Scratch 2 Offline Editor

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You can install the Scratch 2.0 editor to work on projects without an internet connection. This version will work on Mac, Windows, and some versions of Linux (32 bit).

How to Install the Scratch 2.0 Offline Editor

1. Install Adobe Air: If you don't already have it, download and install the latest Adobe AIR. For Linux, use AIR 2.6.0 for Linux (15MB).
    Note: For older Mac OSx 10.5 or below, use: Adobe AIR 2.6.0 Mac (18MB).
2. Install Scratch offline editor: Download and launch the Scratch 2.0 installer.

Starter Projects and Support Materials

The Scratch 2 Starter Projects are available for download in this Starter Projects file (zip).

You can also download the Getting Started Guide (PDF) and Scratch Cards (PDF).

Known issues:

  • If your offline editor is crashing directly after Scratch is opened, install the Scratch 2 offline editor again (see step 2 above.) This issue is due to a bug introduced in Adobe Air version 14. (released April 2014).
  • Graphic effects blocks (in "Looks") may slow down projects due to a known Flash bug.
  • The backpack is not yet available.


The Offline Editor can update itself (with user permission). It will check for updates at startup or you can use the "Check for updates" command in the file menu.

The current version is v404, updated 10 April 2014.

Bugs and Glitches

Found a bug? Please report it by posting in the Bugs and Glitches discussion forum.

Older versions of Scratch

If you have an older computer, or cannot install the Scratch 2.0 offline editor, you can try installing Scratch 1.4.