jQuery plugins since the time they were first introduced have left designers and developers amazed. In fact plugins help in so many different tasks that users heave a big sigh of relief and feel happy about the availability of free plugins that help them get the desired results without having to spare extra hours and putting in efforts. Why not, everyone deserves to seek help and get the work done as easily as possible.
There are innumerable resources available doesn’t mean you our designer and developer friends have stopped working hard in fact, they are working the smart way ensuring to enhance the productivity and efficiency.
You all know that, in these initial days of the year 2015, we have been preparing the compilations of the best resources, tools and other useful stuff. Today, we are here with one of the useful compilation of best jQuery plugins 2014 that have been introduced in the year gone by. Enjoy checking them out and let us know which one are your favorite best jQuery plugins 2014!
Want to create a Google’s latest Material Design look-alike pre-loader? If yes, this jQuery plugin created by Aaron Lumsden will help you do so and you can use it in your mobile apps or websites.
A jQuery plugin that helps users to reveal passwords just like you see on Windows 8.
Strip is a lightbox jQuery plugin that does not cover the full page and leave any space to interact with the page on larger screens. Well, it provides the lightbox experience when it comes to smaller screen devices.
Made by AeroLab, this jQuery plugin to help developers to switch fixed headers on the fly.
Intro.js is an awesome jQuery plugin that helps you to give step-by-step-guide for your projects or better introductions to websites. It comes with many features and options to customize the use according to your needs.
Another jQuery plugin that is inspired by Google’s Material Design that lets users create snackbars and toasts easily.
A Carousel list picker jQuery plugin that can also be used as a real time clock and comes with various options to customize.
This jQuery plugins comes in the list of lazy effects plugin that fades a row of elements with an appealing lazy effect.
It is a plugin that helps users to create an event calendar or use it as a datepicker and much more.
A very useful jQuery plugin that looks beautiful when used in mobile app or website. It helps users in drawing animated circular gradient progress bar.
Want to create bubble tooltips, well this jQuery plugin will help you to do so. Not only that, this jQuery plugin will help you create an animated and cuztomizable tooltip plugin.
Create a modal style dialog popups for alerts, confirms and prompt boxes with the help of this light yet highly customizable jQuery plugin.
This jQuery plugin is developed by Alvaro Preito that helps users to resize columns and tables by dragging them manually. You can use this plugin to provide the same functionality in mouse and touch devices.
This jQuery plugin by Amit Merchant highlights URL into blue color when typed in the text area.
This jQuery plugin for Bootstrap developed by Andrew Moffat helps users to create multi-step forms in natural order while remaining flexible.
This is a very light jQuery plugin that allows designers to include a beautiful icon picker in search page or categories inside your administration forms.
18. Fancy Form
Another lightweight jQuery plugin that allows users to create multiple forms easily in websites.
It is an advanced jQuery plugin that combines Google Maps API’s Geocoding and Places Autocomplete services that will help you search for a location with an autocomplete drawdown.
Well, if you want to show scroll line bar indicator on the webpage, this jQuery plugin developed by Anthony Ly is just perfect for you. There are many options available to show the scrollbar like vertical, reverse, vertical left and one with opacity.
21. Responsive Tabs
It is a very straightforward tab plugin that provides responsive tab functionality and when it reached a CSS breakpoint, the tab transforms to an accordion.
Using YouTube API, this jQuery plugin shows Ffullscreen background videos from YouTube and can be used to show regular videos.
A very light jQuery plugin that does it job pretty straightforward by a implementing a UI control for enabling users to pick a specific time of one or more weekdays.
Tweetparser is a twitter jQuery plugin that turns @users and #hashtags into working URL’s without much fuss.
A jQuery plugin that is based on Parallax Image scroll developed by Andreas Neilsen. This jQuery plugins helps users to create elements with background images that behaves as if their background-attachment property is between scroll and fixed like a parallax scrolling effect.
It is a superb jQuery plugins that help users to create justified image gallery of supplied images
Developed by Bolosin Razvan, this jQuery plugin allows users to style half of a character with ease.
