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Summernote

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Super Simple WYSIWYG Editor on Bootstrap Summernote is a JavaScript library that helps you create WYSIWYG editors online.

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Summernote review by Diego T.
Diego T.
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"A fantastic editor for your web applications"

What do you like best?

We used Summernote for developing a project that needed a WYSIWYG Editors. I tried several options but decided to go with Summernote for two reasons:

1) It manages to upload images and convert them to base64. This was a great help for us, because we didn't have a dedicated server for uploading images and the majority of WYSIWYG editors didn't have this option only adding a url link.

2) It's an open source editor, it allows us to modify the two aspects we needed for my project.

We needed a different design on showing the editor, not the typical rectangle box, but something different. Modifying the CSS was quite easy for accomplish this. The second option was to allowed users to upload images less than 500KB sizes. This aspect was a real plus, modifying the code wasn't so complicated they have well written code and documented for people to used it.

What do you dislike?

There's nothing to dislike of Summernote. They're really helpful on the work they do, their forum is really active and answer quickly to questions about their product. Even development questions regarding the code. So I can't dislike anything of the editor.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used Summernote for creating a web platform for creating tutorials. Uploading images was needed for this task, but we didn't have a dedicated server for uploading. Taking advantage that the editor converted images to Base64 it was really helpful for us the editor, it took us a problem we were having.

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Summernote review by Yosvaldy F.
Yosvaldy F.
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"Summernote editor got all you need."

What do you like best?

It is easy to use, plenty of options. Have good look and feel for UI experience.

What do you dislike?

Don’t think you will dislike it, it’s preety cool to use with a nice documentation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

More features if it is possible, implementing better UI experience using material design.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was working on a business app for my company, using .net Framework in Backend and VueJS in FrontEnd. Summernote was really important on it because this app depend to must of this editor.’

What WYSIWYG Editors solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Summernote review by Adam L.
Adam L.
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"Summernote is a shining star in the darkness"

What do you like best?

It is full featured, fully supported, and most important easy to use. There are some other wysiwig that seem good on paper but have annoying dependencies or styling requirements. If you want to just drop in a wysiwig that works and looks good without stress, especially with bootstrap, you are gonna be so happy!

What do you dislike?

That I tried to use so many others before I learned about it. I spent days going through a list of editors trying and failing to be happy until I tried summernote. I love competition but this is a rare case where I think alot of older wysiwig editors should just do people a favor and refer people to summernote.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy html in a form.

Summernote review by Ramon B.
Ramon B.
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"Summernote is an excellent editor"

What do you like best?

I was looking for a WYSIWYG editor to develop personal projects mainly with integration with AngularJS. I've used the CKeditor and TinyMCE however Summernote is lighter and easier to install and customize, has image upload option with drag-and-drop. In addition to all features is an open source editor, and you can modify it and contribute to the community.

What do you dislike?

There is no downside in Summernote, it delivers what it promises and its documentation is easy to use, the community always sends modifications and corrections on github to keep up to date and running editor.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used as an editor for websites in text changes to a CMS with image uploads to the server.

Summernote review by Love D.
Love D.
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"A good wysiwyg-editor with a great plugin API"

What do you like best?

We needed a simple yet powerful foundation to build upon when we chose Summernote, and it has definitely delivered on this. The best part is the API that is very easy to build out your own customized functionality on.

What do you dislike?

My overall experience is good, but I should mentioned that the documentation is sometimes incomplete. It creates some confusion but not much do to the nicely organised source code.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We created a simple but flexible CMS with Summernote and it gave us more time to spend on the product and less spent on the editor.

Summernote review by Andre G.
Andre G.
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"Simply the best editor for modern browser to date"

What do you like best?

Mostly for ease of customization and modern ready in my opinion. It is easy to implement went doing UI development and renders well.

What do you dislike?

Mostly for it support for plugins in case required in the future.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you require a modern editor (WYSIWYG) that works best for preserving formatting then summernote is the best choice. Easy to install and customize for your project especially for UI experience.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently, for web application that doesn't require too much of WYSIWYG features. Mostly for the benefit of keeping page formats well and ease of use for users.

Summernote review by Cory L.
Cory L.
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"My first choice for WYSIWYG editors"

What do you like best?

Super easy to integrate into existing applications, does exactly what it advertises. Very smooth user experience.

What do you dislike?

