Froala vs TinyMCE
How do TinyMCE and Froala compare, and which rich text editor is right for you?
Why TinyMCE is the Best Froala Alternative
Rich Text Editor
TinyMCE is a feature-rich, customizable rich text editor available through either a free, open source license or a paid commercial license.
TinyMCE is built and maintained by Tiny Technologies — a team of 80+ people with over two decades of rich text editor building experience. Between Nov 2020–Nov 2021, 11 new features were added, including Real-time Collaboration.
Froala WYSIWYG Editor
Froala is a basic rich text editor that’s only available via a paid license. The lowest license tier does not allow you to use Froala in OEM, SaaS, mobile or internal apps.
After its acquisition by Idera, Inc. in 2018, Froala’s pace of innovation has slowed compared to its peers. Between Nov 2020–Nov 2021, only 3 new features were added to Froala.
Froala pricing vs TinyMCE pricing
While Froala offers the cheapest paid plan it often ends up being false savings, because most devs find the base plan limiting and they ultimately end up upgrading to the next tier (at $899/yr).
On the flipside, TinyMCE is available FREE, forever, through an open source MIT license. There’s also the option of adding premium features and varying levels of professional support, via their flexible paid plans that start at $348/year (TinyMCE Essentials). Those subscription plans offer comprehensive support for users, with options of a dedicated Account Manager and defined SLAs – neither of which Froala provides.
Aside from the obvious cost differences, support is the key differentiator between the two rich text editors and it’s the key reason why TinyMCE is the best alternative to Froala editor.
|TinyMCE – Open Source||TinyMCE – Essential||Froala – Basic||Froala – Pro|
|Price||Free||$348 per year||$199 per year||$899 per year|
|License||MIT open source license: Can be used in OEM, SaaS or internal apps||Commercial license: Can be used in OEM, SaaS or internal apps||Non-commercial license: Cannot be used in OEM, SaaS or internal apps||Commercial license: Can be used in SaaS or internal apps, but not OEM apps|
Pros and Cons TinyMCE vs Froala
The Froala vs TinyMCE comparison is updated twice-annually
(January and July)
Premium features from $348 per year
|From $199 per year|
Customization and Integration
|Framework Integrations||Angular, AngularJS, Blazor, Bootstrap, Django, jQuery, Laravel, Node.js + Express, Rails, React, Svelte, Swing, Vue, Web Components||Angular, AngularJS, Aurelia, CakePHP, CraftCMS, Django, Ember, Gatsby, Ionic, Knockout, Meteor, Rails, React, Sencha, Symfony, Vue, Yii|
|Skins and Icon Packs|
Check out a detailed comparison of Vue rich text editor
Check out a detailed comparison of React integrations
Docs & Support
|Number of support tickets per month||2 to Unlimited||0 to Unlimited|
|Dedicated Account Manager|
|Phone Support Available|
Core Editing Features
|Ordered / Unordered Lists|
|Emoticons / Emoji Picker|
Advanced Editing Features
|Enhanced Media Embed|
Check out a detailed comparison of format painter features
Clean Copy and Paste
Functionality that processes and cleans up pasted content from apps, ensuring compliant and easy-to-edit HTML
Note: Faded check marks indicate partial functionality
Check out a detailed comparison of clean copy and paste features
|Customizable Spell Checker|
|Broken Link Checker|
Check out a detailed comparison of spell checking features
Check out a detailed comparison of accessibility features
Refer to TinyMCE Real-time Collaboration (RTC) documentation for a full list of functionality available in RTC
Check out a detailed comparison of comments features
Check out a detailed comparison of @mentions features
|Asymmetric JWT Signing|
|Real-time Collaboration End-to-end Encryption|
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All data in the table above (and supporting pages) was pulled from projects’ public websites on December 6, 2021.
Features listed vary by plan (open-source, free or paid). If information on a specific feature or topic cannot be found on the editor’s website, it is not included. Only features released by the editor author are listed.
Migrating from Froala to TinyMCE?
It’s easy to migrate from Froala to TinyMCE, with minimal disruption:
Quick guide link should read Read our quick guide on How to migrate from Froala Editor to TinyMCE
If you want more information, review our comprehensive documentation on migrating from Froala
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