Tiptap vs TinyMCE
How do TinyMCE and Tiptap compare, and which rich text editor is right for you?
Why TinyMCE is the Best Tiptap 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.
Tiptap Headless Rich Text Editor Framework
TipTap is an open source headless rich text editor framework that's currently in beta. Based on ProseMirror, it’s made for developers who want to use a framework to build their own custom editor from the ground up – including their own UI.
TipTap is built and maintained by überdosis – a digital agency of 15+ people building open source software and doing client work.
Tiptap headless editor framework vs TinyMCE rich text editor
Tiptap and TinyMCE appeal to different devs and serve very different purposes, with both excelling in their own right.
Tiptap is a great choice for teams who want to build and maintain their own editor UI and have the skills, time and resources to do so. By contrast, TinyMCE is perfect for dev teams who want ready-made advanced features, a customizable UI and an experience built to mimic the productivity tools their users are used to (like Word, Google docs, etc).
Working with an editor like TinyMCE can also help dev teams avoid the accrual of technical debt that comes with the creation of custom code for their own UI and the continual innovation users require. Finally (and this could be crucial to decision-making), if developers are looking for support, TinyMCE has more enterprise-ready (and economical) support plans.
|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|
Support & Community
|Community (StackOverflow, Github)|
|Professional support||Starting at $37.5/mo (Essential plan)||Starting at $249/mo (Business plan)|
|Phone support option|
Pros and Cons TinyMCE vs Tiptap
The Tiptap vs TinyMCE comparison is updated twice-annually
|Cost||Premium features from $450 per year|
Premium features from $348
Customization and Integration
|Framework Integrations||Angular, AngularJS, Blazor, Bootstrap, Django, jQuery, Laravel, Node.js + Express, Rails, React, Svelte, Swing, Vue, Web Components||Alpine.js, Next.js, Nuxt.js, React, Svelte, Vue|
Does not come with a pre-built UI (headless)
|Skins and Icon Packs|
|Language Translations||37||N/A (No UI)|
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Docs & Support
|Number of support tickets per month||2 to Unlimited||0+|
|Dedicated Account Manager|
|Phone Support Available|
Core Editing Features
|Ordered / Unordered Lists|
|Emoticons / Emoji Picker|
Advanced Editing Features
|Enhanced Media Embed|
|Table of Contents|
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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
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|Customizable Spell Checker|
|Broken Link Checker|
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|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 Tiptap to TinyMCE?
It’s easy to migrate from Tiptap to TinyMCE, with minimal disruption:
Read our quick guide on How to migrate from Tiptap to TinyMCE
Read our guide on Migrating from TipTap to TinyMCE: the Vue.js configuration
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