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eArea Version 1.3


Open Source Editor
License: LGPL at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html

Last Updated: 08/09/2008 (Verified: 02/01/2011) [Appears to be Alive and Supported]

Created because of problems ... finding a WYSIWYG editor for Safari and OS X Dashboard widgets. Very simple, very light-weight, this is an excellent editor for places where simple editing is the name of the game (e.g., blog comments or on-the-fly documentation and feedback). Works with widgets, and allows multiple instances per page.


XHTML: Toolbar: Yes API:

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1. Federico Bianchi (08/04/2011)

eArea is actually still alive, only the domain isn't - you can find it at


while the code is available at


We are currently using it in a in-house project to enhance textareas in a clean way.

As a side note, I am also toying with a JavaScript "vi" at [a href="http://gpl.internetconnection.net/vi/" target="_blank">http://gpl.internetconnection.net/vi/] - it is also partially WYSIWYG, since it can apply some basic attributes (bold, italics, etc.)

Regards, and thanks a lot for making your resource available

2. Ben Langhinrichs (04/08/2011)

@Federico - Thanks for the information. I have updated the listing.

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