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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

TinyMCE WYSIWYG
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 $960/year. Those subscription plans offer comprehensive support for users, with options of a dedicated Account Manager and defined SLAs – neither of which Froala provides.

At the end of the day, 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.

Plans

TinyMCE – Open SourceTinyMCE – ProfessionalFroala – BasicFroala – Pro
PriceFree$960 per year$199 per year$899 per year
LicenseMIT open source license: Can be used in OEM, SaaS or internal appsCommercial license: Can be used in OEM, SaaS or internal appsNon-commercial license: Cannot be used in OEM, SaaS or internal appsCommercial license: Can be used in SaaS or internal apps, but not OEM apps
SupportCommunityProfessionalCommunityProfessional

Pros and Cons TinyMCE vs Froala

The Froala vs TinyMCE comparison is updated twice-annually
(January and July)

The Basics

TinyMCEFroala
Cost Premium features from $960 per yearFrom $199 per year 
Open Source
License
 
MIT
Commercial License 
Self-hosted Deployment
Cloud Deployment 
Users UnlimitedUnlimited
Developers UnlimitedUnlimited

Customization and Integration

TinyMCEFroala
API 
Framework Integrations Angular, AngularJS, Blazor, Bootstrap, Django, jQuery, Laravel, Node.js + Express, Rails, React, Svelte, Swing, Vue, Web ComponentsAngular, AngularJS, Aurelia, CakePHP, CraftCMS, Django, Ember, Gatsby, Ionic, Knockout, Meteor, Rails, React, Sencha, Symfony, Vue, Yii
Customizable UI 
Skins and Icon Packs 
Language Translations 3738

Check out a detailed comparison of Vue rich text editor

Check out a detailed comparison of React integrations


Docs & Support

TinyMCEFroala
Extensive documentation
Community Support 
Professional Support 
Support SLAs 
Number of support tickets per month 2 to Unlimited0 to Unlimited
Dedicated Account Manager 
Phone Support Available

Core Editing Features

TinyMCEFroala
Basic Formatting 
Ordered / Unordered Lists
Tables 
Image Insert
Emoticons / Emoji Picker
Templates 

Advanced Editing Features

TinyMCEFroala
Code Editor 
Image Editing 
Enhanced Media Embed 
File Management 
Content Filtering 
Format Painter 
Permanent Pen 
Case Change
Checklists
Export PDF
Markdown

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

TinyMCEFroala
MS Word
MS Excel
Google Docs

Note: Faded check marks indicate partial functionality

Check out a detailed comparison of clean copy and paste features


Compliance

TinyMCEFroala
Customizable Spell Checker
Accessibility Checker 
Broken Link Checker

Check out a detailed comparison of spell checking features

Check out a detailed comparison of accessibility features


Collaboration

TinyMCEFroala
Real-time Collaboration 
Refer to TinyMCE Real-time Collaboration (RTC) documentation for a full list of functionality available in RTC
Mentions 
Comments 

Check out a detailed comparison of comments features

Check out a detailed comparison of @mentions features


Security

TinyMCEFroala
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:

1.


Quick guide link should read Read our quick guide on How to migrate from Froala Editor to TinyMCE

2.


If you want more information, review our comprehensive documentation on migrating from Froala

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Enterprise-Grade Support

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Community

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Documentation

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Trusted by the hottest startups and biggest brands

“TinyMCE satisfied our needs at a competitive cost, and we were able to integrate it without restructuring our product.”

Chris Burd | Vice President of policyIQ

“TinyMCE should be at the top of any list if you’re looking for a visual text editor. It’s flexible, integrates well with different systems and is extremely stable.”

Rob Wells | Vice President of policyIQ

“We’re very satisfied with TinyMCE’s features, functionality, ease of integration, and the impeccable support team.”

Paul Alexandrescu | Technical Director

Chris Burd | Vice President, policyIQ

Rob Wells | CEO

Paul Alexandrescu | Technical Director

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