Insanity Alternatives

    Insanity is described as 'block-based programming language with powerful commands, such as file I/O, cloud variables, and much more. It is based off Scratch 1.4 by MIT' and is an app in the Development category. There are eight alternatives to Insanity for Windows, Mac, Linux and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Scratch, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Insanity are Snap! (Free, Open Source), Waterbear (Free, Open Source), HyperNext Studio (Free) and Blockly (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 21, 2019

    1. Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.
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    2. Snap! (formerly BYOB) is a visual, drag-and-drop programming language. It is an extended reimplementation of Scratch (a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab) that allows you to Build Your Own Blocks.
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    3. Waterbear is a toolkit for making programming more accessible and fun. Having a visual language means you don't have to focus on learning a syntax to start programming.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Easy Programming for beginners. HyperNext Studio is an easy to use software creation system that allows hobbyists, students, educators, in fact almost anyone, to quickly start building their own software that works.
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    4. Blockly is a library for building visual programming editors. Users can drag blocks together to build an application. No typing required.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Bingo is a programming language based on Scratch by MIT which uses a "block" UI, where the user can snap together different blocks to make more advanced scripts. There are many added blocks to Scratch 1.4.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Panther is a programming language aimed at young users with only a small knowledge of programming. Panther offers you a more advanced version of Scratch, a simple programming language developed at MIT.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      Describes ToonTalk - an animated interactive world inside of which children can build programs and games.
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