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Lexical vs TinyMCE

How do TinyMCE and Lexical compare, and which rich text editor is right for you?

Why TinyMCE is the Best Lexical 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.

It is built and maintained by Tiny Technologies — a team of 80+ people with over two decades of rich text editor building experience.

TinyMCE’s public Roadmap is customer- and community-driven, which helps ensure new features align with your needs.

Lexical Text Editor Framework

Lexical is an extensible text editor framework created by Facebook (Meta). It is available under an open source license.

As a framework, you could leverage its existing features or build your own basic or advanced editor on top of it.

Its Roadmap is subject to Meta’s plans, and therefore may or may not be aligned with your needs depending on your use case.

While comparing an editor framework to an editor may feel awkward, we’ve done our best to provide useful information to help with your analysis. We recommend you complement this comparison with your own research.

Lexical support vs TinyMCE support

Newcomers to the rich text editing market bring fresh ideas and inspiration, which leads to competition and better products for users.

Lexical is a valuable addition to the text editing space, and we look forward to seeing where they go with their roadmap and the benefits they can add for users. That said, when considering the addition of any component to your app, time spent on setup and troubleshooting should be factored in.

With its paid plans, TinyMCE comes with access to our US-based support team, who is here to help you get set up, and is available for you to escalate any editor-related support tickets to. With this model, customers have reported reductions in dev time spent on editor troubleshooting and customization, freeing up resources to work on their app’s core functionality.

If you are comfortable working with and extending an editor framework on your own, Lexical may be right for you. If you’re looking for something more out-of-the-box that comes with professional support to help guide you along the way, TinyMCE might be the better choice.

Support & Community

StackOverflow Questions – cumulative10,07146
StackOverflow Questions – last 30 days
Professional Support OptionsEmail, Phone ($)
Support SLA

Checked as of Feb 1, 2023


Pros and Cons TinyMCE vs Lexical

The Lexical vs TinyMCE comparison is updated twice-annually

The Basics

Cost Premium features from $450 per yearFree
Open Source
Commercial License 
Self-hosted Deployment
Cloud Deployment 
Users UnlimitedUnlimited 
Developers UnlimitedUnlimited 

Customization and Integration

Framework Integrations Angular, AngularJS, Blazor, Bootstrap, Django, jQuery, Laravel, Node.js + Express, Rails, React, Svelte, Swing, Vue, Web ComponentsReact, Svelte, Vue
Customizable UI 
Skins and Icon Packs 
Language Translations 370

Check out a detailed comparison of best Vue rich text editors

Check out a detailed comparison of best React rich text editors

Docs & Support

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

Core Editing Features

Basic Formatting 
Multi-Root Editing 
Ordered / Unordered Lists
Image Insert
Emoticons / Emoji Picker

Advanced Editing Features

AI Assistant
Code Editor
Image Editing 
Advanced Templates 
Enhanced Media Embed 
File Management 
Merge Tags 
CSS-inlined output 
Content Filtering 
Format Painter 
Permanent Pen 
Case Change
Table of Contents
Export to PDF
Import from Word
Export to Word

Check out a detailed comparison of format painter feature

Clean Copy and Paste

Functionality that processes and cleans up pasted content from apps, ensuring compliant and easy-to-edit HTML

MS Word
MS Excel
Google Docs

Check out a detailed comparison of clean copy and paste features


Customizable Spell Checker
Spelling Autocorrect
Accessibility Checker 
Broken Link Checker
Advanced Typography 

Check out a detailed comparison of spell checking features

Check out a detailed comparison of accessibility features


Track changes
Revision history 

Check out a detailed comparison of comments features

Check out a detailed comparison of @mentions features


Asymmetric JWT Signing 

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All data in the table above (and supporting pages) was pulled from projects’ public websites on Feb 1, 2023

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.

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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.”

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