10 Best Character Counters In JavaScript

by jQueryScript,

What Is Character Counter?

Character counter is a useful online UI tool that calculates the number of characters that have been entered in a text field and displays the remaining number of characters allowed to be entered.

Typically used in Textarea and/Or Input Field element that limits the number of characters and shows characters used and remaining.

The Best Character Counter Plugin

This is a list of 10 best JavaScript (jQuery & Vanilla JS) plugins that make it easy to implement the Character Counter & Character Limit functionalities on your form controls. Enjoy.

Table of contents:

jQuery Character Counter Plugins:

Twitter-Like Text Box Character Counter with jQuery and Bootstrap

In this tutorial we're going to create a twitter-like text box that displays the remaining characters count as well as limiting the max length of input text.

Twitter-Like Text Box Character Counter with jQuery and Bootstrap

[Demo] [Download]


Simple jQuery Characters & Words Counter Plugin - Simply Countable

Simply Countable is yet another jQuery based character/word/text counter for your text input or textarea.

Simple jQuery Characters & Words Counter Plugin - Simply Countable

[Demo] [Download]


Simple Live Character Counter with Javascript - Countable

Countable is a simple and independent javascript library that adds a character counter to your html elements (like text field) to for live paragraph-, word- and character-counting.

Simple Live Character Counter with Javascript - Countable

[Demo] [Download]


Displaying Maximum Length Of Input Field With jQuery - Maxlength

Maxlength is a dead simple jQuery plugin that uses Bootstrap styles and HTML5 maxlength attribute to limit the amount of characters permitted in an input field.

Displaying Maximum Length Of Input Field With jQuery - Maxlength

[Demo] [Download]


Textarea Character/Line Count And Limit Plugin - jQuery textArea.js

A jQuery plugin that adds live-updating character and line counters to your textarea, as well as limiting the max number of characters and lines to be entered with a progress bar.

Textarea Character/Line Count And Limit Plugin - jQuery textArea.js

[Demo] [Download]


Limit The Number Of Characters In Text Fields - jQuery limitText.js

limitText.js is a small jQuery plugin that limits the number of characters allowed in your text fields and automatically creates counters to display how many characters remaining.

Limit The Number Of Characters In Text Fields - jQuery limitText.js

[Demo] [Download]


Specify Max Length For Text Fields - jQuery maxLength.js

Yet another jQuery max length plugin which limits the number of characters allowed to be typed in a text field with a basic character counter.

Specify Max Length For Text Fields - jQuery maxLength.js

[Demo] [Download]


Pure JavaScript Character Counter Plugins:

Twitter Like Character Counter with Pure Javascript – VCountdown

VCountdown is a pure vanilla JavaScript library that displays a counter for your text field to count characters down as you seen on Twitter tweet box.

Twitter Like Character Counter with Pure Javascript – VCountdown

[Demo] [Download]


Minimal Character Counter For Text Field – dCounts.js

VCountdown is a pure vanilla JavaScript library that displays a counter for your text field to count characters down as you seen on Twitter tweet box.

Minimal Character Counter For Text Field – dCounts.js

[Demo] [Download]


Character Counter With Visual Feedback – CharCount

CharCount is an ES6 JavaScript library that provides character counters with visual feedbacks for input and textarea elements.

Character Counter With Visual Feedback – CharCount

[Demo] [Download]


Conclusion:

Want more jQuery plugins or JavaScript libraries to create awesome Character Counters on the web & mobile? Check out the jQuery Character Counter and JavaScript Character Counter sections.