Scratch


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

Version:
1.4
File Size:
33.03MB
Date Added:
November 10, 2010
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
63,076
Downloads Last Week:
99
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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    4.1

    out of 8 votes

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    • 1 star: 1
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    "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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