15+ Best Drag and Drop jQuery Plugins and Tutorials

This is the collection of drag and drop plugins.Drag and drop is a pointing action in which the user selects a virtual object by “grabbing” it and dragging it to a different location or onto another virtual object. In general, it can be used to invoke many kinds of actions, or create various types of associations between two abstract objects.

In website development or mobile app development drag and drop system is widely used especially in sorting boxes and file uploading.

Today we bring together free drag and drop jQuery plugins for your website projects.

Elastic Stack: Elastic Dragging Interaction

11.drag and drop jquery pluginElastiStack is a little script that let’s you navigate through a stack of items by dragging away the first one. It comes with an elastic touch meaning that when dragging the top-most item, the other ones will follow as if they were connected elastically. When reaching a certain distance, the dragged item will release itself and the next item will pop out.


jQuery Gridly

12.drag and drop jquery pluginGridly is a jQuery plugin to enable dragging and dropping as well as resizing on a grid.


File Upload Form

13.drag and drop jquery pluginAn AJAX file upload form, that will let visitors upload files from their browsers with drag/drop or by selecting them individually.



14.drag and drop jquery pluginDropzoneJS is an open source library that provides drag’n’drop file uploads with image previews.


Draggable Image Boxes Grid

15.drag and drop jquery pluginA template with a fullscreen grid of images and content areas. The idea is to have a draggable grid that shows boxes of thumbnails and menu like items. Once clicked, the thumbnail will expand to the full size image and the menu item box will expand to a fullscreen content area.



16.drag and drop jquery pluginGridster is a jQuery plugin that allows building intuitive draggable layouts from elements spanning multiple columns.



drag and drop jqueryDragscroll is a tiny javascript library (410 bytes minified) which enables scrolling via holding the mouse button


Drag and Drop Newsletter Builder

2.drag and drop jquery pluginA tutorial about how to create a drag and drop interface for a newsletter builder using jQuery.



3.drag and drop jquery pluginA jQuery plugin for simple drag and drop uploads.



4.drag and drop jquery pluginLightweight jQuery extension for enabling draggable functionality on DOM elements without requiring the jQuery UI library. Compatible with trackpads, touch devices, and standard computer mouse.



5.drag and drop jquery pluginjQuery drag and drop HTML builder – compile Bootstrap based HTML and JS. Builder extract required JS code (about 0% – 15%) from itself and provide it with resulting HTML to allow initialization a third party JS libraries on frontend. Generated HTML contain “data” attributes which store JS libraries settings and helpers to allow parse document structure by editor.



6.drag and drop jquery pluginDrag-based JavaScript component, embracing endless UI solutions.The basic way to install Dragdealer is to include the minified script into your web page.



7.drag and drop jquery pluginDrag and drop library for a two-dimensional resizable and responsive list of items.


JQuery File Uploader

8.drag and drop jquery pluginJQuery plugin to drag and drop files, including ajax upload and progress bar. The idea for this plugin is to keep it very simple; other options/plugins i found mess up a lot with the markup and provide some really ‘hacky’ ways to make it available for prehistoric browsers.



9.drag and drop jquery pluginDraggabilly is a separate library that makes elements draggable. It supports IE8+ and multi-touch.



10.drag and drop jquery pluginA jQuery plugin for selecting from a list of fields or values (the source) and adding them to a new list (the destination). You move fields from the source to the destination by dragging and dropping. Fields themselves can be simple HTML elements or more complex containers.