The Snap App of Sublime Text 3 Available for Test

Last updated on August 20th, 2018

The community has made Sublime Text 3 into the SNAP package. So far, it’s available for testing in candidate channel.

A snap is an universal Linux application comes with all its dependencies bundled. It runs in sandbox and is isolated from other system software.

If you just want to install latest stable Sublime Text 3 in Ubuntu. There’s an official apt repository and here’s how-to tips.

Install Sublime Text 3 via Snap:

[ac-box style=”tip”]Once the snap is published into stable channel, you can easily install or remove it in Ubuntu Software[/ac-box]

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application launcher. When it opens, run command:

snap install sublime-text-3 --classic

The command works in Ubuntu 16.04 and higher. And the --candidate flag is not required anymore since the snap is now in stable.

The snap package co-exists with traditional packages, you’ll have two launcher icons:

To make sure you’re running the snap app, you can launch it from the terminal command:



To remove the snap app for Sublime Text 3, run command:

snap remove sublime-text-3