How to Install Brackets Code Editor in Ubuntu and Linux Mint (v1.13)

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Brackets is a free, powerful but lightweight, and one of the best open source code editor available in the market. The giant software company – Adobe is behind and developed this nifty piece of software which has given focused on front-end developers and web designers. Brackets Code Editor is built in and for HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This modern text editor is also a cross-platform application which supports all the major OS including Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. It supports live preview while editing and contains inline editor. Brackets support extension and come with an easy to use extensions manager inbuilt. Moreover, there are lots of themes and extensions available for brackets.

How to Install Brackets Text Editor on Ubuntu and its Variants

In this tutorial article, I will show you how to install Brackets Text editor or code editor on Ubuntu and its variants like Linux Mint, Elementary OS etc. Moreover, I will provide you source code or deb file, so that you can also install this Linux text editor on any other Linux Distros.

Method 1: Install as a Snap Package

Installing any software as Snap Package is very easy and straightforward. Snap Package is supported in all the latest Ubuntu and other Linux distros ( after Ubuntu 16.04). But don’t worry, if you don’t have Snap enabled into the system. Just run the below command to install the snap daemon:

sudo apt-get install snapd

So now you can install Brackets from the distro specific or Ubuntu software center with a few clicks.

Brackets in the Ubuntu software center
Brackets is available on all the latest Ubuntu software Center as Snap package

If you want to install through a command line or Terminal, use Snap command. Once you have installed Snap Daemon using above snapd command, run the following in the Terminal:

sudo snap install brackets

Method 2: Install Brackets Code Editor via PPA

There is an unofficial PPA for installing Brackets on Ubuntu and other Ubuntu derivatives. But now it’s not recommended as this application support official software repository in the software center. Although if you want to install, run the below command into the Terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/brackets
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install brackets

Method 3: Install Brackets using Deb Package or Source Code

Using source code is a universal way to install any software on any Linux distros. Download the source code or Deb package from the link below. And deb binaries can be used to install software on Ubuntu and other Linux distros based on Ubuntu like Elementary OS, Linux Mint, Deepin, Pinguy OS etc. In case, you don’t know how to install deb files on Ubuntu, check my tutorial on it.

Download Deb File or Source Code

How to Remove Brackets Code Editor

In case, you didn’t like this text editor, you can easily uninstall it. If you have installed it from software center, then you can also remove it from there. If you have installed it as a snap package, then to remove it, run the following command:

sudo snap remove brackets

In case, you used PPA, run the below command one by one:

sudo apt-get remove brackets
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:webupd8team/brackets

Optional – To remove the PPA, launch “Software & Updates” utility and navigate to “Other Software” tab.

Remove the PPA from Software and Update Utility

So I have come to the last of my tutorial. I hope this article helped you to install Brackets code editor on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and other Linux distros. What do you think about Brackets? Is this can be considered as best Linux Code Editor? Share your suggestion and experience in the comment below.

Note: The features mentioned here are not all-inclusive. The features mentioned are compiled either from their respective official websites or from my personal experience using them.

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