Over the years, jQuery plugins have been proving quite useful for designers and developers in various endeavors. When a new project is being initiated or one gets stuck in between the first thing that has to be done is looking for a suitable plugin that will solve the purpose.
Ingenious wizkids keep running their mind to come up with immense range of plugins that are genuinely worth applauding. This however doesn’t mean you need to spare hours checking out all those released. It is actually time consuming and fussy task.
Best Useful jQuery plugins of the Year 2013
This useful jQuery plugin by Yevhen Tiurin helps smooth, animated document scroll to a specific element, supporting native jQuery UI easings making it easier for the users.
Fred Heusschen developed this plugin with the aim to help users with it cool feature which is that of embracing the power of HTML5.
This jQuery plugin by Sebastian Tschan with features like The plugin comes with features like swipe, mouse and keyboard navigation, transition effects helps display images with the touch-enabled, responsive and customizable blueimp Gallery carousel in the dialog component of jQuery UI.
4. jQuery mmenu
This jQuery plugin enables users to create slick app look alike sliding menus for their website.
5. DD Icon Menu
Dynamic Drive has come up with a plugin named DD Icon Menu that helps create an icon based vertical menu which is fixed on the left edge of the browser window and expands to show sub menus on Mouseover.
Erwin Van Wesemael developed a jQuery plugin named Captall that enables users to add a caption to DOM element and comes with nice options to let you adjust the way you want to.
Eric Wennerberg’s Scroll effect a la Google lets Google+ users to enhance their overall experience.
noty is a notification plugin developed by Nedim Arabacu to help users create alert success.
dotdotdot jQuery plugin is for advanced cross-browser ellipsis on multiple line content that helps users in making their task easier.
10. jQuery Tancolor
Nicholas Tan Jerome has come up with a jQuery plugin named Tancolor for letting users process image using filter algorithm.
11. jQuery HideSeek
HideSeek by Dimitris Krestos is a simple and customizable live search jQuery plugin that helps users in various projects making their task easier and less time consuming.
FilthyPillow is a jQuery plugin developed by Adrian Fraiha that i one sentence can be defined as a small and visually appealing calendar and date-time picker.
Character Countdown is a jQuery plugin that helps display a countdown of the remaining characters eligible in an input in a visually appealing manner.
CreaseFont is a jQuery plugin that helps resize the font on the whole page or in selected elements for users to do their job in hassle-free manner.
Geopost is a jQuery plugin by Michael Lynch that is a made simple, lightweight to help users generate a postal code based on current location of the user.
jQuery TimeCircles developed by Wim Barelds is a jQuery plugin that provides a superb countdown towards a certain time or to count up from a certain time.
Tunez is a jQuery plugin by Michael Lynch that helps display recently scrobbled tracks on Last.fm.
Bootstrap Form Helpers Color Picker is a plugin that is developed by Vincent Lamanna for Bootstrap.
List Sorter is a jQuery plugin that is developed by Aman Dogra is a jQuery plugin that helps sorting lists that appear to be like tables.
PlusAsTab is a jQuery plugin for using the numpad plus key that is configurable as a tab key equivalent.
EmulateTab is a jQuery plugin that as the name hints is developed for emulating tabbing between elements on a page.
iToggle is a jQuery plugin by Sébastien Roch that helps users replace the checkbox that gets hidden far away from the viewport.
jQuery Sliding Pop Hover is a jQuery plugin for sliding a div over other div on mouse hover developed a Nagesh Vanam.
Date and Time Picker is a jQuery plugin for date time manipulation is form and is developed by Chupurnov Valeriy.
bigSlide developed by Adam D. Scott is a small jQuery plugin that helps create off-screen slide panel navigation.
Featherlight developed by Noël Raoul Bossart is an ultra slim jQuery lightbox plugin that is flexible and has cool features like minimal css and no inline css use, name-spaced, customizable via configuration object and many more that together make it an ultimate pick.
28. jQuery spinner
jQuery spinner is a number-spinner based on jQuery. It comes with different features to make it the right choice among the users.
29. Leroy Zoom
Leroy Zoom is a lightweight and easy to use image zoom and magnify jQuery plugin that is developed by Edison Machado.
30. jQuery stickUp
StickUp by Liran Cohen is a jQuery plugin that lets users create a sticky element or navigation bar easily.
Bootstrap TouchSpin plugin is a touch friendly input spinner component that is specifically developed for Bootstrap 3 and is developed by István Ujj-Mészáros.
EasyZoom based on the original work by Alen Grakalic is a plugin that supports touch-enabled devices and is easily customizable with CSS. It is a highly optimized jQuery image zoom and panning plugin that makes the users’ tasks easy.
