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Customizable text editor
for your app, that’s
user-friendly and familiar

The best dev-first rich text editor. Period.
No matter your project, TinyMCE works best.

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How customizable is your
WYSIWYG editor?

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fully-featured out-of-the-box

Developer-first focused

Add, subtract.
Hide, unhide. Have it all.

The best WYSIWYG editors let you easily add and remove functionality, as well as tweak the editor controls to your liking.

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What does your rich text editor
give you?

Nothing? Limited features? Fully-featured?

Of the 5 most popular alternative rich text editors, TinyMCE:

  1. Is an out-of-the-box JavaScript-based text editor
  2. Is fully-featured
  3. Fits all kinds of use cases

A default set of toolbar options gets you started – then configure it (using custom configs, your own code, or APIs) to suit your UX demands.

What does your rich text editor give you

Buy built-in customizable features
vs self-build a rich text editor

Editor-build learning curve
Ready-to-use editors

Fully customizable solution which, if open source, comes with core features plus advanced features such as tables, full image support, etc.

All come with full UI, some have custom mobile optimization to adjust and fit into any UI environment.

Full access to code base (TinyMCE + CKEditor), APIs and UI customization options. Simplifies and lowers amount (and cost) of custom setup work, use case based specializations, user customizations and ongoing maintenance.

Editor options:

Editor framework plus

Code base access varies, so the level of customization fluctuates across different editors.

Considered limited in their feature-set and have a smaller selection of features that fail to satisfy more complex use cases.

Any attempt to expand or customize the in-built limitations of these editors, requires more custom coded build-out, longer development time and deep domain knowledge to set up and satisfy use case specific requirements.

Editor options:

QuillSlate
Headless frameworks

Provide a foundation devoid of any UI, and usually also any features over and above the simple bold, italic, underline style features.

To configure, build-out, and extend the editor (not to mention build your own customized UI) you have full access to the code base and no need to work around a predetermined user interface.

However, deep domain knowledge of rich text editor complexities and UI expertise is needed, plus ample development time for bug fixes, edge cases.

Editor options:

Tiptap

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

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and biggest brands

Why TinyMCE?

Create editorially rich experiences with zero
platform constraints and complete
design flexibility

Out-of-the-box

Users produce better content and devs aren’t bothered by continual support requests to fix bugs, breakages and simple formatting issues. That saves you time, money and creates better overall workflows for every user.

Customizable:

  • Configurations
  • Features
  • Permissions
  • Languages
  • Output
  • Media management
  • Editing modes
  • + more
Explore out-of-the-box customizations
Out-of-the-box
User Interface (UI)

Control functionality for both technical and non-technical users to effortlessly create and scale amazing digital content on their terms.

Customizable:

  • Skins
  • Icons
  • Colors
  • Toolbars
  • Controls
  • Dialogs
  • + more
Explore UI customizations
User Interface (UI)
APIs

Deliver novel content creation experiences with direct access to 400+ editor APIs.

Customizable:

  • Behavior
  • Custom features
  • App integration
  • Events
  • Clipboard
  • + more
Explore API customizations
APIs

Looking for projects that
TinyMCE can be used for?

Access use-case specific starter configs
to kickstart your rich text editing project
Content Management Systems (CMS) ->Email & Messaging Platforms ->Document Management Systems (DMS) ->Customer Relationship Management (CRM) ->Workflow & Collaboration Platforms ->Learning Management Systems (LMS) ->Internal & SaaS Applications ->

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

Chris Burd|Vice President, 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|CEO & Founder, DDSN Interactive

"In that move towards web-based editing, one of the most critical components was our editor, but to reinvent the wheel and build one seemed like a waste of resources. We found that the market had quite a few offerings, but TinyMCE was the best in terms of flexibility, integration, and support for the capabilities that we were looking at."

Paul Alexandrescu|Technical Director, Thomson Reuters

Need more insights on customizing your rich text editor?

Setup inline editing mode

DOCS

Setup inline editing mode

Learning to love the menu

WORLD OF WYSIWYG

Learning to love the menu

An inline editor for any application

WORLD OF WYSIWYG

An inline editor for any application

Plugins for TinyMCE

DOCS

Plugins for TinyMCE

Give me some skin: TinyMCE skins and icons

WORLD OF WYSIWYG

Give me some skin: TinyMCE skins and icons

Create a skin for TinyMCE

DOCS

Create a skin for TinyMCE

TinyMCE core class

DOCS

TinyMCE core class

How to configure TinyMCE show and hide APIs

HOW-TO USE TINYMCE

How to configure TinyMCE show and hide APIs

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Sources:

+ Estimate of the cost of building the basic open source components of three leading rich text editors (excluding advanced features, maintenance and extensibility work)

^ Using a normalized COCOMO Model, the estimated engineering requirements for building a single clean copy-paste advanced feature (excludes 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.

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