How much does it cost to build a text editor app?

Standard price for a text editor app: $37,500

Find out the cost to build your own custom text editor app:

Get Estimate Now

What is a text editor app?

A text editor application is a web, mobile, or desktop application used to create documents such as articles or blog posts. Text editors are typically designed around the core concept of editing and saving plain text files. Some text editors include features for spell checking and grammar checking. Others may support advanced features like syntax highlighting and code folding.

text editor apps are similar to most other office productivity apps with real-time data components, such as project management apps, time-tracking apps, accounting apps, and expense tracking apps. Popular text editor applications include Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Apple Pages, and Libre Office.

Here are some recent text editor app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • A mobile app that will autocorrect medical terms.

What is the typical cost to build a text editor app?

A text editor app usually costs $37,500 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $25,000 or as high as $50,000. A text editor app with a low number of features (also known as a "minimum viable product", or MVP) will be more affordable than an app that includes all intended functionality.

For example, here are some recent text editor app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $9,000

Here are some considerations that may impact the cost of a app:

How long does it take to build a text editor app?

A text editor app usually takes 120 hours to build. However, a text editor app can be built in as few as 107 hours, or in as many as 133 hours. The exact timeline mostly depends on how complicated your app is. As a general rule, it will take longer if you require highly custom designs, niche features, or non-standard release platforms.

For example, the most recent text editor apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 120

How to successfully grow your text editor application

A text editor app can grow by capitalizing on the way that people use apps in general. People use a text editor app for three main reasons: to quickly create content, to organize existing content, and to share content with others. Text editor apps can grow in popularity by creating a viral loop that rewards users for sharing their content with other users. An app like this must also be easy to use, otherwise it will not appeal to new users who come from more mainstream social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter.

Risks and challenges of building a text editor application

A text editing app faces legal and reputational risks associated with user misuse of the platform. Although text editing apps may seem harmless, they often provide users with access to third-party content via programmatic interfaces or the import of documents. Some businesses have had their websites or servers shut down by courts after users published defamatory material on websites powered by a text editor app. It is therefore important for developers to take steps to ensure that their apps do not facilitate illegal or offensive activity.

Want a more detailed estimate?

Get a feature-by-feature breakdown with our cost estimate calculator.

Browse our full library of app cost quotes.

Find pricing info for all other app types here.

Some of the descriptions on this page were completed with AI assistance. Learn more here.