How to install GhostWriter 1.7.3 on Ubuntu 18.04

To install GhostWriter 1.7.3 on Ubuntu 18.04
GhostWriter is a stylish, free and open source, distraction free Markdown editor that runs well on both Windows and Linux. Due to its sleek and clean design, it is getting popular as one of the most sought after Markdown editor among the writing community. It is designed with several built in themes. It has an intuitive and innovative interface which makes editing text using Ghostwriter a seamless activity. In this tutorial, we will cover the installation of GhostWriter on Ubuntu 18.04.


Add the repository of GhostWriter using PPA

root@linuxhelp1:~# add-apt-repository ppa:wereturtle/ppa
 Ubuntu package archive for
 More info:
Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.

Hit:1 bionic InRelease
Get:2 bionic InRelease [15.9 kB]               
Get:3 bionic-security InRelease [83.2 kB]   
Get:15 bionic-updates/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [152 kB]
Get:16 bionic-updates/universe DEP-11 48x48 Icons [153 kB]
Get:17 bionic-updates/universe DEP-11 64x64 Icons [265 kB]
Get:18 bionic-updates/multiverse amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [2,468 B]
Get:19 bionic-backports/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [5,100 B]
Fetched 1,079 kB in 4s (298 kB/s)             
Reading package lists... Done

Install the GhostWriter package using the following command

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get install ghostwriter -y
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  apache2-bin apache2-data apache2-utils libapr1 libaprutil1 libaprutil1-dbd-sqlite3
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
Suggested packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 7 not upgraded.
Need to get 388 kB of archives.
After this operation, 1,421 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 bionic/main amd64 ghostwriter amd64 1.7.3-0ppa1~bionic1 [388 kB]
Fetched 388 kB in 1s (281 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package ghostwriter.
(Reading database ... 185048 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../ghostwriter_1.7.3-0ppa1~bionic1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking ghostwriter (1.7.3-0ppa1~bionic1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.1) ...
Setting up ghostwriter (1.7.3-0ppa1~bionic1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) …

Once Installation is done you can access the GhostWriter from the Menu as shown here

GhostWriter application

The version of GhostWriter can be found in Help-> About

With this, the method to install GhostWriter on Ubuntu 18.04 comes to an end.

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