How to install Ghostwriter on Ubuntu – Distraction-free Markdown Editor

Ghostwriter is a free open source distraction-free Markdown editor for linux and Windows. The full screen mode, a clean interface and the focus mode of ghostwriter gives you distraction-free writing experience. Focus Mode allows you to highlight only the current text around the cursor while fading the rest. It comes with built-in light and dark themes and you can also create your own theme by adding a background image. Another important feature is Live HTML Preview. Using ghostwriter you can export the document to HTML, Word, ODT, PDF or any other format.


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Install ghostwriter on Ubuntu

To install Ghostwriter on your system, open the terminal app (ctrl+alt+t) and run below snap command. It will install the latest Ghostwriter on your Ubuntu Linux system.

sudo snap install ghostwriter

After the successful installation, you can open it using below command. Or the Ubuntu Show Apps menu.


You can also uninstall it using below command.

sudo snap remove ghostwriter

Install Ghostwriter via PPA:

Open your terminal app in Ubuntu and add ghostwriter PPA by running the below command in terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wereturtle/ppa

Type your Ubuntu password. Then press the enter key. This will add the ghostwriter Markdown editor’s PPA on your system. Then run the below command.

sudo apt update

After that type the below command and press enter key to install ghostwriter Markdown editor on Ubuntu.

sudo apt install ghostwriter

Type Y and press the enter key to confirm the installation. After the successful installation of ghostwriter Markdown editor, click the Show Apps from Ubuntu dash dock and type ghostwriter in the search field. Then click ghostwriter Markdown editor to open it.

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Install Ghostwriter via Flatpak:

In the terminal app run below Ghostwriter flatpak install command.

flatpak install flathub io.github.wereturtle.ghostwriter

After that open it using below command.

flatpak run io.github.wereturtle.ghostwriter

Note: You need flatpak and flathub on your system before installing ghostwriter. If you don’t have flatpak and flathub, then install it using below commands and restart your system after installation it.

sudo apt install flatpak
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub
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  1. Evgeny

    Thank you!

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