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Quill vs TinyMCE

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

Why TinyMCE is the Best Quill 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.

Quill


Quill is a basic open source rich text editor developed by Slab, a knowledge-sharing app for organizations.

While Quill has made tremendous contributions to the editor community over the years, devs should be aware that Quill’s last release was in September 2019.

Quill Support vs TinyMCE Support

TinyMCE is backed by a trusted company with deep domain knowledge and whose sole focus is content creation tools. Developers can expect patches as needed, and new productivity features as the content creation landscape continues to evolve.

When choosing a rich text editor, developers should consider release history, future maintenance and their support needs.

Both TinyMCE and Quill offer a free, open source license and a community to help with troubleshooting. However, only TinyMCE offers a hassle-free upgrade path from the open source editor to commercial plans, that include different levels of professional support and SLAs.

Support & Community

TinyMCEQuill
StackOverflow Questions – cumulative9,4641,042
StackOverflow Questions – last 30 days5325
Professional Support OptionsEmail, Phone ($)
Support SLA

Release History

TinyMCEQuill
20215.10, 5.9, 5.8, 5.7 (+5 patches)
20205.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 (+6 patches)
20195.0, 5.1 (+11 patches)1.3.7

Pros and Cons TinyMCE vs Quill

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

The Basics

TinyMCEQuill
Cost Free
Premium features from $348 per year
Free
Open Source
License
 
MITBSD 3-Clause
Commercial License 
Self-hosted Deployment
Cloud Deployment 
Users UnlimitedUnlimited 
Developers UnlimitedUnlimited

Customization and Integration

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

Check out a detailed comparison of Vue rich text editors

Check out a detailed comparison of React integrations


Docs & Support

TinyMCEQuill
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

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

Advanced Editing Features

TinyMCEQuill
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

TinyMCEQuill
MS Word
MS Excel
Google Docs

Check out a detailed comparison of clean copy and paste features


Compliance

TinyMCEQuill
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

TinyMCEQuill
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

TinyMCEQuill
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 Quill to TinyMCE?

It’s easy to migrate from Quill to TinyMCE, with minimal disruption:

1. 


Read our quick guide on How to migrate from Quil to TinyMCE

Easy integration with 12 + frameworks and hundreds of other tools

The TinyMCE code is totally customizable and works with the framework of your choice

Help when and where you need it

Enterprise-Grade Support

Responsive, in-house support to help you implement, customize and troubleshoot.

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Community

Thousands of questions and answers updated daily on StackOverflow and Github.

Browse questions →

Documentation

Tutorials, quickstarts, code samples and videos to help you deploy faster.

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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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