medit : A Simple And Elegant Text Editor For Linux Mint / Ubuntu

Medit is a lightweight and comprehensive text editor for Linux Mint/Ubuntu which provides syntax highlighting and hence making it simple to work with for both basic text editing as well as for writing programs.

To install it, open Terminal and type :

sudo apt-get install medit

Installing medit

After it is installed, it can be launched from the Applications section.

Launching medit through Ubuntu unity dashboard

The interface is clean and elegant yet powerful.

medit interface

Various coding language specific preferences can be set through Edit > Preferences > Languages and selecting the specific language.

Coding language preferences in medit

Overall, pretty easy to use and configure. Lots of information about medit can be found on it’s project homepage here.

Happy text editing.


  1. small and usefull says:

    nice editor.