Cloud-based file and image management for TinyMCE
The “rich” in rich text editing generally means adding images, videos, and other files that are attached or embedded in your content. Until now, developers have had to undertake the difficult and time-consuming task to wire up file upload and management themselves.
To solve this issue, we’re excited to announce the release of Tiny Drive, our new asset management and storage service. If you’ve ever marveled at services such as Dropbox and its ease of use, or considered something like MoxieManager for self-hosted asset management but been discouraged by the server requirements, then Drive will be an excellent solution for your team.
Drive automatically uploads images, videos, and files when they are added to the content while editing. It also provides the ability to manage files using a very familiar file management user interface.
If you would like to try out Drive, the first step is to create a free Tiny account. When you create an account, you are assigned an API key.
Once you have an API key, or if you are a current Cloud user who already has an API key, then you have access to Drive. In order to get the service up and running, you’ll just need to complete a few more steps, outlined in our developer guide.
We are launching the service with a complimentary 100 MB of storage and up to 1 GB of bandwidth per month.
Security & Performance
Security is a primary concern when it comes to cloud storage. Drive uses an Amazon Web Services S3 bucket, the same storage solution used by companies like Netflix, Thomson Reuters, and Zillow. (You can read about Amazon’s comprehensive security approach here.)
As your assets are passed back and forth between your TinyMCE editor instance and the S3 bucket, Drive uses both your API key and a JSON Web Token (JWT) for authentication. Each developer using Drive will need to create their own JWT, and we will walk you through the whole process.
To make sure your assets are delivered as fast as possible, we utilize the Cloudfront CDN. CloudFront is Amazon’s global content delivery network and it is known for its low latency and high data transfer speeds.
Drive Developer Guide
We created a developer guide to help you set up Drive. We hope you find it useful.
What’s next for Drive?
We are working on enabling you to store content in your own corporate S3 bucket. And after that … you tell us! Are you happy with using the Tiny S3 bucket, but want more storage and bandwidth? What other features do you want to see on Drive?
We are always keen to hear from our users, so please reach out and let us know what you think will make Drive—or any of our products—even better. Simply email your thoughts to team [at] tiny [dot] cloud.
We released more than Drive
Today, we released TinyMCE 5 developer preview. In our announcement post you’ll find images of our new UI, plus information about plugin upgrades, adaptive mobile support, skins and a Medium-style context toolbar.
Read about this and our other huge product announcements on TechCrunch.