Free TinyMCE Alternatives

    The best free alternative to TinyMCE is Trumbowyg, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to TinyMCE and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to TinyMCE are ContentTools (Free, Open Source), Editor.js (Free, Open Source), Aloha Editor (Free, Open Source) and CrossBrowdy (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 27, 2021

    1. Trumbowyg is a very small jQuery plugin (16 kB minified) for creating a powerful WYSIWYG editor.
      Almost everyone thinks Trumbowyg is a great alternative to TinyMCE.
    2. 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.
      ContentTools vs TinyMCE opinions
      Most users think ContentTools is a great alternative to TinyMCE.
      Integrated toolbar (includes color picking) in a textarea or div.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago


    3. 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. So there are few key features: 1. Clean data output
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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. WYSIWYG Editor built with jQuery, Bootstrap and Font-Awesome. MIT-licensed. 2500+ stars on GitHub.
    7. CLEditor is an open source jQuery plugin which provides a lightweight, full featured, cross browser, extensible, WYSIWYG HTML editor that can be easily added into any web site.
      CLEditor vs TinyMCE opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      CLEditor is lightweight, and works! Very easy to install.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      • 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.
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    8. A lightweight WYSIWYG BBCode & HTML editor
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    9. Modern WYSIWYG editor built with a sleek React UI on top of CKEditor.
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