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 – cumulative||9,952||188|
|StackOverflow Questions – last 30 days||76||9|
|Professional Support Options||Email, Phone ($)|
Checked as of October 13, 2022
Pros and Cons TinyMCE vs Lexical
The Lexical vs TinyMCE comparison is updated twice-annually
(January and July)
|Cost||Premium features from $960 per year||Free|
Customization and Integration
|Framework Integrations||Angular, AngularJS, Blazor, Bootstrap, Django, jQuery, Laravel, Node.js + Express, Rails, React, Svelte, Swing, Vue, Web Components||React, Svelte, Vue|
|Skins and Icon Packs|
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Check out a detailed comparison of React integrations
Docs & Support
|Number of support tickets per month||2 to Unlimited|
|Dedicated Account Manager|
|Phone Support Available|
Core Editing Features
|Ordered / Unordered Lists|
|Emoticons / Emoji Picker|
Advanced Editing Features
|Enhanced Media Embed|
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Clean Copy and Paste
Functionality that processes and cleans up pasted content from apps, ensuring compliant and easy-to-edit HTML
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
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|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 June 17, 2022.
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.
Easy integration with 12 + frameworks and hundreds of other tools
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Help when and where you need it
Responsive, in-house support to help you implement, customize and troubleshoot.
Thousands of questions and answers updated daily on StackOverflow and Github.
Tutorials, quickstarts, code samples and videos to help you deploy faster.
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