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Free Summernote Alternatives

The best free alternative to Summernote is TinyMCE, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Summernote and 19 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Summernote are CKEditor, Trumbowyg, Aloha Editor and Editor.js.

Summernote alternatives are mainly Text Editors but may also be WYSIWYG HTML Editors or Code Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Summernote.
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WYSIWYG Editor built with jQuery, Bootstrap and Font-Awesome. MIT-licensed. 2500+ stars on GitHub.

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  1. TinyMCE icon

    TinyMCE

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Wordpress

    TinyMCE is a platform independent web based Javascript HTML WYSIWYG editor control released as Open Source under LGPL by Moxiecode Systems AB. It has the ability to convert HTML TEXTAREA fields or other HTML elements to editor instances.

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  2. CKEditor 4 and CKEditor 5 are easy-to-implement open source JavaScript WYSIWYG rich text editors for any web browser. CKEditor Ecosystem has 2 very distinct rich text editors as well as image upload and collaboration solutions.

    CKEditor 5 Classic build
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    A lot of features. Best suitable for private use. Commercial use requires a paid license

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  3. Trumbowyg icon

    Trumbowyg

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Trumbowyg is a very small jQuery plugin (16 kB minified) for creating a powerful WYSIWYG editor. Features:

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    Aloha Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    Aloha Editor is an HTML5 WYSIWYG Editor that gives you a total new experience when editing. It's faster than existing WYSIWYG technologies and offers unprecedented WYSIWYG functionalities.

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    Editor.js

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Editor.js is a block-styled editor for rich media stories. It outputs clean data in JSON instead of heavy HTML-markup. And more important thing is that Editor.js is designed to be API extendable and pluggable.

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    CrossBrowdy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    CrossBrowdy is an open-source and free JavaScript framework that let developers create multimedia apps, game engines, games, emulators and so on.

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  7. A small & beautiful WYSIWYG editor for HTML content. ContentTools is a collection of small, flexible, extensible and framework agnostic JavaScript libraries for creating beautiful WYSIWYG editors for HTML content.

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    N1ED

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • CKEditor
    • TinyMCE
    • Drupal
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    N1ED is an add-on for CKEditor and TinyMCE that completely redefines your vision of WYSIWYG editors. Absolutely FREE. Auto update from CDN.

    Classic editor with basic editing features will get amazing transform with N1ED
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    pell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    The simplest and smallest (~1kB) WYSIWYG text editor for web, with no dependencies 

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    AlloyEditor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    Alloy Editor is a modern WYSIWYG editor built on top of CKEditor, designed to create modern and gorgeous web content.

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