Ultimate Guide to Install Sublime Text Editor on macOS, Windows and Linux

June 16, 2019 | 3 minutes read
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Ultimate Guide to Install Sublime Text Editor on macOS, Windows and Linux - Sikademy

One of the best text editor used by most developers is the Sublime Text Editor.

The reason is because of its sophisticated file organisation and syntax-highlighting capabilities.

It also has the ability to ease the coding experience through features such as automatic indentation of codes, automatic recognition of file types based on the code, plugins, macros, and packages.

These features make it easy to handle small- to large-scale development projects.packages.

Despite being faced with the tougher competition with other text editors and IDEs, what really makes Sublime Text stand out is it simplistic and light-weight design.

With a good user base, it is available for Linux, Windows and macOS platforms and can be used for code, markup and a lot more.

In this post, you will learn how to download and install the LATEST Sublime text on all Operating System platforms.

Here's how to download sublime text editor

To download sublime text, visit the official website, click/tap the "download tab" and select the option to download the setup file for Windows OS with ".exe" file extension and the ".dmg" file for macOS.

Install Sublime text on Windows OS

  • Run the downloaded ".exe" executable file. When you run the executable file, you will get the following prompt on your screen. Click Next to proceed.

    Prompt on your screen when sublime .exe is run on windows - Sikademy

  • Choose a location to install Sublime Text or use the default location (this will, in most cases, install it where your program files are located), then, and click Next.

    Choose location to install sublime text on windows - Sikademy

  • Crosscheck your chosen location, which shows that the setup is now ready to begin installing. Select the "Install" option to begin installing sublime text on your windows platform.

    Sublime text is ready to install on windows - Sikademy

  • Click the "Finish" option to complete the installation.

    Prompt indicating that sublime installation on windows is finished - Sikademy

  • Sublime text will auto launch upon successful installation. That's it, you may now proceed with using it.

Install Sublime text on Windows OS

  • Download and run the ".dmg" file.

  • After verifying, you will get the window below. Drag the sublime text file into the applications folder.

    Install sublime text on mac by dragging into application folder - Sikademy

  • After copying, look for the application on your launchpad, launch it and you may get the prompt below

    Prompt gotten after downloading and launching sublime text for the first time on macOS - Sikademy

  • Go ahead and choose the "open" option. Voila! you have sublime text.

Install Sublime text on Linux Platform

  • Open terminal run command the command below on the terminal to install the key.

    wget -qO - https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-pub.gpg | sudo apt-key add -

    Install sublime key on linux- Sikademy

  • Next, add the apt repository using the commmand below

    echo "deb https://download.sublimetext.com/ apt/stable/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sublime-text.list
    add the sublime apt repository on Linux - Sikademy

  • Check for recent updates by running the command:

    sudo apt-get update
    Check for recent updates to Sublime on Linux - Sikademy

  • Finally, run the command below to install sublime text on Linux

    sudo apt-get install sublime-text
  • Upon installation, you can launch it from the desktop app launcher and begin using it.

An alternative way to install sublime text on Linux is graphically using Snap support in Ubuntu Software Center. To do this, search for Sublime Text in the software center and install it. It's a simple and straightforward procedure that can be done in a couple of clicks.

Now you have it, what's next?

Sublime text editor is available to be used for free by anyone. However, you need to purchase a license if you intend to use this commercially and continually.

With that in mind, I hope this tutorial was helpful in installing Sublime Text on your Computer. If you have any questions or suggestions, let us know in the comment section below. Also, subscribe to our newsletters to get the latest info in your box.

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