The next generation of WYSIWYG Editor


A number of utilities are required to truly operate a content management system and its users. One of the most important tools is an efficient, feature-rich WYSIWYG editor. We have always had to choose between the two exciting editors, CKEditor and TinyMCE, but now we have Froala, a next generation WYSIWYG editor from Sencha.

Quick hits

  • Great advanced features like markdown support, export like PDF, FontAwesome and more
  • Already a wealth of existing plugins so you can make your Froala instance more powerful with a little effort
  • Provides framework integrations for easy embedding in your existing web apps
  • Extensive documentation so you can take advantage of Froala’s expansion options
  • Fantastic documentation and support
  • Used by Apple, Amazon, Samsung and other major companies

Initial impression

When I first played with Froala, I was amazed at how effective the user interface was and how intuitive the editor was to use. All the useful features I expected were present out of the box. I was also impressed with Froala’s availability and keyboard shortcuts.

Froala also delivers over 170 design blocks with standard content formats, making it easier for users to create elegant, formatted content. These are hosted on GitHub so you can look forward to seeing more blocks created and even contributing your own.

The documentation and examples from Froala were very helpful. Both designers and developers will have no problem implementing their own changes to the editor.

Advanced features

While Froala has most of the features that users need out of the box, Froala offers a wealth of additional plugins that you can provide your users, such as:

  • Advanced image editor
  • Export as PDF
  • Themes
  • Spelling and grammar check
  • Real-time collaboration editing
  • AJAX support

In addition to the advanced features, Froala is coded in a very modular way so that users can activate plugins on the go, which contributes to the editor being incredibly efficient.

Froala editor

It’s really refreshing to see a next generation of WYSIWYG challenge the editors we’ve been using for a decade. Froala was easy to implement, use and expand. The user interface looks smart, smart and intuitive. Consider Froala if you are looking for an exciting, reliable WYSIWYG editor for your next project.

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