How to Install Notepad++ on Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop

Notepad++ is one of the easy to use and powerful text editor that works well for code editing.

But, if you go to the website, it is only available for windows. No installer for Ubuntu 18 or any other Linux distribution. But don't worry, we can still install notepad++ on Ubuntu, very easily.

Install Notepad++ on Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop

To install Notepad++ on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Open the terminal and execute:

sudo snap install notepad-plus-plus

And that' all you have to do, You can find the desktop launcher in the Ubuntu application menu.

notepad++ desktop launcher in the Ubuntu application menu

Ubuntu notepad plus plus editor will be automatically upgraded when a new version is available, But you and also run update manually with snap refresh command.

sudo snap refresh notepad-plus-plus

If you want to uninstall notepad-plus-plus, Execute:

sudo snap remove notepad-plus-plus
uninstall notepad-plus-plus on Ubuntu 18


In the old days, to install notepad++ on Ubuntu, First we had to install wine, then download the notepad++ and install it on the top of the wine. But now we have snap package manager and the latest version of notepad++ for Ubuntu available from the snap package manager.