Install Brackets Editor In Ubuntu 14.04 And Linux Mint 17 Via PPA

How to install brackets in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Brackets is an open source editor from Adobe. Brackets is more of a code editor rather than a text editor and it is focused on web designers and front end developers. Brackets is built in and for HTML, CSS and Java Script. In this article, we shall see how to install Brackets in Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17.

Since I am not a web developer, perhaps I may not do justice reviewing Brackets editor. However, if you are interested, you can read a fine review here. Also, Brackets is in beta for the moment and yet to see its first stable result, pretty much like other open source text editor LimeText.

Install Brackets in Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17

Brackets has binaries available for Debian based distributions. There is also a PPA by Webupd8 team. Let’s first see how to install Bracket via a PPA. Open a terminal and use the following commands:

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

If you do not like PPAs, you can get the .deb installation files from the link below:

Download Brackets Binaries

These .deb binaries can be installed by double clicking on it. It will be opened in Ubuntu Software Center by default. You can use a lighter alternative Gdebi as well.

Though, I mentioned only Ubuntu and Linux Mint, the same methods should also work in other Linux distributions based on Ubuntu such as Pinguy OS, LXLE, Elementary OS, Peppermint, Deepin, Linux Lite etc.

Remove Brackets

If you did not like Brackets, you can remove it using the following commands:

sudo apt-get remove brackets

Also remove the PPA from the source lists:

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

If you had it installed from the binaries, you can uninstall it from  Ubuntu Software Center.

I hope this helped you to install Brackets in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. What do you think of Brackets? Is Brackets better than Atom text editor? Do share your views.

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thank you! It was very useful!

Thanks for the instructions, brief, to the point, and functional.

why there is no UNDO after saving the file?.. that is most needed for developers :D

Thanks, very nice info!!!

The second i get brackets here, after i uninstall and install again my linux-mint... thanks


the repository is no longer working. When I run the "sudo apt-get update", I get an error. I would try to install brackets from terminal.. but if I can't I'll install it from their website. Thank you

I've just installed here from repo. It's working.

Thanks a lot, it is work. Smile....

how to open brackets after installing it


If you are using ubuntu, simply press 'windows' key and search for brackets. For Mint, it should be under Programming.

Typo in remove should be "--remove ppa....."


No problem ;)