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How to install Brackets Code Editor on Ubuntu 18.04

This tutorial explains how to download and install adobe brackets code editor on Ubuntu 18.04 desktop.

Brackets is a free, open-source text editor for web designing, developed by adobe. It is a lightweight IDE Optimized for Web designing and development and  If you are a web developer that use HTML, CSS and Javascript then the brackets is the ideal code editor for your Ubuntu Desktop.

How to install Brackets Code Editor on Ubuntu 18.04

To install Brackets, first we need to download the deb installer from the brackets website.


  1. Log in to your Ubuntu 18.04 desktop, open a web browser and navigate to http://brackets.io/.
  2. Click on the download button and download the latest deb package.
    Download Brackets for Ubuntu 18.04
  3. After the download has finished, right click on the deb file and click: Open With Software Install, then the install button.
    Install brackets deb package on Ubuntu

As a Snap package

There is an alternative method to install brackets on Ubuntu 18.04, That is to use snap package manager.

Open the Ubuntu terminal and run:

sudo snap install brackets --classic

If you want to uninstall brackets, run:

sudo snap remove brackets

One advantage of the snap package is, it will update the the brackets to newest version automatically when a new version is available, on the other hand deb package is more stable than the snap version.

Brackets code editor has a lot of interesting features to help professional web developers, such as Inline code editing and Live preview.