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This article or section documents the current version of Scratch (version 3.0). For this article in Scratch 2.0, see How to Download the Offline Editor (2.0). For this article in Scratch 1.4, see How to Download Scratch (1.4).
The page to download the Offline Editor.

This is a tutorial on how to download the Offline Editor for Scratch 3.0.

System Requirements

To download the offline editor, one must have one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 10+[note 1]
  • macOS 10.11+
  • A Linux distribution
  • ChromeOS
  • Android 6.0+

Installing the Offline Editor

Follow the instructions for your operating system. Linux is not officially supported, but one can install Scratch on it easily.

Windows

Microsoft Store

Note Note: This will not work on Windows 7.
  1. Open the Microsoft Store website here. This will lead directly to the Scratch page.
  2. Click "Install/Open". This will open the Microsoft Store app.
  3. When the Microsoft Store app opens, click "Install". This will download and install Scratch.

Direct Download

Note Note: This method does not allow automatic updates.
  1. On the download page where it says "Direct download" click that link, or click here.
  2. Run the .exe file that is downloaded.
  3. Choose whether you want to install it only for yourself (the "Only for me" option) or for anyone who uses your computer (this will prompt for a Windows administrator password), then click "Install".
  4. When the installer finishes click "Finish".

macOS

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One can get the macOS app from the App Store or as a direct download. To download directly, drag the file ("Scratch 3") that is downloaded into the Applications folder.

Linux

Note Note: Scratch is not officially supported on Linux currently, however, there are some options.

Using Flatpak (recommended)

Click to download

On the page, click the Install button, which should download a .flatpakref file. Open it. Your app store should go to the Scratch page. Click "Install" or similar when it appears.

This method also allows for automatic updates.

Using Wine

  1. Install Wine (a program which allows Windows applications to run on Linux) for Linux
  2. Follow the Method for Direct download on Windows
  3. Type in cd (folder path)
  4. Type in wine scratch.exe

Scratux

Note Warning: Scratux is based off a version of Scratch with a critical security vulnerability.[1][2][3][4] Use it at your own risk.
  1. Install Scratux (an unofficial port of Scratch from source) from source or Snap Store if Scratux is going to be installed in a Debian-based distribution. (The following steps are not necessary in the latter method.)
  2. Run fetch.sh file.
  3. Build Scratux via build.sh

For Raspberry Pi OS

Note Note: The users of other Debian-based Linux distros can also try installation via adding Raspberry Pi OS repositories to apt and running the following commands in Terminal, however, no guarantee can be given about whether this solution will work.
Note Note: Raspberry Pi maintains its own fork of Scratch with physical computing features, it might be slightly different than the main Scratch 3.0.
  1. Update Raspbian version to Raspbian Buster or newer if an older version is in use
  2. Go to Preferences > Recommended Software, select Scratch 3 and click "OK" button.
  3. Or alternatively, type in sudo apt-get install scratch3 to Terminal.

ChromeOS and Android

To get the app on ChromeOS or Android, download the app from the Google Play Store.

Notes

  1. While only Windows 10+ is supported, the editor will run on Windows 7.

References