10 Best Tags Input Plugins In jQuery & Vanilla JavaScript (2022 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 Feb 15 2022

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]


Bootstrap 4 Tag Input Plugin With jQuery - Tagsinput.js

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 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]


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]


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]


Vanilla JS Tags Input Libraries:

Easy Tags Input Component For Bootstrap 5/4 – Tags.js

A vanilla JavaScript (ES6) extension to Bootstrap 5 (and Bootstrap 4) that converts a multi-select box into a user-friendly tags input component.

Easy Tags Input Component For Bootstrap 5/4 – Tags.js

[Demo] [Download]


Vanilla JS Tags Input For Bootstrap 5/4 – Tagin

A simple, pure JavaScript tags input plugin based on the Bootstrap 5 or Bootstrap 4 stylesheet.

Vanilla JS Tags Input For Bootstrap 5/4 – Tagin

[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.

Modern Tags Input/Multiple Select Component – multi-input

[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]


Conclusion:

Looking for more jQuery plugins or JavaScript libraries to create awesome Tags Inputs on the web & mobile? See jQuery Tags Input and JavaScript/CSS Tags Input sections for more details.

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