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9 products you can build with TinyMCE

Ben Long

July 19th, 2020

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Ben Long


Product Management

A lot of people have heard of our TinyMCE WYSIWYG editor, but we often find many people don’t realize just how powerful and flexible it is. There really is no limit to the types of products and use cases that can be implemented or enhanced with TinyMCE. It’s quite the chameleon 🦎

So, in an attempt to provide a better understanding of why TinyMCE continues to be used and trusted in over 100M+ products worldwide, here we’re presenting an overview of 9 products that can be built with TinyMCE.

Why nine? No reason - these were simply the first nine products that came to mind. Truly, the sky’s the limit when it comes to potential use cases - if it’s imaginable, then it’s possible with Tiny 🚀

1. Blogging platforms

A blogging platform built with TinyMCE.

In this blogging platform, TinyMCE is configured with quickbars to emulate the Medium-style editing experience on text selection. It’s also configured with options for users to insert images, links, media, code snippets, and more - all the usual options you’d expect from a blogging experience. Furthermore, it complies with accessibility requirements for a more inclusive experience for content creators.

2. Real-time chat apps

A real-time chat app built with TinyMCE.

In this chat app, TinyMCE is configured with the usual subset of formatting options you’ll find in an application of this kind, including the ability to add emojis - now a standard requirement in modern text communications. Read more about this project in our related blog post on how to build a simple chat app with Deno and a WYSIWYG editor. It also makes use of placeholder text as a prompt for the user.

Speaking of placeholder text…

3. Design tools

A design app built with TinyMCE.

Here, TinyMCE is used in a card design tool and is configured with a custom skin, created using the TinyMCE Skin Tool, to blend in seamlessly with the rest of the app. It also has a huge range of custom and popular fonts to choose from. The editor’s CSS is configured for the true WYSIWYG experience, so users can see exactly what the content will look like without having to use a separate preview. It also features the ‘case change’ plugin, allowing designers to convert text from uppercase to lower to title case quickly when considering their options.

4. Document processors

A document processor built with TinyMCE.

This document processor is built with TinyMCE, configured with document margins, wordcount, and predefined templates to save time for users so they don’t have to create the same content again and again...and again. It also includes a global spell checker to ensure content written by anyone in the organization maintains a certain standard and consistency, and checks up to 13 languages simultaneously. The color palette has been customized with a set of colors according to the corporate style guide, and it has a custom skin (for instance, active toolbar buttons are green).

5. Note-taking apps

A note taking application built with TinyMCE.

This note-taking app is built with TinyMCE, featuring many of the options already mentioned in other products. Here, the editor is configured with Tiny’s premium snow skin and icons pack, one of the 10 skins and 4 icon packs we’ve designed for you. It’s also been set up with the ability to insert checklists - a common feature in these types of applications.

6. Email service providers

Email editor built with TinyMCE.

This is a marketing email platform built with TinyMCE. In this case, it has been configured with inline mode, so the toolbar appears directly above an editable area when your cursor is in it and hides otherwise. The toolbar drawer opens to reveal more options, including the ability to insert links, images, emoticons, and lists. A cool feature here is that the style formats dropdown is configured with an option to convert any link into a call-to-action button (shown on the right above).

7. Collaborative workspaces

A collaborative workspace built with TinyMCE.

This collaborative workspace is built with TinyMCE. Similar to the note-taking app, it’s also been configured with Tiny’s premium snow skin and icons pack. By the way, Tiny is currently working on its own real-time collaboration solution which you can read more about here.

You can also provide an empty page placeholder UI containing complex HTML and buttons to insert templates (shown below) - a feature found in popular apps like Notion and Atlassian Confluence.

TinyMCE with empty page placeholder.

8. Comments apps

A comments app built with TinyMCE.

In this comments app, TinyMCE has been configured with a naked skin, allowing the designer to wrap it in a container and customize it with their own border, buttons, and other additional HTML/JS functionality. It’s also been configured with several templates as “canned” replies to cut down the time it takes for users to form responses.

9. Form builders

A form built with TinyMCE.

TinyMCE can also be used for the text entry components of your forms. This form has been created using the Bootstrap framework, and TinyMCE is configured with the corresponding skin to match. Read more about how to enhance your Bootstrap forms with WYSIWYG editing.

Get started with TinyMCE

Start with a free 14-day trial of the Tiny Cloud Essential plan, our ultimate productivity solution. In addition to the core editor, you’ll get access to our Premium Skins and Icons plus 9 premium plugins, including PowerPaste, Enhanced Media Embed, Checklists, Advanced Tables, and more. Or see our plans for more options.

See our docs for live TinyMCE examples configured with all the bells and whistles.

Contact us any time - we’d love to talk about your new, innovative products and help you create the best user experience possible.

byBen Long

Computer scientist, storyteller, teacher, and an advocate of TinyMCE. Reminisces about programming on the MicroBee. Writes picture books for kids. Also the wearer of rad shoes. “Science isn’t finished until you share the story.”

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