Rich text editors are high-risk for both cost and development time overruns
COST FOR BASIC RICH TEXT EDITOR
$15M – $28M+115 – 220 person-years to build
COST FOR COPY-PASTE FEATURE
$1,814,399^14 person-years to build
The Great Debate:
Buy vs Build Rich Text Editors
How do you decide whether buying or building a rich text editor is the right fit for your business and product roadmap? Using a building block approach, you can iteratively reshape your software stack, time and time again.Read The Great Debate:
Buy vs Build Rich Text Editors →
TinyMCE fits into your
reusable tech stack
Buying and assembling
Minimizes custom-builds outside your expertise
Facilitates continuous deployment
Maximizes dev talent who focus on your app’s core competency
Looking for projects thatAccess use-case specific starter configs
TinyMCE can be used for?
to kickstart your rich text editing project
What founders and directors
say about us
Without Tiny, we would have had to put somebody full time on building a tool like that, which could easily have cost $100,000 a year, not to mention the ongoing costs of maintaining an expensive tool.
Senior Software Architect, TalentMap
TinyMCE is one of those “cornerstone” products on the web.
CEO, Elite Strategies LLC
TinyMCE works the way it’s supposed to every time, which is I think the most important thing. It's always good to know that you're using the best available tools.
Managing Director, Project.co
We just hired a new writer and within a 20-minute training session, she felt completely fine using TinyMCE and the new CMS. That used to take hours. Everything across the board has been so streamlined that we jokingly call it our ‘Industrial Revolution‘.
Senior Product Lead, MorningBrew
In our field, it’s expected that you have a nice editor. Using TinyMCE saved us half a year or even more of development time. And in the end, I'm not sure if we would have even had the knowledge to be able to build such an editor by ourselves.
CTO and Co-Founder, Contentbird
Our user engagement numbers are up, our average customer value is up, and our churn rate is down compared to before we started using TinyMCE.
We’re very satisfied with TinyMCE’s features, functionality, ease of integration, and the impeccable support team. TinyMCE has removed enormous overhead from our journalists and allowed them to focus more on getting the actual story.
Technical Director, Thomson Reuters
TinyMCE satisfied our needs at a competitive cost, and we were able to integrate it without restructuring our product. TinyMCE is perfect for what we’re trying to accomplish.
Vice President of policyIQ, RGP
This is one of the web’s unsung heroes. Regularly updated, easy to use and powerful.
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.
CEO, DDSN Interactive
We really wanted something supported by a community of millions, where we knew everything had been tried, tested and validated.
CTO and Co-Founder, Catapult
Just reducing the number of support tickets has been great. If there are fewer problems to solve, then I can focus on developing new features for our software and helping to push us ahead of our competitors.
Senior Software Developer, Hype Innovation
Offering customizable templates with Tiny has helped us grow and helps our customers differentiate themselves in the market.
I’ve worked with a lot of different editors, but TinyMCE was the simplest to implement. The amount of functionality you get right out of the box would be foolhardy to try and recreate.
Manager of Development, Allied Solutions
TinyMCE is an easy-to-use, intuitive tool, and everyone is happy using it. The way that we have been able to customize the editor is fantastic.
Owner, El Roboto
Boost developer output
Build on our code base. Customize to suit you.
Install TinyMCE by adding just a few lines of code. 1.5M+ developers agree you have full control of the UI, configuration and integrations.
Trusted component. Feature loaded. Flexible.
TinyMCE gives you familiar, user-friendly content tools. Use out-of-the-box or customize to build, ship and scale faster.
Developer velocity thrives when you buy and assemble components
Low developer velocity
- Projects outside your team's core specialization
- Continual feature complexities and scope creep
- Trying to keep up with browser and niche technology trends
High developer velocity
- Delivers 4-5 times faster revenue growth*
- Produces 55% higher innovation*
- Open source adoption has 3 times the impact on innovation **
- Organizations with strong tools are 65% more innovative **
TinyMCE in numbers
Downloads every single year
Products powered by TinyMCE
Hits on our CDN per day
Commits on GitHub
Contributors on GitHub
TinyMCE is open source under a MIT-license and easily integrates in your tech stack with 12+ integrations and 400+ flexible APIs that make development easier.Integrate TinyMCE →
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We support self-hosted and cloud-based deployment. All our core features from the open source version are available in the cloud product for free.Try Tiny Cloud →
+ Estimate of the cost of building the basic open source components of three leading rich text editors (excluding advanced features, maintenance and extensibility work)
A person-month is equivalent to approximately 160 hours of labor, and is the amount of work performed by a single average worker in one month (ie. 12 person-month project will take 4 developers 3 months work to finish). A person-year is the total effort in person-months divided by twelve, to estimate the project length in years.
COST ESTIMATE CURRENCY
All cost estimates quoted are in US$
* 2020 McKinsey research – Developer Velocity at Work
** McKinsey research – Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance