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This page lists the versions of Scratch.

Scratch 2.0

Main article: Scratch 2.0
Scratch 2.0 Scratch Day alpha

Release as estimated is mid to late summer 2013. A public beta is starting on January 28th.


  • Scratch Day alpha: Alpha version of the program and website made available as a preview from May 17 to May 21 for Scratch Day 2012. Features a new layout similar to the pre-alpha but with many graphical and several functional changes. Attendees of Scratch Day @ MIT were able to log in to the site and test cloud variables.
  • "Ye olde pre-alpha": Pre-alpha released by the Scratch Team at Scratch Day @ MIT 2011. Visually similar to Scratch 1.x versions with the layout of the Experimental Viewer and a few new features like cloning. Includes the Stamp Transparent () block which is unavailable elsewhere.

Scratch 1.4

Scratch 1.4
Main article: Scratch 1.4

Released officially on July 19, 2009.

New features:

  • New blocks for string handling.
  • The Ask () and Wait block (asks for input from the user).
  • A new boolean block for lists, () Contains (), which checks if the list has a certain item into it.
  • You can now use a webcam to take pictures, to use them in sprites and backgrounds.
  • There are some "hidden" blocks under the Motion category, for use with the LEGO WeDo Robotics kit.
  • Modified GUI.
  • A new stage mode, added to presentation mode and regular mode: Small stage mode.
  • A revised color picker in the paint editor.
  • Various minor changes as well.


  • Release Candidate: Released on June 5, 2009, this version could be downloaded by people willing to test it out. It had a smaller palette of colours and was more buggy than the release version.
  • "Scratch Day Beta": Given out at the MIT Scratch Day celebration on May 16, 2009. One particular thing about this version is that it had a feature called Mesh, which allowed online connectivity.
  • Scratch 1.4.0.x: The versions of Scratch 1.4 for Ubuntu and other Debian-based Linux distributions, as well as Fedora and RPM-based distributions. These versions did not add any new features besides support for Linux. They range from to, and the differences between each are mainly bugfixes.

Scratch 1.3

Scratch 1.3
Main article: Scratch 1.3

Released officially on September 2, 2008.

New features:

  • Variables can handle strings (non-digit text)
  • Lists (ways of storing multiple pieces of information in one place).
  • Comments (small rectangles that you can type into — can attach to blocks) have been added.
  • Given fonts are replaced with the fonts from your computer.
  • If, Repeat, and Forever blocks automatically wrap around block stacks when dragged over them.
Note Note: This version introduced the Disappearing Text Bug.

Scratch 1.2

Main article: Scratch 1.2
Scratch 1.2

Released officially on December 7, 2007.

New features:

The beta had:

Scratch 1.1

Main article: Scratch 1.1
Scratch 1.1

Released officially May 2007.

New features:

  • A new Windows installer
  • Repeat Until () block
  • The Cap Block shape was added
  • A single sprite can now play multiple notes at once (i.e. chords) (previously, a sprite could play only one note at a time)
  • You can click to the left or right of the knob on a slider to change the number by a small amount
  • You can now add tags to your projects when sharing (when you click the "Share!" button)
  • Support for the optional Scratch Sensor Board has been improved

Scratch 1.0

Main article: Scratch 1.0
Scratch 1.0

New features: There were no public previous versions of Scratch to compare this to, so nothing was new. Alternately, one could say that everything was new.

Released on January 8, 2007,[1] this was the first version of Scratch available to the public.

Scratch 0.2

This version was developed in spring 2004. The known information about it is mostly from builds around March. Many of these features changed quite a bit and are not present in all versions, as Scratch was very actively being developed and things were being added and removed all the time. These are features known to be in at least some version.

An early version of Scratch believed to be from after version 0.2.

New features:

Scratch 0.1

Scratch 0.1

Development on this version began in January 2003 and went up until its testing by Harvard and MIT students in October 2003. This preliminary testing led to the creation of the Stage in Scratch 0.2.[5]

New features: This was the first prototype version of Scratch, so there were no new features

Note Note: This version of Scratch had a very different interface to Scratch 1.0

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