Here I’ll be maintaining a list of very useful and handy jQuery plugins which every front-end web developer must need in their day to day work. If your work relates somehow to front-end web development, this collection also may help you. The whole list was curated by me, but if you feel that there should have a few more plugins in the list which I might have missed, you can fork this GitHub repo and send me a pull request
Carousel & Sliders
OwlCarousel2: Touch enabled jQuery plugin that lets you create a beautiful, responsive carousel slider.
Slick: Fully responsive keyboard enabled jQuery carousel plugin
Jssor: Slider plugin with amazing animation feature
Swiper: It’s a modern mobile touch jQuery slider plugin
Lightbox: A perfect lightbox plugin for your image gallery.
Nivo Lightbox: One of the most popular lightbox plugin.
Fancybox: FancyBox is a tool for displaying images, HTML content and multimedia in a Mac-style “lightbox” that floats overtop of web page.
Featherlight: Featherlight is a very lightweight jQuery lightbox plugin. It’s simple yet flexible and easy to use.
lightGallery: A customizable, modular, responsive, lightbox gallery plugin for jQuery. CSS3 Animations & Transitions
CSS3 Animations & Transitions
Transit: CSS3 Transition and Animation Library
Nanimator: jQuery Nano Animation library for content blocks
ElementTransition: Simple & beautiful transitions for web pages Typed.js: Beautiful text being typed animation.
Filtering and Sorting
MixItUp: MixItUp is an amazing filtering and sorting plugin. Trust me, you’ll love it!
Isotope: An exquisite jQuery plugin for magical layouts. Enables filtering, sorting, and dynamic layouts.
One Page Navigation
jQuery One Page Nav: It’s probably the most used and popular one-page navigation plugins for landing pages.
scrollTo: Lightweight, cross-browser and highly customizable animated scrolling with jQuery
Scrolling and Parallax
Sticky-Kit: Sticky-kit provides an easy way to attach elements to the page when the user scrolls such that the element is always visible
Stellar.js: Parallax has never been easier
FullPage.js: Create Beautiful Fullscreen Scrolling Websites
Date, Time and Countdown
Datepicker: Datepicker for Bootstrap
jQuery.countdown: Lightweight countdown timer plugin for jQuery
Datepicker: Another date picker jQuery plugin for Bootstrap
Bootstrap 3 Datepicker: This Bootstrap friendly date picker will not only let you choose date but also time with it.
Jqueryvalidation: jQuery Validation Plugin – Form validation made easy
Block Reveal Animation
Scrollreveal.js: Easy scroll animations for web and mobile browsers. It’s also a JS plugin
Masonry: Layout library for Masonry grids
MasonJS: Mason is a jQuery plugin that helps you create a perfect grid with no gaps and no ragged edges
Freewall: Amazing grid engine!
FitJS: Fit any div in any container, flawlessly.
jPlayer: The jQuery HTML5 Audio / Video Library
MediaElement.js: HTML5 video and audio made easy.One file. Any browser. Same UI
ajaxChimp: AjaxChimp is a jQuery plugin that lets you ajaxify your mailchimp form.