Scratch Desktop

Version: 3.18.1   Filesize: 151MB

  • Freeware
  • In English
  • Scanned
  • 4.45
  • (8.53 K Downloads)

Scratch Desktop is a state of the art child-oriented visualization program that is designed for adults and kids to learn basic programming skills and certain tools for creating visual animation. It’s made to showcase every step of every single programming task and successfully animate on-screen objects with easy-to-use and intuitive tools. Scratch makes it interactive and promotes the learning of scripts, designing stories, and intellectually grasping the programing language, and brings out the inner curiosity of children. Not only it offers a countless amount of visually appealing creations and fun, but also gives a solid foundation on how they can build their own unique programming prowess. 

It contains various tools and scripts for developing various parts of animation projects with an intuitive interface layout. Allowing kids to put together a building block made of common programming concepts that include playing of sounds, input events, moving of objects, setting variables, interactive elements, changing volumes, and many more

Features of Scratch Desktop

A great application for children
When it comes to learning with interactive elements, Scratch does a great job and is recommended by many experts. It does its function by blending the idea of programming with playing a video game. Not only does it let them observe and have fun, but it also opens their mind to many possibilities for understanding and grasping valuable basic principles that can prove useful to them later on in life.

Customizing the stage
Scratch also allows room for experimenting and customizing of stages in multiple ways that involves many factors. Like the backdrop can be replaced with many types of landscapes whether it be indoors to outdoors. You can also upload and paint your own, and choose the stage or landscape.

What’s more, you can also let the sprites perform the actions of the script and like earlier, it can be manually drawn, uploaded, or selected from the list. You can also get the characters to sound, depending on the script, and can be freely selected and edited. Users can also add sounds from the drive.

User interface
This learning utility consists of various elements for sound, motions, senses, objects, rules, and conditions of the programming language, in addition to a four-panel window, scripting area, preview window, and staging area. The controls are smooth and intuitive for kids to master simple maneuvers and workings of Scratch.

Steps to download and install Scratch

  • 1.  To download Scratch, click on the green download button on the upper right side
  • 2.  Downloading of the program will start shortly, wait for few moments
  • 3.  Find the .exe file of Scratch in the download folder where the file is saved.
  • 4.  Run the setup file of the application and follow the installation instructions.
  • 5.  After installation, you can launch the utility using the desktop icon or start menu.

Pros

  • Easy and fun
  • Can download for offline projects
  • Teaches programming to kids in fun way

Cons

  • No mobile access
  • No bridge to real programming
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App Name: Scratch Desktop

License: Freeware

OS: Windows 10 (32-bit) / Windows 10 (64-bit)

Latest Version: V3.18.1

Latest Update: 2021-02-23

Developer: Scratch Foundation

User Rating: 4.45

Category: Developer Tools