10 Best Tags Input Plugins In jQuery & Vanilla JavaScript (2021 Update)

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What Is Tags Input?

A tags input is a UI component which allows the user to insert multiple entries as tags into a text field. Also known as Tagging/Tokenizing system.

You can find this system on most major websites such as Youtube, Tumblr, Wordpress, etc.

What Are Tags?

Tags are generally used to categorize, organize, associate related content (articles, posts, videos, products, etc) using certain keywords and/or phrases.

Tags are also widely used in AI-driven content management systems that intelligently display content based on what users read most often.

The Best Tags Input Plugin

In this article you will find a hand-crafted list of 10 best tags input plugins implemented in jQuery and Vanilla JavaScript.

Feel free to download and use them in your next project to quickly build a tagging system for your application.

Originally Published June 28 2019, updated Mar 14 2021

Table of contents:

jQuery Tags Input Plugins:

Tiny Text Field Based Tags Input Plugin - Tagify

Tagify is a tiny jQuery plugin used to generate a simple, animated, high-performance tag / token input from either input field or textarea.

Tiny Text Field Based Tags Input Plugin - Tagify

[Demo] [Download]


Responsive Tags Input With Autocomplete - jQuery tagsInput

This is a powerful, flexible jQuery based tags input where the users are able to add tags/tokens in the input box or select items from a suggestion dropdown while typing.

Responsive Tags Input With Autocomplete - jQuery tagsInput

[Demo] [Download]


Simple Tagging System With Autocomplete - jQuery amsify.suggestags

amsify.suggestags is a simple jQuery tag/token input plugin which converts the regular input into a multi-select, auto-suggesting tagging system.

Simple Tagging System With Autocomplete - jQuery amsify.suggestags

[Demo] [Download]


Dynamic jQuery Multi Select / Tags Input Plugin - Fast Select

A jQuery plugin for enhancing the default select box that provides endless features like searching, filtering, tagging, single-select, multi-select, autocomplete and dynamic AJAX content.

Dynamic jQuery Multi Select / Tags Input Plugin - Fast Select

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

selectize.js is 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]


Vanilla JS Tags Input Libraries:

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.

Modern Tags Input/Multiple Select Component – multi-input

[Demo] [Download]


Tiny Tags Input With Autosuggest – Token Autocomplete

A tiny Vanilla JavaScript tag/token input library that makes it possible to select tags/tokens from a suggestion list or directly type your own tags/tokes in the input.

Tiny Tags Input With Autosuggest – Token Autocomplete

[Demo] [Download]


Minimal Clean Tagging System In Vanilla JavaScript – Simple Tags

A simple, lightweight tagging system that allows the user to insert multiple tags/tokens into a pretty clean tags input.

Minimal Clean Tagging System In Vanilla JavaScript – Simple Tags

[Demo] [Download]


Turn A Text Field Into A Tags Input – Tagplug

A small JavaScript plugin that turns a regular text field into an easy-to-style tags input.

Turn A Text Field Into A Tags Input – Tagplug

[Demo] [Download]


Minimal Tags Input Plugin With Vanilla JavaScript – tags-input

A minimal JavaScript plugin that transforms the regular input field into a tagging system for easier tags/tokens input.

Minimal Tags Input Plugin With Vanilla JavaScript – tags-input

[Demo] [Download]


Conclusion:

Want more jQuery plugins or JavaScript libraries to create awesome Tags Inputs on the web & mobile? Check out the jQuery Tags Input and JavaScript/CSS Tags Input sections.

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