10 Best Tour Plugins To Guide Visitors Through Your App (2020 Update)

by jQueryScript,

What Is Guided Tour?

Guided Tour is an interactive, wizard-style user interface that can be used to guide your users through a tour of your app.

Great for how-tos, application help, newbie guides, new features, featured content, and step-by-step workflow demonstrations of your web applications.

The Best Guided Tour Plugin

In this post, I'm glad to introduce you the 10 best (top-downloaded) and full free guided tour plugins implemented in jQuery and/or Pure (Vanilla) JavaScript. Have fun.

Originally Published Jan 16 2018, updated Jan 27 2020

Table of contents:

Best jQuery Tour Plugins:

Simple Step By Step Site Tour Plugin

Intro.js is a simple and fast js library that makes it easier to create Step By Step website tour guide with keyboard and mouse support.

Simple Step By Step Site Tour Plugin

[Demo] [Download]


Interactive Visual Guide Plugin For Bootstrap - jQuery Tour

A Bootstrap plugin to create an accessible, interactive visual guide that lets your users guide through / scroll between new features and functions in your web app.

https://www.jqueryscript.net/other/Bootstrap-Visual-Guide-Plugin-jQuery-Tour.html

[Demo] [Download]


jQuery Feature Tours Plugin - Joyride

Joyride is a cool and mobile-friendly jQuery plugin for easily and quickly creating feature tours for your website or web application using small tooltips.

jQuery Feature Tours Plugin - Joyride

[Demo] [Download]


Interactive Step-by-step Guide Through Plugin For jQuery - TourBus

TourBus is a simple yet fully configurable jQuery tour/walkthrough plugin for creating interactive. step-by-step introductions for your site/app components or features.

Interactive Step-by-step Guide Through Plugin For jQuery - TourBus

[Demo] [Download]


Interactive Tooltip-style Guided Tour Plugin - jQuery TourJS

TourJS is a jQuery-dependent tour library that helps you create customizable, interactive, tooltip-style, step-by-step tours to guide your users through your web application.

https://www.jqueryscript.net/other/Guided-Tour-TourJS.html

[Demo] [Download]


Vanilla JavaScript Tour Plugins

uxTour

uxTour.js is a lightweight vanilla JavaScript library which helps you create an interactive feature tour by highlighting the specified element with a circular mask.

uxTour

[Demo] [Download]


Interactive Site Tour In Vanilla JavaScript – thunderTour

thunderTour is a pure vanilla JavaScript library for generating an interactive step-by-step feature tour for your website or web application.

Interactive Site Tour In Vanilla JavaScript – thunderTour

[Demo] [Download]


Responsive Guided App Tour In JavaScript – shepherd

shepherd is a JavaScript library that creates an interactive, accessible, dynamic visual guide to let your users learn about new features and functions on your web app.

Responsive Guided App Tour In JavaScript – shepherd

[Demo] [Download]


Dynamic Feature Tour JavaScript Library – Tiny Tour

Tiny Tour is a minimal, dynamic feature tour JavaScript library used to guide your users through a tour of your web app.

Dynamic Feature Tour JavaScript Library – Tiny Tour

[Demo] [Download]


Step-by-step Tour With Spotlight Effect – spotlightjs

spotlightjs is a small standalone JavaScript library to create guided tours through your app by highlighting specific elements while navigating between steps.

Step-by-step Tour With Spotlight Effect – spotlightjs

[Demo] [Download]


Conclusion:

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