Here’s another jQuery tooltip plugin by Bojan Petkovski that is lightweight and responsive. This plugins allows users to display responsive, animated tooltip when a visitor hovers on a matched element. The plugin is also created as WordPress plugin so you can use the same functionality in WordPress by just installing it.
Developed by Pete R., this jQuery plugins allows users to create a beautiful animated 3D tilted scrolling effect for your website.
A jQuery plugin that lets users making a list selected by mouse and keyboard.
This jQuery plugin helps users to create “coverflow” effect using jQuery, jQuery UI and CSS3 transforms.
One more jQuery plugins that helps users to create an animated spinner with a fullscreen background. It comes with a variety of options so that you can customize it according to your needs.
A straight jQuery plugin that allows users to create a horizontal parallax effect on any website when you scroll down.
Anchor is another jQuery plugins that animate all native section links and jumps at an element very smoothly.
Have you seen 9Gag’s website, this jQuery plugin provides the same functionality in which users can play and stop animated gifs easily.
Developed by Marius Stanciu that allows designers to create clean circular countdowns. The plugins comes with 12 themes that can easily be customized and used HTML5 for rendering of circles.
A useful jQuery plugin that needs to be in the list of the best jQuery plugins 2014. This jQuery plugins allows users in making sticky notes and it will always visible even the users scrolls the page.
This is a responsive slideshow jQuery plugin that supports slideshow play in both mobiles and desktops. It is easily customizable according to your needs and comes with CSS file also.
By Jeremy Church, this jQuery plugins allows users to make a content visible even if the visitor is scrolling the page. It works on desktops and mobiles too.
This is a useful jQuery plugin that makes checkboxes and radio buttons looks beautiful.
This jQuery plugin uses FontAwesome Icons as custom CSS cursors and works flawlessly in Chrome and Firefox browsers.
Chocolat is a lightbox jQuery plugin that is light, powerful and easy to use. It allows users to display one or more image while staying on the same page. You can even have the option to display images as links or thumbnails.
This is a very simple year planner jQuery plugins that displays a full year plan without too much customization.
44. One Book 3D
An awesome jQuery plugin that is easily customizable and developed for photographers to show their portfolios in an open book style.
This is a all-purpose form validation jQuery plugin that is developed by Michael Eisenbraun.
A very lightweight ranger slider jQuery plugin with no bloat. It comes with tons of features and support various devices like iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows devices.
47. Face Detection
Developed by Jay Salvat, this is a face detection jQuery plugin that works on images and videos.
A light jQuery plugin that is neat and helps collapse large bodies of text into a manageable set of nested headers and text.
49. Jqx Media Slider
This one is a jQuery media slider plugin that is light but comes with customization options. You can put anything into content and it sliders, be it images, text, html, or more.
Another slider jQuery plugin that comes with tons of features and make other jQuery sliders looks a bit more nice.
51. Brick Work
This is a responsive jQuery plugin that helps users to create dynamic layouts and it is just 15kb in size.
CoverVid is a very lightweight jQuery plugins just 800B in size that helps users to make HTML5 videos behave like a background cover image.
A powerful yet simple slider jQuery plugin that uses CSS3 for transitions and other effects.
A very useful, simple jQuery plugin that does it job pretty straight. This jQuery plugin dynamically changes font sizes according to the container or browser width.
55. Sweet Alert
This jQuery plugin is created by Nir Lichtman and designed by Idan Abarbanel that allows users to create sliders on mobile and tabs very easily.
This jQuery plugins helps users to create beautiful and responsive arbitrary shaped progress bars with animated SVG paths.
58. Circular Slider
It seems that we have covered a variety of slider jQuery plugins in our website. Here’s one another circular slider jQuery plugin that helps users to create circular sliders.
A jQuery plugin that positions, sections and asides in a grid directly leading to easy navigation with cursor keys and more.
A jQuery plugin that is developed by Bruno Rodrigues for self-learning, but later provided as a free download. It helps users to create fixed notifications in pages.
