Long gone are the days of writing music out by hand. With a few exceptions, most music is written on a computer. It’s easier, faster, edits are quicker, and you don’t have to worry about someone not being able to read your handwriting. Are you a composer? If so, you probably have a favorite program already that you swear by.
If composing isn’t your thing just yet but you would like to get into it, then it’s important to know what’s out there in terms of software. There are some similar products out there, but they definitely aren’t all priced the same.