Updated on: 12/18/2023
Whether you’re a content creator or developer, these plugins and scripts offer seamless solutions for uploading text, images, and videos, enhancing user experiences with drag-and-drop functionalities and customizable options.
The jQuery file upload plugins has five versions: Basic, Basic Plus, Basic Plus UI, Angular JS, and jQuery UI. The essential plugin will only provide the API, whereas the UI version will also provide the user interface plugin. More options are provided in the UI version than in the basic version.
Regardless of the version, you can select multiple files, drag and drop them, and view their progress on the bar. With the advanced versions, you can also resize image files once uploaded. You can also upload large files in smaller chunks.
It is compatible with all server-side platforms like Python, PHP, Java, etc. It also supports multiple browsers like Chrome, Safari, IE and Firefox. The jQuery file upload plugin has no official support channel but is actively maintained. You can post your questions on StackOverflow.
Dropzone plugin is a lightweight, highly customizable drag-and-drop file upload plugin. You can easily make the plugin look any way you want. It supports the more advanced versions of browsers like Chrome 7+ and IE 10+. For older browsers, it does not support the drag-and-drop feature.
Like jQuery above, you can resize the uploaded images on the client side. The documentation of Dropzone is relatively easy and comprehensive, but it has 723 issues open to date on GitHub.
jQuery.filer is transferred to jQuery.FileUploader. It is an HTML5 upload plugin with a fancy UI, and it comes with templates that you can use to design your UI. It allows adding files from several different folders.
Like previous plugins, it also has a drag-and-drop feature, allowing users to upload files in chunks. The preloaded files can be updated and sorted. Image resizing can also be done. You can add your validation code to control the file size uploaded.
pekeUpload is a jQuery plugin that uses HTML5 for single or multiple file uploads. You can set the file size and extension restrictions like the jQuery file uploader above.
It has the usual drag-and-drop functionality and also allows previewing media content. You can easily change regular error messages and customize them as you want.
Bootstrap file is an input plugin that converts HTML file inputs to an advanced picker file control. The plugin allows you to select and view several files at one time. Templates are provided to control display options.
The display will have three options: file caption, action, and preview. You can view images, text, and flash and video files; the rest will be displayed as thumbnails.
A file uploader that uses HTML5 APIs and comes with a built-in UI. It has a drag-and-drop feature and can upload a file in pieces or chunks. A unique feature of this file uploader is that it can shrink images on the client side to save on the bandwidth.
It has file filters that allow file selection as per requirements only. It is available in more than 30 languages.
Resumable.js is quite a different plugin from the ones that we have previously seen. It is not your regular progress indicator of uploaded files but has the functionality to provide stable upload of large files (several GB’s in size). In case of any failure during a large file upload, this plugin will retry the upload again.
It does this by splitting the large file into small chunks. When a chunk fails to upload, the plugin retries to upload it. File Splitting is done till the complete uploading is successful. Other than this, the user can also pause and resume uploading. This plugin supports just Firefox 4+ and Chrome 11+.
It is a lightweight plugin that is used for modern browsers. It has several features like multiple file upload, single file upload, file upload with or without queuing, image-only upload, image previewing, etc.
It also allows uploads from mobile cameras. It allows you to put validation controls on file type and size. You can cancel, pause or resume uploads too. It also supports image reviewing and editing. It is the most popular and full-scale solution for file uploading.
It’s a beautiful file upload plugin that comes with a simplified UI. You must love it for its fancy design and cutting-edge features such as crop, drag & drop, preload and validate control, etc.
Hopefully, the above list will help you choose a plugin that meets your requirements and provides an uninterrupted file upload service.