A jQuery plugin that provides designers to create multi-scrolling pages without much of a customization.
This jQuery plugin is developed to work both on websites and mobiles that help users to create the original scrolling site.
Another jQuery plugin that lets users define animations with the vertical scroll.
Another slider jQuery plugin that is very simple and allow users to create sliding tabs with ease.
This jQuery plugin comes with various features like ajax upload, drag image from explorer, image crop and other and allows users to handle images in a simple manner with beautiful interface based on Bootstrap.
67. Side Comments
Side Comments is a jQuery plugin that provides your website or application the Medium.com style commenting.
This jQuery plugin developed by Simon Stienberger that that helps users to create fluid galleries as you have seen on Flickr and Google Images.
69. WebGL Panorama
An easy-to-use jQuery plugin that displays cube map panoramas on an HTML canvas object using WebGL.
Particleground is a jQuery plugin that creates snazzy background particle systems. It works in most all browsers that supports HTML5 Canvas.
71. Divas Slider
This is a jQuery plugin that is a multipurpose responsive slider that works on desktops and mobile flawlessly.
Another cool plugin that does responsive cropping and works well with full screen images.
Another useful lightbox jQuery plugin that is lightweight and customizable.
VenoBox is another responsive jQuery modal Window plugin that works best with images, inline contents, iFrames, GoogleMaps and YouTube videos.
slabText is a jQuery plugin that enhanced the functionality of websites by producing big, bold and responsive headlines.
This is another lightweight jQuery plugin that enables users to create off canvas menus and navigations.
Lighterbox is a great jQuery plugin that works perfectly in mobile browsers and modern desktops.
A very useful jQuery plugin that increases the functionality of your website.
Want to add page transition on CSS animations? This jQuery plugin does the same job very easily.
Timesheet is a jQuery plugin that visualizes your events and data with sexy HTML5 and CSS3.
81. Heat Map
This jQuery plugin developed by Cam Hoang to display the visualization of proportion data corresponding to geometry locations with ease.
This jQuery plugin developed to create performance and fully fluid headings.
This jQuery plugin helps designers to showcase their website designs in fun and interactive way.
Stroll.js is a great plugin that helps users to create CSS3 scroll effects. It supports mostly all browsers and mobile OS.
Developed by Boone Putney, this is a very simple jQuery plugin that helps users to select colors through a discrete hexagonal color picker.
A lightweight jQuery plugin by Ryan Yang to create HTML5 audio players.
87. Words Rotator
Just 5 simple steps and rotate words in style.
Want to let your visitor know that he/she misspelled the domain in the form? This jQuery plugin helps users to do the same very easily.
This jQuery plugin developed by Eric Lambrecht that calculate a total time duration in real time.
This jQuery plugin as the name suggests measures the cursor distance and give advance stats that help webmasters to learn about website’s visitors.
This jQuery plugin can be easily customized with CSS and works as a clock, countdown or timer that looks beautiful.
Another jQuery plugins that adds simple scrolling effects to web pages very easily and it is very lightweight.
93. Instagram Lite
Instagram Lite is a lightweight jQuery plugin that is used to showcase user’s Instagram photos.
A jQuery plugin that comes with tons of features and provide users to create a pure CSS slideshow.
A straightforward jQuery slider plugin that slides elements using CSS3 transitions.
96. S Gallery
Have you seen Sony’s product gallery, if yes, I am sure you will fall in love. If you want such effects on your website, this jQuery plugin helps users to do so that uses CSS3 animations and create an awesome product gallery.
97. jQuery Bootgrid
This is another Bootstrap jQuery plugin that creates a sleek and intuitive grid control plugin designed for Bootstrap.
jBox is a jQuery plugin developed by Stephan Wagner that takes care of popup windows, tooltips, notices and much more on your websites.
99. Roller Blade
An interactive 360 degree image rotator plugin developed by Austen Payan.
This jQuery plugin lets you flip through content. A very light jQuery plugin that provides new functionalities to your website.
Want to show a difference after giving new effects to your image? This jQuery plugin will help you compare before and after images side by side.
