CutePad: A Simple and Rather Pretty Text Editor for Linux

Last updated: February 19, 2014

CutePad Text Editor

Dear readers, in this tutorial I’m going to show you a beautiful text editor called CutePad. Never heard of? CutePad is an open-source, simple and rather pretty text editor with some handy features. It’s available for Windows and Linux.


  • Simple and clean graphical interface.
  • Real fast start up time.
  • Ability to read and write any text document.
  • Can be export the document as PDF format.
  • Insert Images, tables, dates and times easily.
  • Cross platform >> can be used in any Linux or Windows operating system.
  • Keyboard shortcut facilities.
  • Finally it’s modern and cute when comparing to a ordinary text editor.

See some screenshots:

beautiful text editor cutepad

beautiful text editor cutepad

beautiful cutepad text editor

beautiful cutepad text editor

beautiful cutepad text editor

Install CutePad:

The EXE file for Windows and Linux installer (support Ubuntu, Fedora, Net Runner, Slitaz and others) are available in CutePad official download page.

If you’re comfortable with Linux command line, you can follow the steps below to install it:

1. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to download the Linux installer:


In the code, change x86 to x64 for 64 bit system.

2. Extract the downloaded package:

tar -xf cutepad_linuxbuild*.tar

3. Make the installer executable:

chmod +x CutePad-*-Linux-*-Install

4. Run the installer and follow the setup wizard:


Once installed, you can launch this app from Menu or Unity Dash.


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9 responses to CutePad: A Simple and Rather Pretty Text Editor for Linux

  1. Would this procedure be different in any way with the Xfce desktop?

    • Works in same way in Xfce DE

      • All I get is “No such file or directory.”

        I am looking right at it in a terminal window. I’ll try installing it into ~/bin

        • You may download the installer from the official link in the post, then in your file browser check “Allow execute file as a program” in file’s context menu -> Properties -> Permission window.

          To start the installer, you need to navigate to the folder where you save the installer in terminal, for example cd ~/Downloads will navigate to user’s Downloads folder, and run:

  2. ./ line 12: /home/ron/CutePad/./CutePad: No such file or directory

  3. UBUNTU 14.04
    ./ ligne 12: /home/med/CutePad/./CutePad: Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type