If you have ever been scratching your head wondering "Why do I have to pay for Scratch?" then I want to encourage you to try the ScratchLive program. It is free, and it is available right now. This new software program is not affiliated with Apple in any way, shape or form. It has been created by a group of programmers all under one umbrella, who want to bring another popular programming language, Processing, to Mac computers. What does this mean for you? For me, it means that you no longer have to pay for Scratch, but you can take advantage of other wonderful programs that are FREE!
If you use Scratch on your Mac computer then you will notice something a little different. The syntax of the language is much more standardized and is generally easier to understand. The "bubble editor" has been enhanced so that all of the characters within a particular word can be easily modified and saved for later usage. Although there is a learning curve, if you want to use Scratch on your Mac computer you really don't have to understand everything about the Scratch programming language in order to be successful. It is up to you to open up the bubble editor and create images and shapes for objects.
If you like creating pictures and images then this may be the perfect solution for you as it takes very little skill to create a photo or a painting from scratch. It is also great for creating a website, graphics, or Flash animation for your computer screen. What's even better is that once you download the free ScratchLive program and install it onto your Mac computer you will never have to pay for Scratch again. Download it today and start creating your creations!