Scratch

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3
  • Total Downloads:
    60,691
  • Date Added:
    May 15, 2007
  • File Size:
    33.03MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    204
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP

Editors' Review

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Of late, some of the best technology to come out of MIT's celebrated Media Lab has been built with whippersnappers in mind. The birthplace of the $100 laptop has also issued forth Scratch, a colorful, simplified app that quietly teaches budding young developers the logic of a programming language through animating a character, or "sprite."

The program consists of a four-panel window clearly organizing an elements library, scripting arena, staging area, and preview window. The elements for motion, sounds, and senses are the objects, actions, rules, and conditions of a programming language. Snap them together in the scripting area to make a sprite walk, speak, play music, or interact with other sprites. We applaud that the controls are intuitive enough for kids to begin with simple maneuvers while complex enough to build elaborate games and scripts that make use of various effects to share with family and other Scratch users. Read the full review.

 
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1 stars

"GOT MALWARE FROM THIS DOWNLOAD!!"

December 13, 2012  |  By CNETbundlesMALWARE

 |  Version: Scratch 1.4

Pros

EVEN THOUGH I UNCHECKED ALL THE CRAPWARE BUNDLES I STILL GOT "INCREDIBAR" A USELESS SEARCH ADD ON THAT WON'T GO AWAY EVEN AFTER I UNINSTALLED IT. I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING. NOTHING GETS RID OF THIS GARBAGE!!!
CNET HAS MADE A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL!!
I WILL NEVER DOWNLOAD ANOTHER THING FROM THIS WEBSITE!!

Cons

EVEN THOUGH I UNCHECKED ALL THE CRAPWARE BUNDLES I STILL GOT "INCREDIBAR" A USELESS SEARCH ADD ON THAT WON'T GO AWAY EVEN AFTER I UNINSTALLED IT. I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING. NOTHING GETS RID OF THIS GARBAGE!!!
CNET HAS MADE A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL!!
I WILL NEVER DOWNLOAD ANOTHER THING FROM THIS WEBSITE!!

Summary

EVEN THOUGH I UNCHECKED ALL THE CRAPWARE BUNDLES I STILL GOT "INCREDIBAR" A USELESS SEARCH ADD ON THAT WON'T GO AWAY EVEN AFTER I UNINSTALLED IT. I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING. NOTHING GETS RID OF THIS GARBAGE!!!
CNET HAS MADE A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL!!
I WILL NEVER DOWNLOAD ANOTHER THING FROM THIS WEBSITE!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.3
This is the first version of Scratch on CNET Download.com.
General
Publisher Scratch
Publisher web site http://scratch.mit.edu/
Release Date May 15, 2007
Date Added May 15, 2007
Version 1.3
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Teaching Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 33.03MB
File Name ScratchInstaller1.4.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 60,691
Downloads Last Week 204
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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