33. jQuery Reel
jQuery Reel is a jQuery plugin that is developed by Petr Vostřel for image tag enhancement for 360 degree object movies, vistas and panoramas.
Excolo Slider is a simple jQuery slider plugin that features autoplay slideshow, mouse slider navigation, pagination to help slide images easily. This plugin supports responsive design and touch for easy sliding.
dynamicForm is a jQuery plugin developed by Ian Ashcroft that helps in dynamic form section management.
‘Press and Hold button’ is a jQuery plugin that helps user make a button and is a great substitute for ‘Are You Sure’ dialog boxes. held down for a period of time.
Cameron Daigle developed by Stagehand is a plugin that focuses on designers and developers for describing, visualize and debug complex interface interactions.
38. Owl Carousel
Owl Carousel is a jQuery plugin for creating beautiful responsive carousel sliders and best of all its a touch enabled plugin.
39. Tipue drop
This is a search suggestion box jQuery plugin that is an open source and responsive plugin for users to handle various projects.
CLNDR is a jQuery plugin that is developed by Kyle Stetz to create calendars.
carouFredSel is a jQuery plugin that adds carousels to your website, turns HTML elements into a carousel and comes with its own WordPress plugin.
42. JeeGoo Popup
JeeGoo Popup developed by Erik van den Berg is a lightweight and flexible application popup jQuery plugin.
highchartTable plugin enables users to convert HTML data tables into Highcharts graphs.
Clock or Timer by Chupurnov Valeriy as the name says is a retro flip-count down style plugin which does the assigned tasks easily.
Bootstrap color picker slider is a plugin that comes with color swatches and works in all modern browsers and on touch devices to be of optimum help for users.
This jQuery is a jQuery plugin that helps users generate simple, light-weight slider that is easily customizable and styled with the help of regular CSS.
For those who always wished to get a responsive image map plugin to interact with areas on the map and custom callbacks, here is the one named dynomap.
fbpagestarter is a jQuery plugin that enables loading and initialization, fb dialogs like page tab, requests, Facebook login,setSize, setAutoGrow, scrollTo, 810px Grid system and much more. This cool plugin is developed by Tachun LIN.
49. jQuery Keymap
Keymap is a jQuery plugin that lets you create keymap that help display the keybinings of your software that comes with jQuery.
Galpop Image Gallery by Richard Hung this is a jQuery plugin that helps in image gallery pop-up and can be controlled with the left and right arrow keys.
Ali Cigari developed a jQuery plugin and named Quick Parallax Scroll that helps create a parallax background for various pages.
ContentShare is a jQuery plugin that lets users share the exact content on a page that they find worth sharing. Well, for your information. this plugin helps supports Facebook and Twitter by default and users can add more networks if they wish to.
Tipr developed by Tipue is a simple jQuery tooltip plugin that helps users in various endeavors.
54. jQuery aniJS
aniJS is a jQuery plugin that is developed by Rijad Dizdarevi. It is an image sprite sheet jQuery animation plugin that proves to be helpful for users.
Arthur Corenzan developed a jQuery Decoy plugin that lets users make decoys for the elements speedily and with ease.
Offreg is a jQuery plugin that using Canvas creates a print offset effect on any image source by altering the pixel data.
57. jVanilla Menu
jVanilla using an existing pure CSS drop-down menu adds enhancements viz. animations, submenu levels and timeout delays to it.
Responsive Lazy Loader developed by J-Et. Martin is a jQuery plugin that enables users to load images renditions as per CSS display and breakpoints.
Fullscreen Editor is a jQuery plugin that transforms textfields to customizable editors. This plugin comes loaded with features that help it do the task easily.
Flat jQuery Piechart is a jQuery plugin that is developed by Eric Wennerberg for implementing CSS piecharts.
Bootstrap Image Gallery plugin by Sebastian Tschan is developed to help users create touch-enabled and easily customizable image and video galleries for designers, artists and photographers.
iChech by Damir Sultanov is a customizable jQuery plugin lets identical inputs across various browsers and devices, touch devices support others.
Snap. svg is a jQuery plugin that helps create an interactive, resolution-independent vector graphics to appear like being made specifically for that particular screen.
This jQuery plugin namely Mimeo which is developed by Ben Plum promises to provide users with responsive images.
OmniWIndow is a jQuery plugin that comes with 150 lines of code written specifically for programmers and is a customizable modal window plugin.
66. jQuery Selectric
Selectric by Leonardo Santos a cool new jQuery plugin that is used for stylizing and manipulating HTML selects.
