Saturday, January 7, 2012

Free Rich-Text editors for application

Here are some free rich text editors, which are also known as WYSIWYG editors.
1. FreeTextBox:
  • The most popular free ASP.NET WYSIWYG rich HTML editor.
  • Very simple to configure and use in applications.
  • It supports ASP.NET 1.1, 2.0, 3.5, and 4.0.
  • It supports Internet Explorer 6,7,8,9, Firefox 1,2,3, Google Chrome 1,2,3,4,5, Apple Safari 3,4,5, Opera 7,8,9,10.
  • It comes with free as well as paid version.

2. MarkitUp jQuery Rich Text Editor

  • markItUp is a jQuery rich text editor and is also very light weight editor.
  • It has not much feature but its a very light weight.
  • It supports different browsers like IE6-7-8, Safari 3+, Firefox 3+
  • It has also another important feature of Ajax dynamic preview.

3. FCK Editor or CKEditor:

  • This is a very powerful editor with lots of functionality.
  • It has options like Microsoft Word and OpenOffice.
  • It comes with Open Source and commercial licenses.
  • It has features like basic and advance styling, Colors, Advanced Paste from Word, Advanced Linking, E-mail Linking, Resizable, Maximize, Find and Replace, Images, Flash Content, tables, Smiles etc.
  • This also support SharePoint, Joomla, Drupal etc.

4. jWysiwyg:
  • This is also a jQuery plugin.

5. jHtmlArea:
  • This is a jQuery light weight WYSIWYG HTML Editor built on top of jQuery.
  • You can also customize some buttons and can change css files.

6. YUI Library Rich Text Editor:
  • This editor is from Yahoo developer network and also very easy to use.
  • Also you can customize the editor.
  • You have to use some css and .js files.
  • It has lots of features which includes advance image editing option also.

7. widgEditor:
  • Very simple but effective editor with options like bold, italic, link, image, bullet list also.

8. Silverlight Rich Text Editor:
  • This is the first rich text editor for silverlight.
  • It has features like 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.

9. openWYSIWYG:
  • This is a free cross browser WYSIWYG editor.
  • The ultimate WYSIWYG editor for your web-based applications and forms.
  • Very light weight because its written in JavaScript and DHTML.
  • It supports various browser  IE 5.5+ (Windows), Firefox 1.0+, Mozilla 1.3+ and Netscape 7+.
  • You can use with any technology like PHP,Asp, Asp.Net, Perl, Java, Cold fusion.

10. TinyMCE:
  • TinyMCE is a platform independent web based Javascript HTML WYSIWYG editor.
  • TinyMCE is very easy to integrate into other Content Management Systems.
  • Easily integrate with .Net and Php.
  • It is lightweight, Ajax compatible, browser friendly, customizable.