Scratch Versions

This page lists the versions of Scratch. The current version is 2.0.

Scratch 2.0

Scratch 2.0
Main article: Scratch 2.0

Scratch 2.0 was in development for several years, until a public beta began on January 28, 2013. It was officially released on May 9, 2013.

New features:

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.

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 () Then, Repeat, and Forever blocks automatically wrap around block stacks when dragged over them.
Warning Note: This version introduced the Disappearing Text Bug.

Scratch 1.2

Scratch 1.2
Main article: Scratch 1.2

Released officially on December 7, 2007.

New features:

The beta had:

Scratch 1.1

Scratch 1.1
Main article: 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

Scratch 1.0
Main article: Scratch 1.0

Released on January 8, 2007, this was the first version of Scratch available to the public. This version began the 1.x series.

New features: Although it had been in private development for a long while, everything was new to the public. Changes from the previous beta include:

Earlier versions

An early version of Scratch from 2004.
Main article: Development of Scratch 1.0

The development of Scratch 1.0 spanned from 2003 to 2007 and included several different interfaces and experiments with different blocks and features. It spanned several versions, from Scratch 0.1 to the November 2006 beta for educators.


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