10 Best Tags Input Plugins In jQuery & Vanilla JavaScript

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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.

Table of contents:

jQuery Tags Input Plugins:

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

[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]


jQuery & jQuery UI Plugin For Simle Tokenized Autocomplete - Autocomplete Multiselect

Autocomplete Multiselect is a plugin for jQuery & jQuery UI that turns a standard text input filed into a tokenized autocomplete box.

jQuery & jQuery UI Plugin For Simle Tokenized Autocomplete - Autocomplete Multiselect

[Demo] [Download]


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]


Bootstrap 4 Tag Input Plugin With jQuery - Tagsinput.js

Tagsinput.js is a jQuery extension to make the Bootstrap Tags Input jQuery plugin work with the latest version of Bootstrap 4 framework.

Bootstrap 4 Tag Input Plugin With jQuery - Tagsinput.js

[Demo] [Download]


Simple jQuery Tagging & Tokenizer Input with Autocomplete - Tokens

Tokens is a jQuery plugin that converts an input filed into a tagging/tokenizer input that breaks up what your user typed into tokens or tags, with suggestion/autocomplete box display.

Simple jQuery Tagging & Tokenizer Input with Autocomplete - Tokens

[Demo] [Download]


Dynamic Autocomplete Tag Input Plugin For jQuery - Tokenize2

A jQuery plugin that allows to select multiple tags from a drop down list populated with suggestions defined in the select element and/or an external JSON file.

Dynamic Autocomplete Tag Input Plugin For jQuery - Tokenize2

[Demo] [Download]


Vanilla JS Tags Input Libraries:

Customizable Select Box & Input Field Enhancement Library – Choices.js

Choices.js is a vanilla JavaScript plugin which converts the normal select and input into customizable select inputs with multi select and autocomplete support. Great for creating multi-select tagging systems.

Customizable Select Box & Input Field Enhancement Library – Choices.js

[Demo] [Download]


Minimal Pure JavaScript Tags Input Library – tagifyJS

tagifyJS is a lightweight, standalone JavaScript library that turns text separated by comma into removable tags/tokens. With support for duplicate detection.

Minimal Pure JavaScript Tags Input Library – tagifyJS

[Demo] [Download]


Robust Tags Input JavaScript Library – insignia

insignia is a stand-alone JavaScript library to create beautiful, customizable tags/tokens input with ease.

Robust Tags Input JavaScript Library – insignia

[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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