Squishy is a a plugin that resizes text that exactly fit the container without bothering you to do the needful. All you have to do just link the script file and include a declaration.
Developed by Brandon L White, sevenSeg is a jQueryUI plugin to create segment displays that come with bindings for Knockout.
Vitalii Tereshchuk developed by jQuery plugin that makes sure that users have that additional security for secure fields.
70. jQuery Diamonds
Bored of seeing the images in simple straight grids? Well, Moquan Chen has developed a jQuery plugin that lets user view images in cool diamond grids.
EragonJ developed a light-weight jQuery plugin named Trip. It helps users customize a tutorial trip easily and flexibly.
Stathis Goudoulakis created a plugin and named it Blindify. It helps build nice looking slideshow with a blinds effect to transition in vertical or horizontal manner as per your heart’s desire.
Tom Rutka developed a plugin named Transfer Numbers. It helps users transfer various numerical that fly from element to the others easily.
Simonellez developed a cool jQuery plugin and named it BeaverSlider that lets users create slideshows without any fuss.
Autumn by Jeremiah Reid is a jQuery plugin that helps users to generate deterministic colors in their designs.
76. jQuery Wave
Wave is a plugin that helps users in drawing waves with the help of HTML5 canvas 2d.
Developed by Eric Wennerberg this is a jQuery plugin that is created to help users implement a calendar on their websites with ease.
Lunar Logic by Dolly is a jQuery UI widget that enables users to add spreadsheet-like cell cloning capabilities to HTML tables in easy manner.
Developed by Jamy Golden, this a responsive and agnostic jQuery content slider/fader plugin.
Arvind Gupta developed a plugin to Ajaxify your website in fuss-free manner and named it Ajaxify.
Developed by Lampieg, LiveGraph is a jQuery plugin to create dynamic graphs for scaling and getting live update.
Ram Swaroop who is talented developed created an AppStore to lets users create trendy and responsive App showcase or an App center without coding.
Listplus plugin enables users to add sorting, grouping and filtering to html lists with ease.
This is a photo gallery plugin integrating into any website with help of updated web technologies.
Andrew Chilton came up with a cool jQuery plugin and named it Persona Assistant. This plugin lets users perform common Persona tasks easily.
Glowspot background hover effect by Graham Breach is a jQuery plugin that displays glowing area in the background of the selected elements using an HTML5 canvas. Users got to move the cursor over the tabs and see what this plugin does.
This is yet another plugin by Ram Swaroop. It lets you to scroll any part of the page in style easily. Supporting more than 30 unique scrollings this becomes an ideal pick.
Squiggle is a jQuery plugin that lets users generate a canvas ‘scribble’ over text and copy it on the clipboard.
Developed by Paul Shan, this lightweight plugin helps make a 3D view of any object. Besides, it is cross browser supportable,and runs smoothly in iOS and Android which makes it a useful plugin altogether.
IE8 expand select width is a cool jQuery plugin to expand width automatically to easily read long options in IE8.
Starscroll adds a fullscreen starfield generated in canvas which is controlled by css to any div.
98. jQuery Bricks
Florian Ferbach developed this jQuery Bricks plugin with the aim to help users built walls with HTML elements.
MultiDialog jQuery plugin is a full featured Modalbox/Lightbox application. It is flexible, easy to use and extendable plugin that fits into the jQuery UI Widget family.
Ion.Tabs plugin with simple tabs help generate events and call backs and is easy to set up. Features like cross-browser support such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, IE(8.0+ makes it a good plugin to pick.
This is a responsive lightbox plugin that comes with ease to implement and doesn’t require additional stylesheets, scripts or libraries and solves the purpose.
102. jQuery Matt Tabs
Developed by Matt Hall, this is a simple jQuery plugin that lets users create tabbed interfaces easily.
103. jQuery URL Shortener
URL Shortner says it all. This is a jQuery plugin that helps in URL shortening.
InstaPIXEL as the name somewhat gives the idea is a plugin to pixelate an image on a canvas element.
SO Tag is a jQuery Tagging system that is totally based on StackOverflows tags alongwith the descriptions.
Retinize helps users to upscale images to appear cool on retina screens and is useful for pixel art if users don’t wish to store an upscaled version.
107. jQuery Scrollbox
This is a simple and lightweight plugin for scrolling a list like carousel or traditional marquee.
Charlie Geiger developed an open source plugin for precise scrolling and pixel-perfect layouts along with navigation using real-time updated data values.
Bank comprises of library to enable users to build bank account forms, formats and validating inputs.
