10 Best Multiple Select Plugins In JavaScript (2023 Update)

by jQueryScript,

Tired of the native multiple select dropdown?

Styling a multiple select dropdown is NOT an easy task especially for beginners. 

This is why I create the list of 10 Best Multiple Select jQuery & Vanilla JavaScript plugins to save your Time and Money in development.

With these plugins, you're able to quickly create customizable, enhanced, user-friendly Multiple Select UI for easier options selection. Enjoy.

Originally Published Jan 17 2018, updated Jan 17 2023

Table of contents:

Best jQuery Multiple Select Plugins:

jQuery Plugin For Custom Tags Input and Select Box - selectize.js

A useful and lightweight plugin for creating solid and user-friendly tags input field and select list with clean and powerful APIs & Codes.

jQuery Plugin For Custom Tags Input and Select Box - selectize.js

[Demo] [Download]


Searchable Dual List Box Plugin With jQuery - multi.js

A lightweight JavaScript library that transforms the normal multiple select list into a searchable dual list box interface for easier option selection.

jQuery Plugin To Select Multiple Items From A Dropdown List - multiSelect

[Demo] [Download]


Animated & Cross-Device jQuery Select Box Replacement - sumoselect

A jQuery select replacement plugin which turns the native select box into a responsive, animated, fully customizable dropdown select list.

Animated & Cross-Device jQuery Select Box Replacement - sumoselect

[Demo] [Download]


Multiple Select With Filter And Checkboxes Using jQuery

A jQuery plugin that converts a normal select box into a user-friendly filterable multi-select dropdown where your users are able to select one or more options by checking checkboxes.

Multiple Select With Filter And Checkboxes Using jQuery

[Demo] [Download]


User-friendly Multi Select Plugin For Bootstrap 4 - BsMultiSelect

Just another multi select plugin for Bootstrap 4 framework that converts a multi-select list into an easy to use dropdown with checkboxes.

User-friendly Multi Select Plugin For Bootstrap 4 - BsMultiSelect

[Demo] [Download]


Vanilla JavaScript Multiple Select Plugins

Custom Single/Multi Select In Pure JavaScript – vanillaSelectBox

A Vanilla JavaScript library that transforms the regular select element into a customizable, searchable, checkable dropdown list.

Custom Single/Multi Select In Pure JavaScript – vanillaSelectBox

[Demo] [Download]


Powerful Single & Multiple Select Library – tail.select

A rewritten version of the jQuery tail.select plugin that can be used to beautify & enhance the default select box with no dependency.

Powerful Single & Multiple Select Library – tail.select

[Demo] [Download]


Modern Tags Input/Multiple Select Component – multi-input

A modern tags input & multiple select component that works with the native input field and uses datalist to define a list of suggestions/options for the autocomplete.

Powerful Single & Multiple Select Library – tail.select

[Demo] [Download]


Multi-select Dropdown Component With Vanilla JavaScript – sellect.js

A vanilla JavaScript plugin which converts a normal input into a multi-select dropdown UI where the users are able to select multiple items from an autocomplete/autosuggest list. Great for tag/token manager.

Multi-select Dropdown Component With Vanilla JavaScript – sellect.js

[Demo] [Download]


Searchable Single & Multiple Select Plugin For Bootstrap 4

A vanilla JavaScript extension for Bootstrap 4 framework that helps you create a user-friendly, filterable single or multiple select component from the native select element.

Searchable Single & Multiple Select Plugin For Bootstrap 4

[Demo] [Download]


Conclusion:

Looking for more jQuery plugins or JavaScript libraries to create awesome Multiple Select interfaces on the web & mobile? See jQuery Multiple Select and JavaScript Multiple Select sections for more details.

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