate your own symphony, look somewhere else.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Great, right?"

May 26, 2004  |  By mondomax

 |  Version: Finale NotePad 2004.r1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
It's free, it's finally carbon and it does basic conventional scoring just fine. Did I mention it's free? If anyone has a better freeware notation method please share, until them this gets a decent rating from me.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Results 1–7 of 7

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Finale NotePad 2009
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 14.0.r1
  • Add Dynamics and Tempo Markings - Entry is quick and easy, and all items are automatically positioned, and change playback appropriately.
  • Drag and Drop Expressions - To reposition existing dynamics and tempo markings simply drag them anywhere in your score.
  • Fully compatible with Finale 2009 and PrintMusic 2009
  • Import and Export MusicXML 2.0 Files, easy expression editing, and more
General
Publisher MakeMusic!
Publisher web site http://www.makemusic.com
Release Date October 02, 2008
Date Added October 02, 2008
Version 14.0.r1
Category
Category Downloads
Subcategory MP3 & Audio Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 54.32MB
File Name NP2k9MacDemo.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 23,209
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $9.95

Previous Versions:

 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Finale NotePad 2009

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK