How to install Robo 3T on Ubuntu

This brief tutorial shows you how to install Robo 3T (formally RoboMongo) on Ubuntu 20.04 | 18.04.

Robo 3T is a free, open source, cross-platform MongoDB GUI management tool with an embedded mongo shell, real auto-completion support and boat load of features that anyone can use to manage MongoDB databases.

Whether you’re using Windows, MacOS or Linux, Robo 3T should be right for you. Robo 3T comes with embedded MongoDB shell – same shell in MongoDB, full synchronous UI with modern and robust open source community backing.

For more about Robo 3T, go to this website.

There are may ways to install Robo 3T on Ubuntu. Below are just two of the most popular methods of installing Robo 3T.

Option 1: Install via Official Package

On Ubuntu systems, students and new users can use this method to get Robo 3T on Ubuntu. Go and download the official package from their website.

robo 3t ubuntu install

After downloading, you can use the commands below to change into the Downloads folder and extract the downloaded file and make the setup script executable.

cd ~/Downloads
tar -xvzf studio-3t-robo-3t-linux-double-pack.tar.gz
sudo chmod +x

After running the above, run the commands below to launch the setup wizard.

sudo bash

That should start the setup wizard. Simply accept the default and complete the setup.

robo 3t ubuntu setup wizard

Click Next to continue.

robo 3t ubuntu directory

Accept the default destination directory to install Robo 3T content and click Next.

robo 3t ubuntu install finish

Click Finish to complete the setup. After a brief moment, Robo 3T should open up and ready to use.

robo 3t launch

That should do it!

Option 2: Install via Snap

Another way to install Robo 3T on Ubuntu is via Snap package management. Snaps are containerized software packages that are simple to create and install.

Snap applications are packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build which allow them to update automatically and roll back gracefully.

If the first option above isn’t working for you, run the commands below to install Robo 3T via Snap.

sudo snap install robo3t-snap

That should do it!


This post showed you how to install Robo 3T on Ubuntu 20.04 | 18.04. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.

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