Download the installer .msi file and double click it for installation.


Download the .dmg file and open in from your download folder. Drag & drop the onto your Application folder.


Flatpak: For all distributions

Many distros like Fedora and CentOS come with Flatpak pre-installed. If your distro does not support Flatpak out of the box check out the Flatpak Installation Guide.

Download the BabelEdit Flatpak and run the flatpak installer:

flatpak install /your/download/path/BabelEdit-[version].flatpak

BabelEdit should automatically appear in your Applications list. Some systems might also require a restart.

You might see the following error during installation:

The application com.codeandweb.babeledit/x86_64/master requires the runtime
org.freedesktop.Platform/x86_64/20.08 which was not found

If this is the case, the Flathub repo was not added to your system. It contains the base image, BabelEdit needs to run.

Open a command line and run:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

After that, try installing BabelEdit again.


This installation works for distros using the apt packet manager. If your OS does not support apt scroll up and check out the section how to install BabelEdit using Flatpak. Or unpack the deb file .

Start by downloading BabelEdit .deb.

Open the downloads folder and click the BabelEdit-X.Y.Z.deb to install it using the software installer.

You can also use command line:

sudo apt-get install ./BabelEdit-5.0.0.deb

RPM distros: Unpacking .deb files

If Flatpak is not an option and your distribution does not support apt you can simply unpack the .deb file.

Use ar and tar to extract the file contents:

ar x BabelEdit-2.8.0.deb tar xvf data.tar.xz

You can now copy the contents of the usr folder to /

Or you keep them in a directory and adjust the scripts usr/bin/BabelEdit to match the paths...