Collection Of Best IDEs For Linux In 2018 : Linux Programming

Insight: Best IDEs for Linux in 2018

Let’s jump into the topic directly without any explanation. In this post, we are going write about IDEs, some of the best IDEs for Linux in 2018.

Collection Of Best IDEs For Linux In 2018 : Linux Programming

1) Brackets

Brackets is one of the popular open source IDE for Linux. It is developed by Adobe.  It built on HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

How to install Brackets

For Ubuntu:

Install brackets in Ubuntu using snap:

sudo snap install brackets

For other Linux distributions:

Download Brackets

2) Light Table

Despite of being not so common name in IDEs segment, Light Table is feature rich open source IDE. Light Table has a powerful plugin system with over 100+ plugins.

Download Light Table


3) Atom

Atom is another popular programming tool for Linux.  Developed by Github Atom IDE is sleek and modern looking IDE. Atom comes pre-installed with four UI and eight syntax themes in both dark and light colors along with number of themes from active community. Atom is built with HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and Node.js integration.

Collection Of Best IDEs For Linux In 2018 : Linux Programming

Features of Atom:

  • Cross-platform editing
  • Built-in package manager
  • File system browser
  • Smart autocompletion
  • Multiple panes


Download ATOM


4) Bluefish

Bluefish is a cross platform IDE which is available on Linux, FreeBSD, MacOS-X, Windows, OpenBSD and Solaris.

Some of the features:


  • Lightweight – Bluefish tries to be lean and clean, as far as possible given it is a GUI editor.
  • Fast – Bluefish starts really quick (even on a netbook) and loads hundreds of files within seconds.
  • Multiple document interface, easily opens 500+ documents (tested >10000 documents simultaneously)
  • Project support, enables you to work efficiently on multiple projects, and automatically restores settings for each project.
  • Multi-threaded support for remote files using gvfs, supporting FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, WebDAV, CIFS and more
  • Very powerful search and replace, with support for Perl Compatible regular expressions, sub-pattern replacing, and search and replace in files on disk.
  • Open files recursively based on filename patterns and/or content patterns
  • Snippets sidebar – specify custom dialogs, search and replace patterns or insert patterns and bind them to a shortkut key combination of your liking to speed up your development process
  • Integrate external programs such as make, lint, weblint, xmllint, tidy, javac, or your own program or script to handle advanced text processing or error detection
  • Integrate external filters of your liking, pipe your document (or just the current selected text) through sort, sed, awk or any custom script
  • Unlimited undo/redo functionality
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Install Bluefish on Ubuntu using PPA


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:klaus-vormweg/bluefish

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install bluefish


Download Bluefish


There are plenty of IDEs available in the market. These four are our favorite one. Let us know if we have missed out other important and useful IDE.