How to Install Brackets on Ubuntu 22.04

Brackets is primarily used for web development and is a lightweight, very powerful, and extensively customizable text/code editor. It is optimized for web-development HTML and CSS along with JavaScript. Using extensions, you can enhance the functionality to a great extent and customize the experience of the app to your liking.

One of the most powerful functionalities boasted by Brackets is the Live Preview. It allows you to continue working on your website and watch your changes take shape in real-time. So how can you leverage these aesthetically pleasing functionalities on your Ubuntu 22.04? In this guide, I will walk you through the installation process of setting up Brackets on your computer. Let’s start.

Through the Ubuntu Software Store

Though the terminal is the popular choice for many Ubuntu users, if you are one of those who prefer the GUI method, you can use it to install Brackets through the Ubuntu Software Store. Head over to the Software Store.

From the search button in the upper left corner, you need to expand the search box and type in “bracket”. Now select the option highlighted as in the following screenshot.

On the application page in the next screen, you need to select the green “Install” button.

You will be prompted to authenticate with the password for your account, if you want to proceed.

As soon as you do that, it will initialize the installation process, and you can see the progress being reflected in place of the “Install” button.

After the Brackets installation process completes, you will see the “Uninstall” (bin) button in place of the “Install” button.

Through the terminal

For this method, you need to have “snapd” installed on your Ubuntu 22.04. Though is installed by default when you install Ubuntu, if it’s not, you can follow this optional step in order to install it.

Optional: Install Snapd

First, run the following to confirm that you have “snapd” installed and enabled.

$snap version

If it recognizes the command and shows you the versions for snap and snapd, then it means that it is installed on your computer. Else, you can install it using the following:

$sudo apt install snapd

Installing Brackets

Now you are ready to install Brackets on your Ubuntu 22.04. Run the following command to kickstart the installation process.

$sudo snap install brackets --classic

With this output, the terminal is signaling to you that the Brackets code editor has been installed on your Ubuntu 22.04 without any errors.

Launching Brackets

Similar to many other applications, you can launch brackets through two methods. If you prefer the GUI, go into applications and use the search box to look for brackets.

Click on the Brackets icon to launch the code-editor. If you’ve installed through the terminal:


Uninstalling Brackets

Whether you want to work through any other text editor, or if you just want to free up some disk space, you can uninstall it using the method you installed with.

Through the Ubuntu Software Store

In your Ubuntu Software Store, go to the application page for Brackets. All that is required from you to do is press the “delete” button. You will be prompted once to confirm that you want to uninstall Brackets from your Ubuntu 22.04.