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
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 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
|StackOverflow Questions – cumulative||9,464||1,042|
|StackOverflow Questions – last 30 days||53||25|
|Professional Support Options||Email, Phone ($)|
|2021||5.10, 5.9, 5.8, 5.7 (+5 patches)||–|
|2020||5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 (+6 patches)||–|
|2019||5.0, 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)
Premium features from $348 per year
Customization and Integration
|Framework Integrations||Angular, AngularJS, Blazor, Bootstrap, Django, jQuery, Laravel, Node.js + Express, Rails, React, Svelte, Swing, Vue, Web Components||Angular, AngularJS, Blazor, Flutter, 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|
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
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
Check out a detailed comparison of @mentions features
|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:
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
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