A Rich Text Editor (RTE) is a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor which presents a text area where the user can type, markup, and interact with their content. Allowing users to format their content via the standard shortcut keys has become a common practice in RTEs.
I have used many React.js rich text editors for my work and learning. Most of them are complicated and time-consuming. I have used different rich text editors from time to time, but I don’t use the ready code of editors in the projects. I usually find the difficult things in code that can be done easily. So I decided to make a list of the 10 best libraries for rich-text editing in React.js application. All of them are open source. Enjoy.
A Wysiwyg editor built using ReactJS and DeaftJS libraries.
A Quill editor component for React.
Pure React rich text WYSIWYG editor based on draft-js.
A Rich Text editor built on top of Facebook’s Draft.JS featuring a nice default base of components and extensibility.
Just another configurable rich text editor for React.js app, based on Draft.js.
React component for Froala WYSIWYG HTML Rich Text Editor.
The Material-UI Rich Text Editor and Viewer.
Intuitive block based wysiwyg editor built with React and ProseMirror
A React Component for SunEditor (WYSIWYG editor).
The libraries featured in this article aim to ease the pain of implementing a React.js Rich Text Editor. Whereas some of the libraries only focus on limited parts of RTE, others offer full RTE functionality. This can make the choice depending on your needs more difficult. When choosing a library, consider what you want from your RTE, such as styling elements, editing tools, or server sync.