10+ jQuery Selectbox/Drop-down Plugins

Web developers and designers may need these very helpful jQuery plugins, so I’ve compiled a list of 10+ jQuery Selectbox/Drop-down Plugins. Enjoy!



Update 12/12/2013: Added 16. Selectric.
Update 25/05/2013: Added 14. bootstrap-select & 15. jQuery selectBox.
Update 25/07/2012: Added 13. Multiple Select Box Plugin.
Update 15/07/2012: Added 12. ddSlick.
Update 05/04/2012: Added 11. Chosen.


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1. McDropDown

If you needed to develop a unique UI control that would allow users to select from a complex hierarchical tree of options, then this plugin is for you.


McDropDown

Source + Demo

2. LinkSelect

While there are many similar plugins, the key differentiator with the LinkSelect plugin is that is designed to fit in limited real estate.


LinkSelect

Source + Demo

3. Image Combo Box

If you tired with your old fashion selectbox try this one. Image combo box. You can add an icon with each option. It works with your existing “select” element.


Image Combo Box

Source Demo

4. jQuery Chained Select

To chain combobox state to combobox country and combobox city to combobox state you must write the following code.


jQuery Chained Select

Source Demo

5. QuickSelect

The QuickSelect plugin allows you to create a text input with a list of specified options, and as you type, those options show up in a list below the input box. You can choose to have it top result into the input box as you type, or select an option using the arrow keys.


QuickSelect

Source + Demo

6. jQuery Selectbox Plugin

Custom select box replacement inspired by jQuery UI source.


jQuery Selectbox

Source + Demo

7. Droplist Filter

This is a JavaScript tool for adding a little search widget next to any droplist.


Droplist Filter

Source + Demo

8. jQuery Searchable DropDown Plugin

A jQuery plugin which extends normal dropdown (select) elements to be searchable.


jQuery Searchable DropDown

Source Demo

9. Search Box with Filter

This search box reveals a drop down menu after the user clicks into the input field. The menu is meant to act as a filter with several checkbox options that allow the user to select specific categories for his search.


Search Box with Filter

Source Demo

10. Sexy Combo jQuery Plugin

A jQuery plugin that allows you to turn default browser selectboxes into much more attractive and usable comboboxes.


Sexy Combo jQuery Plugin

Source + Demo

11. Chosen jQuery Plugin

Chosen is a JavaScript plugin that makes long, unwieldy select boxes much more user-friendly. It is currently available in both jQuery and Prototype flavors.

chosen-jquery-plugin
Source + Demo

12. ddSlick jQuery Plugin

Good drop down plugin, adds images and description to otherwise boring drop downs.

ddslick
Source + Demo

13. jQuery Multiple Select Box Plugin


Demo

14. bootstrap-select

A custom select for @twitter Bootstrap using button dropdown.


dropdown1

Source + Demo

15. jQuery selectBox

A styleable replacement for SELECT elements


dropdown2

Source + Demo

15. jQuery Selectric

Selectric is a jQuery plugin designed to help at stylizing and manipulating HTML selects.


selectric

Source Demo