convert-plain-text-into-links VS slate

Compare convert-plain-text-into-links vs slate and see what are their differences.


An npm module which replaces any plain text link within string with achor tag (by skchawala)


A completely customizable framework for building rich text editors. (Currently in beta.) (by ianstormtaylor)
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convert-plain-text-into-links slate
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0.0 9.6
over 2 years ago 4 days ago
JavaScript TypeScript
MIT License MIT License
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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


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  • React Libraries
    28 projects | | 7 Dec 2021
    Slate - A completely customizable framework for building rich text editors.
  • What is Slate.js, and will it replace Quill and Draft.js?
    2 projects | | 23 Nov 2021
    Slate.js is a highly customizable platform for creating rich-text editors, also known as WYSIWYG editors. It enables you to create powerful, intuitive editors similar to those you’ve probably used in Medium, Dropbox Paper, or Google Docs. These are quickly becoming standard features for many web apps, and tools like Slate make them easier to implement, ensuring your program won’t get bogged down in complexity.
  • 10+ React Rich Text Editors
    11 projects | | 7 Nov 2021
    Building complex, nested documents was impossible. Many editors were designed around simplistic "flat" documents, making things like tables, embeds and captions difficult to reason about and sometimes impossible. Demo GitHub
  • Anyone ever tried creating a text input similar to discord's in react?
    2 projects | | 8 Oct 2021
    Ok good to know. Although, the Mention Example seem pretty complicated for what feels like such a simple task but still good to know about this in case I ever need it in the future
  • Slate – A completely customizable framework for building rich text editors
    1 project | | 30 Jul 2021
    1 project | | 30 Jul 2021
    11 projects | | 29 Jul 2021
    I've been using Slate heavily this year. I'm not a Slate developer, but I've read a lot of the source code, follow all the Github issues, etc., and I'm "owning an aging fork". As far as I can tell, the API instability mentioned elsehwere in this thread resulted from a nearly complete rewrite (inspired by immerjs) that launched in May 2020; for over a year since then, the API has been very stable, mainly because Ian Taylor, who wrote most of Slate, seems to have moved on to other projects (see there's still a lot of work on Slate, but it's mainly by other people who are trying to preserve the vision that Ian laid out. I ended up forking only the React part of Slate, which is officially a plugin, and massively rewriting it to support virtualized windowing, so we can work with very large possibly complicated to render documents. I also added fairly generic realtime collaboration support. This is currently used in for WYSIWYG editing of Markdown documents. I also have plans to extend my use of Slate with windowing to Jupyter notebooks and other document types.

    I chose Slate over Prosemirror because the source code of Slate is Typescript written in a clear modern style, and I was able to start reading any part of it and understand it easily, whereas I find Prosemirror's core source code more difficult (this may just be a reflection of my shortcomings). I spent a lot of time initially just reading Slate PR's claiming to fix bugs, then integrating the PR's into my fork, often in a way that makes sense for my project, but likely wouldn't in general (I left helpful remarks on Github).

    Slate is an interesting project, and it is comparable to Prosemirror. However, development is structured very differently at present, and I think there's little funding behind Slate, whereas the author of Prosemirror seems to have done a good job encouraging sustainable donations. I think Ian Taylor, who mainly wrote Slate, also cofounded a company called, which is a serious startup that was recently sold to Twilio, so I don't know what his motivations are...

    11 projects | | 29 Jul 2021
    Slate is architected so everything that actually involves React is in a separate plugin called "slate-react". As explained here there's a package called "slate" that's "Slate's core data model logic.", and there's another package called slate-react that is "React components for rendering Slate editors.". For example, I just searched npm and quicly found "slate-vue" ( which is Slate, but with a Vue plugin instead of React.
    11 projects | | 29 Jul 2021
    This is the one that did me in:
    11 projects | | 29 Jul 2021

What are some alternatives?

When comparing convert-plain-text-into-links and slate you can also consider the following projects:

Draft.js - A React framework for building text editors.

ProseMirror - The ProseMirror WYSIWYM editor

quill - Quill is a modern WYSIWYG editor built for compatibility and extensibility.

TinyMCE - The world's #1 JavaScript library for rich text editing. Available for React, Vue and Angular

CodeMirror - In-browser code editor

TOAST UI Editor - πŸžπŸ“ Markdown WYSIWYG Editor. GFM Standard + Chart & UML Extensible.

Editor.js - A block-styled editor with clean JSON output

tiptap - The headless editor framework for web artisans.

Monaco Editor - A browser based code editor

GrapesJS - Free and Open source Web Builder Framework. Next generation tool for building templates without coding

trix - A rich text editor for everyday writing

Froala Editor - The next generation Javascript WYSIWYG HTML Editor.