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Sublime Text 2.0 Released

Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m pleased to announce that Sublime Text 2 has graduated out of beta, with 2.0 now available for your text editing pleasure.

I’d like to thank everyone who’s purchased, used or given feedback on Sublime Text 2 since the inital version in 2011. Sublime Text has had an amazingly positive reception, and it’s time to raise a toast to many versions to come.

Compared to the last beta, version 2.0 offers a more polished experience, with over one hundred tweaks and improvements. Some of the notable ones are:

Retina display support for OS X. Additionally for OS X, the ODB Editor Suite is now supported, as is the system find pasteboard.

Quick Skip Next. Quick Add Next (Ctrl+D⌘D) is one of the most popular editing commands in Sublime Text. It’s now been complemented with Quick Skip Next (Ctrl+K, Ctrl+D⌘K, ⌘D), to skip over matches, so you can select just the ones you want:

Lots more! Text drag and drop, improved build systems, CSS completions, modified tab highlighting with the highlight_modified_tabs setting, Vintage mode improvements, and many more. See the changelog for the full list.

Download Sublime Text 2.0 now, or to see what it’s all about, take the tour on the home page.

Jon Skinner


  1. Can only find the Beta download links…

    Comment by Nathan — June 26, 2012 @ 11:33 pm

  2. Nathan: Please hit reload if your browser if you’re still seeing the old download page

    Comment by Jon Skinner — June 26, 2012 @ 11:36 pm

  3. Congrats on a fine release Jon :) Sublime Text 2.0 FTW!

    Comment by Justin Carter — June 26, 2012 @ 11:39 pm

  4. Congratulations!!!

    Comment by ruurd — June 26, 2012 @ 11:40 pm

  5. Great work guys, finally here!

    Comment by Ryan Henricus — June 26, 2012 @ 11:41 pm

  6. Good news! And what about integrated FTP for working on servers? I know the wbond-package, but a built in function wold be great.

    Comment by Joe — June 26, 2012 @ 11:42 pm

  7. Congrats on the release Jon!

    Comment by Chad Calhoun — June 26, 2012 @ 11:42 pm

  8. Is this Build 2209? Will the beta channel continue to update?

    Comment by zimmen — June 26, 2012 @ 11:42 pm

  9. Love it, thanks guys and congrats ont he hard work. I hope someone makes a blog post on all the tricks that you can do, because I know there’s some things I still don’t know even after months of working with it lol

    Comment by Lamonte — June 26, 2012 @ 11:43 pm

  10. Oh, and congratulations! There are no more reasons why anybody would not use Sublime Text 2!

    Comment by zimmen — June 26, 2012 @ 11:43 pm

  11. Retina OS X support?



    Comment by Apostolos — June 26, 2012 @ 11:46 pm

  12. Congratulations! I love Sublime Text!

    Sidenote: I’ve hoped you would drop the “2″ in “Sublime Text 2″ App name.

    Comment by Martin Hauser — June 26, 2012 @ 11:47 pm

  13. Congrats! Great work!

    Comment by xmlu — June 26, 2012 @ 11:50 pm

  14. Thanks Genious !!!

    Comment by Marcos — June 26, 2012 @ 11:51 pm

  15. Congratulations on a great product! glad I bought it a few months ago!

    Comment by Michael Butler — June 26, 2012 @ 11:53 pm

  16. Ey ma man, this editor rocks.

    I’ll buy it, as soon as I get paid :)

    Comment by codemonkey — June 27, 2012 @ 12:03 am

  17. wow. finally it’s here !!!
    thx for this great app sir !
    good job !

    Comment by eljauzaa — June 27, 2012 @ 12:05 am

  18. Congratulations!!!You guy have made a wonderful text editor!

    Comment by Leeiio — June 27, 2012 @ 12:07 am

  19. Brilliant work – Sublime Text really has become an essential bit of software. Love it :-)

    Comment by Mike — June 27, 2012 @ 12:09 am

  20. Congrats. I’m proud owner of full version :)

    Comment by Jitendra Vyas — June 27, 2012 @ 12:10 am

  21. Nice, Congratulations and thank you !

    (in the “Check for Updates” menu entry (OSX), the text is “Sublime Text 2 Version $APP_PUBLIC_VERSION”)

    Comment by hub — June 27, 2012 @ 12:13 am

  22. Congratulations on the release and thanks for an awesome product. I’ve been using it for several months now – it’s the best text editor I’ve ever used.

    Comment by Josh Brown — June 27, 2012 @ 12:14 am

  23. hub: Thanks for the heads up. That’s a little embarassing on my part, but won’t cause any issues.

    Comment by Jon Skinner — June 27, 2012 @ 12:21 am

  24. Really amazing app!

    Just want to note to users that I updated and I had been using the default preferences, with personalized modifications, and the update resets the defaults, so be careful.

    Also, noticed that “highlight_modified_tab” is back and working, but I can’t find where to change the highlight color, is this an option? Red on grey is really gross for the text, I was hoping to change it to white for modified, black for unmodified.

    But more importantly this is seriously the best app I have ever come across, I work in C, C++, R, Python, MATLAB, LaTeX, HTML, CSS, and Javascript, and I have ditched every other app and IDE for just this. Life changing! Congratulations and such truly amazing work. Extremely happy to have bought a full license.

    Comment by Tommy — June 27, 2012 @ 12:23 am

  25. Found it, actually, sorry: Modify line 633, 640, 647, or 654 (the “fg” option) in “~/Packages/Theme – Default/Default.sublime-theme” depending on what kind of theme you’re using (Lines refer to dark and light theme-specific options).

    Comment by Tommy — June 27, 2012 @ 12:32 am

  26. You might want to change (or delete) this “#comments, #commentlist { font-size: 18pt; }” (style.css#279).

    Otherwise, nice work. Really.

    Comment by FichteFoll — June 27, 2012 @ 12:35 am

  27. FichteFoll: Thanks for the reminder, the giant comment font size was ridiculous

    Comment by Jon Skinner — June 27, 2012 @ 12:40 am

  28. The best editor so far. Keep it up guys.

    Comment by kxhitiz — June 27, 2012 @ 12:51 am

  29. Congrats on the release! Thanks for such a beautiful product.

    Comment by Bo — June 27, 2012 @ 12:57 am

  30. Congratulations, been using ST2 (instead of NetBeans/Titanium) for a couple of months and it still amazes me how quick and usable it is.

    Comment by Barry — June 27, 2012 @ 1:00 am

  31. Congrats! This is my favourite editor by far on linux!

    Comment by Sergio Rus — June 27, 2012 @ 1:01 am

  32. Congratulations for this amazing editor! I feel that I will be using Sublime for a long time! \o/

    Keep doing the best editor!


    Comment by Ramon Gonçalves — June 27, 2012 @ 1:05 am

  33. After taking a first look i have to say I like sublime2 very much. One thing I’m really missing is an integrated terminal window (like in Geany).

    Keep up the good work (ofc I will purchase the licence).

    Comment by opm — June 27, 2012 @ 1:09 am

  34. Awesome! Easily the best editor I’ve ever used. I believe this goes hand-in-hand with the way development is handled. :)

    Comment by Talasan — June 27, 2012 @ 1:11 am

  35. I’m happy with Sublime Text 2!
    I have like 1 week testing it for Lua and JavaScript and is great! Is fast, Stable and good-looking. Thanks! I will buy a copy as soon as I can.


    Comment by DanielRS — June 27, 2012 @ 1:19 am

  36. Great job! Definitely worth the $$$.

    Comment by Dmitri F. — June 27, 2012 @ 1:25 am

  37. Yeeehaaaaaa !

    Where’s the Champagne ?

    Such a good editor ! Love it !

    Comment by Hylobat — June 27, 2012 @ 1:25 am

  38. Simply…. AMAZING!!!
    Thank you so much for the best editor EVER!
    Keep up the incredible work you’ve done so far.


    Comment by Petrius — June 27, 2012 @ 1:35 am

  39. alt+/? Why???

    Comment by Zet — June 27, 2012 @ 1:39 am

  40. Congratulations!!!
    Thank you very much for this great editor.
    Good luck!

    Comment by Alexandr Parfenov — June 27, 2012 @ 1:43 am

  41. Great! My congratulations to everyone, who use this great editor

    Comment by Dmitry Podgorniy — June 27, 2012 @ 1:44 am

  42. Great work, Congratulations!

    Comment by Alidad — June 27, 2012 @ 1:54 am

  43. That’s great, I switched from Textmate to your editor in a pinch after I tested it for some minutes. Absolutely the most powerful editor out there, and what’s better: scriptable and cross-platform!

    Comment by Henrique — June 27, 2012 @ 2:16 am

  44. nice work folks! i love ST2

    Comment by fabian carlos — June 27, 2012 @ 2:52 am

  45. Congratulations!

    Comment by Mike — June 27, 2012 @ 3:05 am

  46. Great work,

    Comment by Hosting Chile — June 27, 2012 @ 3:09 am

  47. Great work guys… keep moving! :d

    Comment by Daniel Polito — June 27, 2012 @ 3:18 am

  48. The absolute best editor for development. Only one issue, please update the application icon.

    Still think there should be a contest to redesign it.

    Comment by Jess — June 27, 2012 @ 3:18 am

  49. Congratulations! Sublime Text is written in Python, this is really a good example of making good looking native desktop apps (and cross-platform!).

    Comment by Edwin Yip — June 27, 2012 @ 4:12 am

  50. Text drag-&-drop: Yehaww! :)

    Comment by Aubrey Portwood — June 27, 2012 @ 4:22 am

  51. Contratulations! It’s a really great editor that made me switch from Emacs and pay for the license while still in beta. Keep up the good work!

    For the curious, the OSX build has build number 2210.

    Comment by Piotr Kalinowski — June 27, 2012 @ 4:37 am

  52. It seems the line highlight for one of the default themes (monokai bright) just high lights the line numbers on the left rather then the entire line the caret is on. Any way to fix/change a setting?

    Comment by Jarod — June 27, 2012 @ 4:37 am

  53. Nevermind, found it. Line 101 of Preferences.sublime settings

    Comment by Jarod — June 27, 2012 @ 4:39 am

  54. Thank you!

    Comment by Vitor — June 27, 2012 @ 5:27 am

  55. cool /(· °·)\

    Comment by IVAN — June 27, 2012 @ 5:36 am

  56. Congrats on release!

    On a different note, am I the only one noticing that they’re adding a class called “odd” on all even lines? =P

    Comment by Revell — June 27, 2012 @ 6:15 am

  57. Thanks a lot for the best code editor :)

    Comment by Dmitry Utkin — June 27, 2012 @ 6:25 am

  58. I hug you I hug you.

    Comment by Yong — June 27, 2012 @ 6:26 am

  59. Thanks for the update – I was really hoping for tag autocomplete. In both dreamweaver and visual studio once you hit the closing > it autocompletes the tag. I love everything else about Sublime Text and prefer to use it where possible but having this feature would be the icing on the cake!

    Comment by Jon — June 27, 2012 @ 6:28 am

  60. Congratulations on the release Jon! Incredible work as always!

    Comment by James Brooks — June 27, 2012 @ 6:30 am

  61. Congratulations. Bought it hours after downloading, and never looked back. Running on Linux, OSX and Windows. :-)
    Good job.

    Comment by Melle — June 27, 2012 @ 6:40 am

  62. Congratulations and keep it up!

    Comment by yak — June 27, 2012 @ 6:54 am

  63. Congratulations on the release of Sublime Text 2.0! Super powerful and easy to use … wow!!!

    Comment by Clint Laskowski — June 27, 2012 @ 7:52 am

  64. Why are you applying the ‘odd’ class to the even lines? J/k great job!

    Comment by Yours truly — June 27, 2012 @ 7:53 am

  65. If it wasn’t for Sublime Text 2 and it’s functionality, speed, and eyesight-safe default colour scheme; I would not be writing code. Thank you.

    Comment by Jon — June 27, 2012 @ 8:18 am

  66. Love it! My favorite tweaks include “Double clicking on whitespace will select only whitespace” and “Find in Files can exclude directories using “-some_path/” syntax”. I’m surprised that people haven’t started making requests. I’d like the “Save a Copy As…” feature (like NPP and GIMP): It’s good for creating a revision copy while continuing to work on the current file.

    Comment by George Hernandez — June 27, 2012 @ 8:19 am

  67. Thank you so much for your hard work. Really appreciate this app. :)

    Comment by Joe R — June 27, 2012 @ 8:20 am

  68. Sublime Text is such a delightful piece of work! Thank you.

    Comment by Daniel Steigerwald — June 27, 2012 @ 8:37 am

  69. gracias excelente trabajo

    Comment by chichibek — June 27, 2012 @ 8:38 am

  70. Congratulations! But, do you have any plan for Mac App Store?

    Comment by Jungsub K. — June 27, 2012 @ 9:16 am

  71. Awesome stuff, by far the only editor I have ever felt truly comfortable with!

    Comment by Chris Partridge — June 27, 2012 @ 9:21 am

  72. Edwin: Sublime Text is written in C++, with a small amount of Objective-C for Cocoa integration on OS X, and Python for plugins.

    Comment by Jon Skinner — June 27, 2012 @ 10:26 am

  73. Awesome work Jon! Top Brass Mate!

    Comment by Karl — June 27, 2012 @ 10:50 am

  74. Congratulations.

    Comment by ktml — June 27, 2012 @ 11:56 am

  75. Great work Jon, love the new version. Bold foldernames in the tree view is very helpful! and the ctrl+k feature is pretty cool too.

    I tried the text drag feature, but it is not working for me in Linux. It works on my windows machine though.
    I am running fedora 17 with the kde desktop

    George – “Save a Copy” has existed for most, if not all of Sublime’s existence. It’s called “Save As”, found under the file menu, or shortcut key ctrl+shift+s.

    Comment by AsherMaximum — June 27, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

  76. Great work!

    Comment by Paperdrip — June 27, 2012 @ 12:25 pm

  77. cheers !! great work !!

    Comment by Rohit Rox — June 27, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

  78. I have been shopping for a new editor after Coda 2 disappointed a bit (seems so heavy). I’m blown away by how powerful, flexible, and __FAST__ this editor is (I threw a 100MB stress test file at it and it didn’t skip a beat). I also love how each platform version uses native UI elements. Congrats on 2.0 and PLEASE continue to develop this editor!

    Comment by Jesse Bacon — June 27, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

  79. Great work, sublime text getting better and better. But I still can’t print my code from sublime :(

    Comment by Colek — June 27, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

  80. I love this editor, but I have to say I don’t think I’m too fond of how many of the menu items are getting Emacs-like control sequences in recent versions :S

    Maybe we need a proper key binding window (not a config file buried somewhere) to fiddle with Vintage mode commands or change menu shortcuts?

    Comment by JC — June 27, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

  81. Sounds petty, but I didn’t want to buy Sublime Text 2 while it was still in beta…

    anyhow, I just purchased my copy and then emailed a friend and demanded that he also buy a copy (very forward of me, I know!).

    I hope the official 2.0 brings you an influx of orders!

    Comment by B.R. Mullikin — June 27, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

  82. Really amazing software! I Love it :)

    Comment by Aminul Islam — June 27, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

  83. Congratulations!
    I love your editor.i’ll buy it very soon.

    Comment by Keshav Mohta — June 27, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

  84. Nice work

    FYI, a little auto-updating hiccup you might want to improve. I got the “do you want to update” message when I started the beta build and said yes – but the old version had already started by this time and was still running when the installer tried to drop the new version. So when it tries to copy the new executable over the old one, it gets an access denied error.

    It’s only a small thing – I just needed to close the old window – but it would be a neat fix for the future.

    Comment by pcb — June 27, 2012 @ 4:01 pm

  85. Woo! Congrats!

    Comment by etoxin — June 27, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

  86. Congratulations, Jon. In my humble opinion, ST2 has been release quality for a while, but this is nevertheless quite a milestone.

    Thanks for such a great piece of software.

    Comment by Glyph — June 27, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

  87. impulse buying coda for 49.99 last month and quickly regretted it. should’ve get st2 instead.
    but i’m kinda broke right now, maybe next (couple of) month.

    anyway congrats! this is a very very fine text editor!

    Comment by widyakumara — June 27, 2012 @ 4:46 pm

  88. Congrats! I bought it in beta and it’s a great editor!! Go on!!

    Comment by Packo — June 27, 2012 @ 5:54 pm

  89. Brilliant job, well done. I’m switching from NP++ today

    Comment by Ronan — June 27, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

  90. I’m so pleased I was pointed to ST2. I’ve been disgruntled with my text editors for a long time, but this ticks all the boxes for me.

    Comment by Rob Staveley (Tom) — June 27, 2012 @ 9:07 pm

  91. Congratulations on a creating a one of the truly great pieces of software. Our office is going to switch from beta to release this week.

    Comment by Sam — June 27, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

  92. What a surprise when the Update-Window popped up!
    Thank you for the 2.0-Release! For me is ST2 the best editor ever.
    Please go on like this!

    Comment by speedmaster — June 27, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

  93. Jon, thank you for excellent job! ST2 was the first Linux program I bought in more the 10+ years of using Linux and I’ve never regretted it!

    Comment by Constantine — June 27, 2012 @ 10:33 pm

  94. Congratulations to this release. I love this editor so much. What about support for Mac OS X 10.8? Will it be supported in the next few weeks?

    Comment by Patrick — June 28, 2012 @ 12:04 am

  95. Loving Sublime Text and will be paying for it shortly :)

    But please please please can you make a system package (PPA) for Ubuntu? I really dislike not having ST integrated into the OS, it doesn’t work properly when pinned to the Unity sidebar.

    Comment by Scott — June 28, 2012 @ 12:08 am

  96. Finally got the release downloaded and installed! I had gotten turned onto NP++ by some friends, but since I spend most of my time working on OS X or Linux, the lack of cross-compatibility made it pretty useless to me. I spent about a year and a half trying out all sorts of editors trying to find one that would give me all of the features I wanted out of NP++, but on all platforms.

    I tried out Sublime Text 2 and quickly realized how much its power exceeded that of NP++. Between that and how involved the Dev is with the community, I can’t see myself ever (willingly) using any other editor.

    Comment by Jacob — June 28, 2012 @ 12:18 am

  97. This is a very wonderful editor. Since I started using it, I have never turned back again. I am very happy with this upgrade, and I am going to spend that money on the full licence.

    Congratulations guys!!

    Comment by John Ikeji — June 28, 2012 @ 12:33 am

  98. Simply incredible. I think the quality of this work gives us all something to aspire to as programmers.

    Comment by Dan B — June 28, 2012 @ 1:40 am

  99. Fantastic job. I love ST2.

    Comment by Carlos Koulatsis — June 28, 2012 @ 1:50 am

  100. @Jon: I don’t exactly know, but did you start the IRC channel on freenode? Or is in inofficial? Would be nice if you appeared there every now and then. I don’t know how you are discussing new features, work procedures or similar with your community but IRC channels are really nice for that purpose.

    Also, #100.

    Comment by FichteFoll — June 28, 2012 @ 3:17 am

  101. Great work!
    But ibus input is still not working though.
    Or is it just me?

    Comment by Jonas — June 28, 2012 @ 3:21 am

  102. Yeahhhhhh !!

    Great news, and of course great job for THE editor :)

    Just one miss, the portage for *BSD systems.


    Comment by Maxime — June 28, 2012 @ 3:53 am

  103. This is absolutely the best tool on Earth! Developing this tool to be operating system agnostic was genius. When I switch from one OS to another it’s seamless. The simplicity, speed and efficiency ST2 offers is second to none.

    The Monokai color scheme and superior syntax highlighting rocks!

    Great work ST2 team!!!

    Comment by BenW — June 28, 2012 @ 5:25 am

  104. the best source code editor…. I’m excited to test it….nice job :D

    Comment by lio — June 28, 2012 @ 7:23 am

  105. Congratz! Really awesome update! My favorite new features are the “Delete Folder will prompt before moving the folder to the trash” (I got bit by this one yesterday!) and “Save with encoding” (I was really missing this one, having switched from Textmate).

    Please keep up the great work! =)

    Comment by Débora — June 29, 2012 @ 2:45 am

  106. Nicely done :)

    Comment by Jeremy Hutchings — June 29, 2012 @ 4:11 am

  107. Great Work!! I took a long hiatus from coding and this editor is the biggest catalyst for getting me back into it!

    Comment by Justin — June 29, 2012 @ 11:12 am

  108. Some blog or other I follow had a note about this so I tried it. It’s a revelation! I wrote a quick first-impressions review on my blog here:

    In short, it may be the modern editor that gets me out of Emacs, and it’s the most fun I’ve had with an editor since CygnusEd on the Amiga over twenty years ago. Like that one, this feels lightning-fast and polished, as well as beautiful.

    Comment by Matthew Jude Brown — June 29, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

  109. Simply the best code editor. Period. Kudos and thanks.

    Comment by insanedreamer — June 29, 2012 @ 5:58 pm

  110. Great Work!! I am wondering if I can switch sidebar to right hand side instead of left.

    Comment by Firoz Ansari — June 30, 2012 @ 6:46 am

  111. Great work!!! love the editor

    Comment by Ulysses — June 30, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

  112. Sublime Text 2.0 FTW! Keep doing great job on this app !

    Comment by Romain Billard — July 1, 2012 @ 3:22 am

  113. I’ve been an avid user of Sublime Text 2,

    Just wanted to give you guys the congratz on this milestone, and thank you for making such a kick ass editor!

    Comment by João Gil Garcia — July 1, 2012 @ 6:09 am

  114. Congrats Jon!

    been using the beta for a few months and converted some of my colleagues :)

    i will make my company buy a few licences !

    Thanks for this great editor


    Comment by jerome — July 1, 2012 @ 6:59 am

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