10 Handy File Upload jQuery Plugins

When it comes to creating websites and apps, we just couldn’t get rid of the importance of the file upload features that allow you to upload files, images, and videos on a website. Creating file upload for your site isn’t that difficult, because you can achieve it with a bunch of codes and scripts that are readily available online.

But with the increase in demand to create user-friendly interface such as image previews, size information, multi-queue uploads, cropping, and resizing features, jQuery, HTML5, and AJAX come into play.

In today’s post, we’re going to share with you 10 of the best file upload jQuery plugins that will let you easily add file upload features to your website and/or app, and make them more user-friendly and attractive. They offer a number of features and functions to upload your components quickly, easily, and efficiently. See how they can help you out.

Enjoy!

Droparea

Droparea

Droparea is an HTML drag-and-drop image/file upload jQuery plugin and a PHP script for server-side. With this tool, you can simply drag the image file into a specified area, and the image will automatically be uploaded to your server. You can also see the progress of the upload.

Droparea works on Chrome and Firefox.

jQuery File Upload

jQuery File Upload

This file upload widget comes with multiple file selection, drag-and-drop support, progress bars, and preview images for jQuery. It supports cross-domain, chunked, and resumable file uploads and client-side image resizing. The widget also works with any server-side platform that supports standard HTML form file uploads.

jQuery HTML5 Uploader

jQuery HTML5 Uploader

The jQuery HTML5 Uploader is a lightweight jQuery plugin that allows you to easily add an upload system into your web application. All you need to do is to create a dropbox element and the plugin will do the rest. From there, you can drag and drop one or more files on the element, and the files will be uploaded. It also works with the multiple input file element. The upload function is divided into 2 asynchronous operations: client side where the file is loaded in the browser memory with a FileReader object, and server-side operation for sending the binary file string to the post URL.

The plugin has been tested on Firefox and Chrome.

jQuery Upload File

jQuery Upload File

This jQuery plugin provides multiple file uploads with progress bar. It works with any server-side platform that supports standard HTML form file uploads.

Uploadify

Uploadify

Uploadify is a file upload jQuery plugin that integrates a highly customizable multiple file upload utility on your website. It uses a combination of JavaScript, ActionScript, and any server-side language to dynamically create an instance over any DOM element on a page.

jQuery File Uploader

jQuery File Uploader

This jQuery plugin allows you to just drag and drop files, including AJAX upload and progress bar. It’s a simple yet powerful plugin that focuses on modern browsers, as well as provides a method to know when the plugin is not supported. It has a user-friendly interface that you can use on any of your designs. The plugin requires you to have basic knowledge in JavaScript/jQuery, like how to set parameters, callbacks, etc.

LiteUploader

LiteUploader

LiteUploader is a small jQuery plugin that uses HTML5 features (File API and XHR2) to easily upload files. It comes equipped with useful features like basic validation. After minification, the plugin will be very small in size, which is ideal for developers who are not concerned about supporting legacy browsers.

DropzoneJS

DropzoneJS

This open source JavaScript library provides drag-and-drop file uploads with image previews. It’s extremely lightweight and highly customizable, and doesn’t depend on any other library (like jQuery).

JSAjaxFileUploader

JSAjaxFileUploader

JSAjaxFileUploader is an easy-to-use jQuery plugin that’s especially designed for developers to allow for easy integration and modification. It’s a highly customizable plugin with a lot of amazing features. With it, you can have multiple upload forms in the same web page. At the same time, you can select multiple files for upload. Additionally, you can enable large view of the image during file upload to the end-user. Again, the image size is customizable.

Plupload

Plupload

This jQuery plugin allows you to upload files using HTML5 gears, Silverlight, Flash, BrowserPlus, or normal forms. It comes with amazing features like upload progress, image resizing, and chunked uploads.

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