10 Best Multiple Select Plugins In JavaScript (2021 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 05 2021

Table of contents:

Best jQuery Multiple Select Plugins:

jQuery Multiple Select Plugin For Bootstrap - Bootstrap Multiselect

Bootstrap Multiselect is a plugin for jQuery and Bootstrap that allows the visitor to select multiple options from a dropdown select list containing the single options as checkboxes.

jQuery Multiple Select Plugin For Bootstrap - Bootstrap Multiselect

[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]


Searchable Multi-select Dropdown Plugin With jQuery - Dropdown.js

The Dropdown.js jQuery plugin converts the normal select box into a fast, performant, dynamic, multi-select dropdown list for better UX.

Searchable Multi-select Dropdown Plugin With jQuery - Dropdown.js

[Demo] [Download]


jQuery Plugin For Multiple Select With Checkboxes - multi-select.js

Just another jQuery plugin that converts the regular multiselect box into an easy to use dropdown list with checkboxes to simplify the selection of multiple options.

jQuery Plugin For Multiple Select With Checkboxes - multi-select.js

[Demo] [Download]


jQuery Plugin For Multi Select List with Checkboxes - MultiSelect

MultiSelect is a jQuery plugin that transforms a normal multi-select list into a multi-column dropdown list with checkboxes.

jQuery Plugin For Multi Select List with Checkboxes - MultiSelect

[Demo] [Download]


Vanilla JavaScript Multiple Select Plugins

Multiselect Dropdown List With Checkboxes – multiselect.js

multiselect.js is an unobtrusive JavaScript plugin that converts the native select box into a multi-select control with checkboxes and check all button.

Multiselect Dropdown List With Checkboxes – multiselect.js

[Demo] [Download]


Elegant Multi-Select Component With Autocomplete – SelectPure

SelectPure is a pure JavaScript (es6) library to create elegant single or multiple select controls with support for autocomplete and dynamic data rendering.

Elegant Multi-Select Component With Autocomplete – SelectPure

[Demo] [Download]


Multiple Select With Dropdown List – multiselect

A vanilla JavaScript multi-select plugin that transforms the normal multi-select element into a user-friendly tags input.

Multiple Select With Dropdown List – multiselect

[Demo] [Download]


Multi-select Dropdown Component For JavaScript – slim-select

slim-select is a small and dependency-free JavaScript plugin for creating a searchable, multi-selectable dropdown list from a regular select element.

Multi-select Dropdown Component For JavaScript – slim-select

[Demo] [Download]


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]


Conclusion:

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

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