Quail is a jQuery plugin developed by developer Kevin Miller. The plugin checks the content on your website against accessibility guidelines.
112. jQuery Tippy
Tippy lets users create simple, flexible and powerful tooltips for website using jQuery.
searchSelect plugin is for searchable and scrollable select lists whilst default button style is not changed. Simply run the plugin on any html select element for making the select list that is searchable and scrollable.
jQuery Color Picker Sliders is a responsive plugin that works in all modern browsers and on touch devices and is an advanced color selector with support for human perceived lightness.
Simple HTML5 Music Player is a skin-able HTML5 Audio player that provides custom design alternative to the generic browser rendered player for music lovers.
116. jQuery confirmOn
Loran Kloeze has developed a plugin named confirmOn to show a confirmation box when the provided events are triggered.
Flapper is almost similar to split-flap that is well known as Solari displays common in railway stations and airports. It helps display words/numbers by either formatting them or leaving as they are.
Ideal Postcodes jQuery plugin helps in adding post-code lookups on a form using Royal Mails Postcode Address File. A dropdown menu is displayed and the selected address is piped into appropriate fields to make users get the right code.
Mamod Mehyar has developed this flexible Slider plugin to help you create a flexible slider with multiple parallax effects that too without limits or predefined styles.
FailSafe helps users get out of that problem when their is loss of Internet connectivity or the system charge goes down. FailSafe plugin shows a very user-friendly message to the user in such cases and help them.
Albumize is a jQuery plugin that enables users to manage their collection of images in the web page as albums. It lets users browse albums, add cover image to albums and switch between albums in simple fuss-free manner.
Sway Deng developed a jQuery plugin named imgcolr that grabs the dominant color of a given image’s borders.
Dashboard Portal is a jQuery plugin for Dashboard that comes with layout and lets users add forms, presentation, and also manage projects depending upon the need.
124. Vanderlee Coverflow
Martijn van der Lee has developed a jQuery plugin and named it Coverflow. The plugin uses the concepts of “selected”, “inner” and “outer” to cover coverflows and also access an existing ones.
This is a stylish CSS3 image zoomer that comes with easily customizable colors,rounded box and Lens zoom support, and other options to make the task of user easier.
126. Picture Box
Picture Box enables you view zoom-in pictures with navigation. Also, users can easily switch to fullscreen mode to view pictures with arrow keys.
126. jQuery Selz
This jQuery plugin is developed to open Selz product hyperlinks in overlay and lets your visitors complete their purchase directly onto your site. All in all, selling and buying goes easily with this plugin.
Developed by Jelle Kralt, jQuery Responsive tabs is a plugin that promises to provide responsive tab functionality.
128. jQuery Rotate
Developed by Jakub Jankiewicz Rotate is a simple plugin that adds CSS rotate property and animation.
129. jQuery shiner
Shiner is a jQuery plugin that is developed to change the opacity of items in a list thereby giving the impression of a cross-fading slide show.
130. jQuery finderSelect
finderSelect is a jQuery plugin that activates file explorer type. It supports Ctrl+Click, Command+Click, Ctrl+Drag, Command+Drag and Shift+Click.
131. Juicy Slider
132. colpick Color Picker
Developed by Jose Varga, colpick Color Picker is a simple lightweight Photoshop-like color picker that is apt pick for designers.
Andrew Carpenter is a developer who has developed this video lightning simple jQuery plugin turns any element into a lightbox or popover link for Youtube and Vimeo videos.
Glen Cheney has developed the Shuffle.js a responsive and fast plugin that promises to help in categorizing, sorting, and filtering a responsive grid of items.
135. Pan and zoom jQuery
Developed by Damien Corzani, this is a jQuery plugin that enables users to manage zooming and moving on a given dom element easily and speedily.
136. jQuery Micro
Jakub Jankiewicz has come up with a jQuery plugin names Micro which is a Pico/Nano like editor for the web.
137. Balanced Gallery
Ryan Epp hs developed this jQuery plugin that promises to evenly distributes photos across rows or columns making the most of the space provided.
138. jQuery Wikipedia
Wikipedia you all know is a great source of information. As the name hints, this jQuery plugin easily reloads data from Wikipedia about Wikipedia API using JSON.
139. Digital Slideshow
Digital Slideshow as the name tells is a jQuery Plugin that is available for free download and can be used in open source commercial projects.
BgSwitcher is a jQuery plugin that lets users switch the background images with effect.
The number of best jQuery plugins 2013 has gone long but believe me I did not get tired jotting down these plugins and I anticipate you all too didn’t get bored. Did you? Do let us know what do you think of the plugins we have listed above and which ones are of your use.