Sublime Text is one of my favorite code editor. Its lightness and capability to open large text file make me love it. A good news for fellow Sublime Text lovers, Sublime Text 3 Beta has been opened for public, so you can try it for free, right now! This public beta is available for both registered users and public users. The latest build 3047 is the fastest, most stable, most polished version of Sublime Text yet.

There are some new features introduced in build 3047: high DPI support for Windows and Linux, as well as improved file change detection, smarter atomic save, improved rendering performance and many bug fixes. Compared to version 2, Sublime Text 3 brings some core features:

  • Speed. Startup time, file load time, and Replace All have all been significantly improved. If you’re using OS X with a Retina display, then you’ll find huge rendering speed improvements too.
  • Symbol Indexing, for Goto Definition and Goto Symbol in Project. Complementing these are the Jump Forward and Jump Back features.
  • Improved HTML Editing, including tag and attribute completion as well as automatic tag closing.
  • Improved Project and Pane management, including multiple workspaces for a single project.
  • Richer API. Plugins are better insulated from the application, and now have a broader and fully threadsafe API to work with.

So, if you love Sublime Text 2, you'll definitely love Sublime Text 3 too!

Install Sublime Text 3 on Ubuntu
There are two methods available for Ubuntu users! We can download the DEB installer from Sublime's official website or via PPA which makes installing Sublime Text 3 easier.

Method 1: Install from DEB installer
If you don't want to add any PPA to your system, simply download the DEB installer here. Once downloaded, simply run the following command to install:
  • sudo dpkg -i sublime-text_build-3047_i386.deb
Done! You now can access Sublime Text 3 from Unity Dash.

Method 2: Install from PPA
The easier way to install Sublime Text 3 is by adding unofficial PPA maintained by WebUpd8 team. Simply execute the following command:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-3
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install sublime-text-installer
The "sublime-text-installer" will download Sublime Text 3 from its website and automatically installs it for you.

Good luck!