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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. 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 supportStarting at $37.5/mo (Essential plan)
Starting at $249/mo (Business plan)
Phone support option
Support SLA

Pros and Cons TinyMCE vs Tiptap

The Tiptap vs TinyMCE comparison is updated twice-annually

The Basics

Cost Premium features from $450 per year
Premium features from $348
per year 
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 ComponentsAlpine.js, Next.js, Nuxt.js, React, Svelte, Vue
Customizable UI 
Does not come with a pre-built UI (headless)
Skins and Icon Packs 
Language Translations 37N/A (No UI)

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Docs & Support

Extensive documentation
Community Support 
Professional Support 
Support SLAs 
Number of support tickets per month 2 to Unlimited0+
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 features

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

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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:

Easy integration with 12 + frameworks and hundreds of other tools

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

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Svelte rich text editor
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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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