Finale Notepad 2002 is a nifty musical notation tool offered for free download by Coda Music Technology. Available for both Windows and Macintosh, the software enables sheet music creation on the computer via user-friendly interfaces, intuitive wizards, and simple icons. For musicians that need a simple software package to write and compose music, Finale Notepad 2002 will probably function adequately. A great feature that should aid the composition process is a playback feature that reads and plays musical notation, sounding much like a traditional, no frills MIDI player. Users with low bandwidth should be wary of the bulky file size, though; the Macintosh version was roughly 7 MB.