PyCharm 2019.1 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu

PyCharm IDE

PyCharm IDE 2019.1 was released yesterday with many new features and improvements. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu.

PyCharm 2019.1 release highlights:

  • Completely redesigned Jupyter Notebooks support
  • Improved quick documentation for HTML and CSS.
  • Navigate quickly to recent locations, rather than files.
  • Python 2.6 and 3.4 are no longer supported.

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How to Install PyCharm 2018.3.1 in Ubuntu:

Jetbrains offers official Snap package for Linux desktop, which keeps the IDE always up-to-date.

For Ubuntu 18.04 and higher, simply open Ubuntu Software, search for and install pycharm packages:

pycharm in softwarecenter

For Ubuntu 16.04, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and install snapd daemon via command:

sudo apt install snapd snapd-xdg-open

install snapd xdg

Then install PyCharm snap package via command:

sudo snap install pycharm-community --classic

In the command replace pycharm-community with pycharm-professional for the professional edition.

pycharm community snap


To remove the PyCharm snap package, either use Ubuntu Software or run command in terminal:

sudo snap remove pycharm-professional pycharm-community

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