20 Useful Rich text editor

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Rich-text editors, also known as online rich-text editors, are web components that allow users to edit and enter text within a web browser.
1. TinyMCE
TinyMCE is a platform independent web based Javascript HTML WYSIWYG editor control released as Open Source under LGPL by Moxiecode Systems AB.

2. FCK Editor

CKSource took its first steps in the far 2003, under the name “FredCK.com”, when Frederico Caldeira Knabben took the challenge to start a new and creative project. That project carried his initials and got named FCKeditor.very easy for users to create and edit tables for displaying data.


3. NicEdit

NicEdit is a WYSIWYG editor for websites. Its goal is to be as simple and fast as possible for users of your application. NicEdit is extremely lightweight and can be easily integrated in any site with minimal impact while providing visitors an effective means to express themselves in rich text.

4. BXE

BXE is a browser based Wysiwyg XML Editor – and that changes everything! You can edit now your content semantically and at the same time display it to your users and editors in its final form.

5. MarkItUp!

markItUp! is not meant to be a “Full-Features-Out-of-the-Box”-editor. Instead it is a very lightweight, customizable and flexible engine made to meet the developer’s needs in their CMSes, blogs, forums or websites. markItUp! is not a WYSIWYG editor, and it never will be.

6. WidgEditor

widgEditor is an easily installed, easily customisable WYSIWYG editor for simple content. It replaces existing textareas with an improved editing pane using JavaScript, therefore if you don’t have JavaScript (or your browser doesn’t support HTML editing) it degrades gracefully. Try it out by typing below, and submit to see the processed output.

7. EditArea

Here is EditArea, a free javascript editor for source code. (That is no way a WYSIWYG editor).
This editor is designed to edit souce code files in a textarea. The main goal is to allow text formatting, search and replace and real-time syntax highlight (for not too heavy text).

8. Cross Browser Rich Text Editor (RTE)

Cross-Browser Rich Text Editor (“RTE” for short) is a free rich-text editor released under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 license. It’s a work based on the designModefunctionality introduced in Internet Explorer 5 and implemented in the Mozilla Rich Text Editing API. It just has basic features, so it’s perfect for individuals looking to add simple rich-text editing support.

9. YUI Library Rich Text Editor

The Rich Text Editor is a UI control that replaces a standard HTML textarea; it allows for the rich formatting of text content, including common structural treatments like lists, formatting treatments like bold and italic text, and drag-and-drop inclusion and sizing of images. The Rich Text Editor’s toolbar is extensible via a plugin architecture so that advanced implementations can achieve a high degree of customization.

10. FreeTextBox

11. Silverlight Rich Text Editor

This is the first rich text editor for silverlight and supports various well known features. This is all font formatting silverlight does support, including SUB/SUP formatting, homogenous underlining of multi-font-selections, blockquotes, unordered lists, block alignment, insertion of custom framework elements, secure content serialization, find&replace with regular expressions, clipboard support for formatted text, integrated scroll viewer, custom design, macros and many more.

12. Dijit.Editor

Dijit’s Rich Text editor, dijit.Editor, is a text box on steroids, designed to look and work like a word processor. The editor features a toolbar, HTML output, and a plugin architecture that supports new commands, new buttons and other new features.


13. WYMeditor

WYMeditor is a web-based WYSIWYM (What You See Is What You Mean) XHTML editor (not WYSIWYG).

14. Whizzywig

Whizzywig aims to provide the best compromise between small footprint, features and extensibility in a web based HTML editor. It supports all the main formatting features: bold, italics, headings etc. as well image and link insertion and tables.

15. openWYSIWYG

Finally, a free open source cross-browser WYSIWYG editor that’s packed with every rich-text editing feature you need.

16. XStandard

XStandard is the leading standards-compliant WYSIWYG editor for desktop applications and Web-based content management systems.

17. Xinha

Xinha is Open Source, and we take this seriously. There is no company that owns the source but a community of professionals who just want Xinha to be the best tool for their work.

18. Kevin Roth RTE

The Cross-Browser Rich Text Editor (RTE) is based on the designMode() functionality introduced in Internet Explorer 5, and implemented in Mozilla 1.3+ using the Mozilla Rich Text Editing API.

19. WebWiz RichTextEditor

Web Wiz Rich Text Editor is a powerful WYSIWYG HTML Editor that can turn your sites textareas’s into HTMLarea’s with just 4 lines of code!! Have a look below to see just a few of the over 100 features available.

20.CodePlex Rich Text Editor

The key feature of the RTE is to support WYSIWYG along with the following generic feature set below. The key goal has been to encapsulate all the complex functionality of web based rich text editing into a single control.