Scratch is a visual programming language and online community that is aimed towards teaching children how to code and share interactive media such as games, stories, and animations with other people across the world. Scratch also enables children to collaborate with other children or programmers for a creative project.
This software is an integrated development environment (IDE) that enables you to work on Scratch projects offline. The application features a simple and intuitive interface where scripts are written by using drag and drop to combine blocks of methods, statements and functions.
It comes with a library of sprites ranging from fashion to animals, including audio files from a wide variety of categories (Animal, ‘Electronic’, ‘Instruments’), and sounds can be imported from an internal or external drive and also recorded.
There is a built-in help file that provides the children with a step-by-step guide on various projects such as creating games and animations. The sprites can also be edited using the built-in editor. You can add effects to the sounds, configure the lengths and perform other editing operations.
All in all, the application provides children with an easy and visual way to learn how to program with little or no supervision.
Scratch Offline Editor is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in coding / compilers category and is available to all software users as a free download.