Musicians have a lot of tools – our voices, our instruments, our gadgets (tuners, wrenches, cables, spare vacuum tubes, sticks and brushes, Leslie oil, etc.).
Composers, arrangers and transcribers also have another set: ruled paper, pens, and software. There is a large number of music authoring programs out there, and I have recently learned of a couple of good resources to get a feel for what’s available, pros and cons, costs, etc.
First is a Facebook group called “Music Notation Software for Church Musicians“. You have to have a Facebook account to see the page.
There’s also a web site at Canada’s Acadia University that catalogues (all of?) the vast range of notation programs, called “Music Notation Software“. It’s not all Finale vs. Sibelius, it turns out. There are freeware programs, commercial programs, programs for different operating systems, specialized programs (like setting Gregorian chant or lute tablature). Even if you’re a rabid fan of your current software, it’s interesting just to browse the listing and see what is available.