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Slate vs TinyMCE

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

Why TinyMCE is the Best Slate 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 a team of 80+ people with over two decades of rich text editor building experience.

Slate Rich Text Editor Framework

Slate is an open source rich text editor framework that’s currently in beta. Built specifically for React, Slate lets developers build their rich text editor from the ground up, allowing for customization of the functionality and UI.

Slate was built by Ian Taylor (co-founder of Segment) and is now maintained by the open source community.

Slate editor framework vs TinyMCE rich text editor

Slate’s a great choice for teams looking to extend an editor framework that’s purpose-built for React. On the other hand, if you’re looking for in-built advanced features, a customizable UI and the option of enterprise-level support, then TinyMCE is more likely up your alley.

That said, right from the beginning of scoping, it’s important to consider your rich text editor’s future development and maintenance. TinyMCE carries almost two decades of domain experience and usage, with millions of apps across the world trusting it for their editing experience. Its R&D and engineering team maintains a long-vision product roadmap – regularly releasing new features, innovations and bug fixes – so your app grows as TinyMCE grows and the market needs change.

There’s a lot of love for Slate amongst devs – and for good reason – it’s a fantastic editor framework for the right use case. However, if you’re after something with a predictable future, TinyMCE may just get your final ‘Yes’ vote.


Turn-key installation (no custom code required)
Out-of-the-box, customizable UI
Skins and icon packs
Ability to build your own UI from scratch
Compatible front-end frameworksReact, Vue, Angular + many othersReact

Support & Community

Community (StackOverflow, Github)
Professional support
(with paid plans)
Support SLA
(with paid plans)

Pros and Cons TinyMCE vs Slate

The Slate 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, Yjs
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.

Migrating from Slate to TinyMCE?

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


Read our quick guide on How to migrate from Slate.js 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

Angular rich text editor
React rich text editor
Vue WYSIWYG editor
Blazor rich text editor
jQuery rich text editor

Java text editor
Node JS text editor
Laravel WYSIWYG editor
Rails WYSIWYG editor
Wordpress text editor

Svelte rich text editor
Django rich text editor

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

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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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