Atom is an editor for the 21st century. Created by Github with love, Atom is a modular, advanced, hackable editor for programmers. We all know Editor play’s very important to keep developers like you productive.

To install atom editor in your Ubuntu system, you can visit the official web-site here to download the Atom editor for Mac, Windows and Linux.

how to install atom editor in Ubuntu

Just click on the Download button and open it with the Ubuntu software manager.

if you are a command-line person, you can install Atom by following the steps shown below.

To download and install Atom in Ubuntu you have to type the following command one by one in your terminal.

Step 1 : Add repository from official Atom Site

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] any main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/atom.list'

Press Enter if it ask your permission.

Step 2 : Update the Ubuntu System

sudo apt-get update

It will take some time. Be patient.

Step 3 : Install Atom Editor

sudo apt-get install atom

It will download and install the Atom editor on your Ubuntu 14.04. Here is a screenshot of Atom running in Ubuntu.

Atom editor in Ubuntu

You can then install extensions to enhance the functionalities of Atom editor. Here are top 5 packages you should consider to install in Atom.