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What are the best Select2 alternatives?

Select2 is described as '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' and is an app in the development category. There are six alternatives to Select2 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 Select2 are Tom Select, Chosen, Bootstrap Multiselect and Selectr.

This page was last updated Jun 28, 2022
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  • FreeProprietary
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  1. Selectize.js

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • jQuery

    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.

  2. Tom Select

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    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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  3. Chosen

    • 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.

  4. Bootstrap Multiselect

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • jQuery

    Bootstrap Multiselect is a 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.

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  5. Selectr

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • JavaScript

    A lightweight dependency-free select box replacement written in vanilla javascript. Similar to Select2 and Chosen without the dependencies.

    Discontinued

    The owner of Selectr has discontinued this project and is no longer under active development. A notice can also be seen on https://github.com/Mobius1/Selectr

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  6. jQuery TokenInput

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • jQuery

    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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