Introduction to BlockNote
BlockNote is a block-based rich-text editor for React, focused on providing a great out-of-the-box experience with minimal setup.
With BlockNote, we want to make it easy for developers to add a next-generation text editing experience to their app, with a UX that's on-par with industry leaders like Notion or Coda.
Unlike other rich-text editor libraries, BlockNote organizes documents into blocks, giving them a more rigid structure and making it easy to interact with the document from code.
Conceptually, you can think of a block as a paragraph, heading, image, or some other individual piece of content. Blocks can have more blocks nested inside of them, and can also be moved by dragging and dropping them inside or around each other.
As powerful as they are, these libraries often have quite a steep learning-curve and require you to customize every single detail of your editor, and then you still need to add your own UI elements.
BlockNote instead, offers a great experience with minimal setup, including a ready-made and animated UI.
On top of that, it comes with a modern block-based design. This gives documents more structure, allow for a richer user experience while simultaneously making it easier to customize the editor's functionality.
Next: Set up BlockNote
See how to set up your own editor in the Quickstart. Here's a quick sneak peek in case you can't wait!