I had some issues initially with font icons not working properly, or colliding with my existing set of site icons. It's possible it was user error, or they have fixed it in later versions. Nitpicky stuff on my part, really.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

There are portions of our application that require blocks of user curated content and Summernote is my go-to tool in these scenarios. Utilizing Summernote has made development so much simpler because it's literally a drop-in addition to our app and it completely adopts the styling we are already using (we are using a modified bootstrap theme).

Summernote review by Vijay N.
Vijay N.
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"Contained all the features that we requried."

What do you like best?

It has the built in option to upload images and embed videos.

What do you dislike?

The uploaded images get converted to base64 format. Server integration and file upload would have been great!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try. You wouldn't want to switch to something else. It is neat and gets the work done!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We required the editor for a question answer portal. The benefit of summernote was, that it was easy to use. The major issue which we faced was it lacked mathematical and scientific character input. For questions and answers, we wanted to provide the users with an option to input equations, but unfortunately there was not built-in support for that in summernote.

Summernote review by User in Entertainment
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"Summernote got everything you need!"

What do you like best?

It's very simple to use and can easily understand how to edit with many options. It also allows us to modify and the need to feel for the User Interactive experience too.

What do you dislike?

I don't think there's nothing wrong about it! I do believe this is a great resource and useful for everyone.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This was used for one of the start-up business for developing an app with a 360 degree experience.

Summernote review by Chris G.
Chris G.
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"Flexible and clean editor"

What do you like best?

Clean interface design, has worked well for me across several projects.

What do you dislike?

Requiring Bootstrap. Even still, I would love to see a vanilla release for projects that aren't already using the framework.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Great for use as part of an internal CMS project. Required no additional training for our users!

Summernote review by Darko B.
Darko B.
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"A light, easy to use and above all clean WYSIWYG"

What do you like best?

The clean markup it produces. Unlike some alternatives, this is quite refreshing to see.

What do you dislike?

That it has dependencies on other libraries (namely bootstrap and jquery). In many scenarios this isn't a problem, but it can be an unnecessary bloat.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're already using stuff like bootstrap and jquery, do yourself a favor and use Summernote. It really isa good fit and is easily customized to work with any design.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I needed an editor component for a simple, light, in-house CMS. Summernote fit perfectly.

Summernote review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Summernote with Meteor"

What do you like best?

The best advantage with using summernote and Meteor is that summernote does have a Meteor Package (summernote:summernote).

Plus there is two version of the package, a standalone one and an other one with all the JS, CSS, etc...

What do you dislike?

You have to sanitize your HTML, the package might do that on it's own.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Summernote is a rock solid solution if you want an editor

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a go WYSIWYG editor with images and video capabilities

Summernote review by Augusto F.
Augusto F.
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"One of the bests WYSIWYG editors"

What do you like best?

I used Summernote in a couple of projects where I needed to implement a user-friendly way of editing blocks of HTML content. Summernote was very easy to setup and customize for our needs.

What do you dislike?

No downside or advantages found in Summernote, you get what it promises and the documentation is quite complete.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Summernote has made the UI development process regarding to HTML editing much simpler resulting in less implementation time.

Summernote review by Consultant
Consultant
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"Nicely done"

What do you like best?

Easy to use, lightweight, minimum learning curve consistent upgrade, on the fly mode is really impressive

What do you dislike?

Nothing much to complain, it seems doesn't have language pack?

Recommendations to others considering the product

Froala is another strong competitor but Summernote is FOC.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I first started to use summernote 4 years back. I need something light, easy to configure compare to ckeditor. Summernote for the bill perfectly.

Summernote review by User in Hospital & Health Care
User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Did what I was looking for"

What do you like best?

It gave us all of the features we we're looking to implement.

What do you dislike?

That it used to style with span tags, although I later discovered that there was a flag setting to turn this off.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A way to have rich text editing on some form inputs for our site.

Summernote review by Administrator in Program Development
Administrator in Program Development
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"Amazing intime editor"

What do you like best?

The easy way to configure and implement, Performance and compatibility (y)

What do you dislike?

maybe its visual design, could be more pretty or more customizable

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use without troubble

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Implementing an editor for final users that not know to write code as programmer for the web

Summernote review by Administrator in Graphic Design
Administrator in Graphic Design
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"summernote"

What do you like best?

it was easy to setup. didn't require anything ab-normal.

What do you dislike?

could use better documentation. I like more examples, more variations are handy to have.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

better experience with some of my users submitting content.

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