Another jQuery plugin developed by Michael Lynch that shows a progress bar at the top of the page that fills up as the user scrolls.
This jQuery plugin adds little animation in your website that adds a simple way of making the clicks all the more fun.
104. jQuery thoughtBubble
This jQuery plugin is developed by Benjamin Cripps that helps users to create animated thought bubbles.
This jQuery plugin allows users to create android like pattern lock mechanism in any website or mobile app.
106. Tiny Circleslider
A cross-browser light jQuery plugin that creates a color picker to your forms or user interface.
This jQuery plugin that allows users to stop the junk of page loads.
A jQuery plugin developed by Will Reese that created a sticky note widget and used for simple annotations.
This jQuery plugin by Ben Janes that allows users to create an endless slider from a list of images.
This is a small jQuery plugin that lets users create social buttons quickly that can be used on websites or mobile apps.
Another useful jQuery plugin by Sonny T that helps users to create custom social share buttons.
Skippr is a lightweight plugin that lets users create faster and lighter slideshow plugin using jQuery.
113. jQuery One Page Nav
A navigation jQuery plugins that works awesome on one-page sites. It gives smooth scrolling when a user click on the navigation link.
Generate smoky backgrounds (HTML5 Canvas) with the help of Waterpipe.js.
115. Engaged Social Menu
This jQuery plugin is a super simple menu that you can integrate easily in any website and it has WordPress plugin too.
116. Let It Flow
Created by Sylvie Versterren, this jQuery plugin helps users to display a progress bar.
117. a11y carousel
This jQuery plugin is developed by Skye Fradd that comes with tons of features and focus on clean, accessible markup.
A mobile-friendly jQuery plugin that creates responsive sliders easily.
A jQuery plugin that is great for creating menus for mobile and desktops, works great on landing pages.
120. jQuery Alphabetize
A tiny jQuery plugin created by Pavittar Gill for arranging the text in alphabetical order.
A jQuery plugin to create a dynamic nested search form developed by Moreno Monga.
Another very simple and lightweight jQuery plugin that lets user place images and other items in straight rows.
A very useful jQuery plugin that deserved to be in the list of best jQuery plugins 2014. This jQuery plugin enables functionality in a web application to load images within the viewport.
Toggle Button is a simple plugin that enable or disable a button and add loading messages.
This jQuery plugin by Brian Hadaway that plays audio in modern browsers natively and uses Flash when native playback is not possible.
126. MixItUp 2
This jQuery plugins is a fast and lightweight plugin that provides animated filtering and scrolling.
127. jQuery lightGallery
Another lightbox jQuery plugin that helps users to show images and videos in a gallery.
A time picker jQuery plugin created by Vincent Diep that can be used in websites easily.
Here’s one more image cropping jQuery plugin that comes with tons of features that you can apply easily.
Natty is a lightweight jQuery plugin that provides user functionality to create alerts, success, error, warning and other messages.
131. jQuery Slot Machine
This jQuery plugin helps you to create a slot machine effect to websites.
132. Bootstrap pagination
A jQuery navigation plugin for Bootstrap developed by Christos Pontikis.
133. Lazy Load
jQuery plugin for loading images in a lazy load manner in long web pages.
135. jQuery GridManager
This jQuery plugin developed by Tom King helps users to build rows and grids with built-in editable regions.
A carousel jQuery plugin that is fully responsive and works great on desktops and mobiles.
137. Scroll Fade
This jQuery plugin is created by Greg Bate that helps users to fade the scroll bar when not in use.
138. jQuery Tip Cards
A fun jQuery plugin created by Pete R. that lets users to create card layout the way you have seen on Google Tips.
139. Adaptive Background
Developed by Brian Gonzalez that does it job pretty easily. It helps users in extracting dominant colors from images and applying, to the parent body.
A very simple jQuery plugin that helps users to add notes and markers to web pages easily.
The list is vast and hope you have found the best jQuery plugins 2014 useful for different projects. Do let us know what you think of the useful jQuery plugins listed above.