Bootstrap Multiselect Alternatives

    Bootstrap Multiselect is described as 'JQuery based plugin to provide an intuitive user interface for using select inputs with the multiple attribute present. Instead of a select a bootstrap button will be shown as dropdown menu containing the single options as checkboxes'. There are six alternatives to Bootstrap Multiselect for Online / Web-based, jQuery, JavaScript, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is Selectize.js, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Bootstrap Multiselect are Select2 (Free), Tom Select (Free, Open Source), Chosen (Free, Open Source) and jQuery TokenInput (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 14, 2021

    1. Selectize is a custom <select> UI control with autocomplete and native-feeling keyboard navigation. It's useful for tagging, contact lists, country selectors, and so on.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • jQuery
      Select2 is a jQuery based replacement for select boxes. It supports searching, remote data sets, and infinite scrolling of results. Look and feel of Select2 is based on the excellent Chosen library.
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    2. Tom Select is the hybrid of a textbox and select box. It has autocomplete and native-feeling keyboard navigation. Useful for tagging, contact lists, etc.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • jQuery
      Chosen is a JavaScript plugin that makes long, unwieldy select boxes much more user-friendly. It is currently available as both jQuery Prototype plug-ins and with forks for supporting MooTools and Drupal.
    3. Tokeninput is a jQuery plugin which allows your users to select multiple items from a predefined list, using autocompletion as they type to find each item. You may have seen a similar type of text entry when filling in the recipients field sending messages on facebook.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • JavaScript
      A lightweight dependency-free select box replacement written in vanilla javascript. Similar to Select2 and Chosen without the dependencies.
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