Top Best Text Editors for Programming in Ubuntu(Linux)

These days Programming and web development create a lot of buzz among the youth which is really great for the next generation. Around 13 years ago Mark made a great history and Now he made billion of money. But no one really knows how many time he spend on coding. If you are dreaming like that then you should spend more time in front of your monitor, no matter which language and programming you are learning. Before learning programming you should collect the Best Text Editors for your language which is working well with your Linux desktop. Lots of Text Editors available for Ubuntu OS but collecting the best one is really tough. If you are a developer then you may like to work with so many codes. So Here is the best text editors for you to work smoothly.

10 Best Text Editors for Ubuntu

In this article we are going to talk about the Best top 10 Text editors for your Linux operating system. So please have a look below in our best collection

Sublime Text

Sublime Text editors for UbuntuSublime text is a awesome text editors for the programmers which is working very well with Ubuntu OS. More then 10 million developers use Sublime Text world wide. Because its free and really very light software. The Sublime Text 3 latest one is the very smooth and light to use in Ubuntu. There are multiple features in this tool along with Keyboard, Auto/Tab completions and more.

This tool is available in two categories one is free and another paid. You’ll able to use the trail version for lifetime with some limitations. To, get all the sublime features they suggest you to buy the license. Which allow you to use lots of plugin and add on features on this Editor. Myself personally use this tool  for a long while so i can say Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. You’ll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance.

Features of Sublime Text

  • comprehensive language support with TextMate-compatible grammars
  • multiple selections and column editing
  • “Goto Anything” quick navigation to locate files and code
  • a command palette to access all features
  • a mini-map and code snippets

How to install Sublime Text on Ubuntu

You can install Sublime Text on Ubuntu via terminal and Package Manager. Here is the some command line to follow.

For Sublime Text 2

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-2
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sublime-text

For Sublime Text 3

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sublime-text-installer

Install Via Terminal

Download the package from Sublime Text Official Website and follow the below code for 32 and 64 bit

For 32 Bit

wget Text 2.0.2.tar.bz2
tar vxjf Sublime Text 2.0.2.tar.bz2

For 64 Bit

wget Text 2.0.2 x64.tar.bz2
tar vxjf Sublime Text 2.0.2 x64.tar.bz2

Light Table

Light Table UbuntuLight Table which is known as next generation Text Editors. Light Table Connects you to your creation with instant feedback and showing data values flow through your code. This editor has lots of features and its also open sources which is powered by Chris and his team. Some of the features of this tool.

  • Free and open source on all platforms
  • Lightweight installation
  • Good-looking, fast minimalist interface
  • Auto-complete everywhere
  • Inline evaluation and watches
  • Split views and instant feedback
  • A command palette and fuzzy finder

How to Install Light Table in Ubuntu

Download the latest version of Light Table from the Official website and then unZip it. Which will unzip to an another folder called Light Table. Then move the folder to ‘/opt’.

Follow this command line to unZip it to “/opt”

sudo mv LightTable/ /opt

Create a launcher file called ‘light-table.desktop’.

sudo nano /usr/share/applications/light-table.desktop

And then follow the Below command line

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Light Table
GenericName=Text Editor


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