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jQuery developers have embarked their selves to create some of the most useful and innovative jQuery plugins for our visitors, as the community has dedicated itself to produce some really useful plugins every month for users.

This roundup includes a list of 12 Free & Handy jQuery Plugins for April 2015 which we feel are the most useful, most innovative and most time-saving solutions to many of the modern design and development issues you may have.

1. animatedModal


animatedModal.js is a jQuery plugin to create a fullscreen modal with CSS3 transitions. You can use the transitions from animate.css or create your own transitions.

2. Tinytip


TinyTip is a very small tooltip jQuery plugin without using CSS. TinyTip does not force any styling over your tooltips, you can style your tooltips as desired. It also allows you to display any content, texts, html and Dom elements inside your tooltips.

3. Eco-Scroll


Eco-Scroll.js is a eco-friendly jQuery scroll plugin with inifinite possibilities. Elements will get removed when they go out of sight, it can scroll with no boundary, and it can transform into many different tools.

4. Swiper


Swiper is the free and most modern mobile touch slider with hardware accelerated transitions and amazing native behavior. It is intended to be used in mobile websites, mobile web apps, and mobile native/hybrid apps. Designed mostly for iOS, but also works great on latest Android, Windows Phone 8 and modern Desktop browsers

5. Super Simple Slider


The Super Simple Slider (SSS) is super simple to set up. Just create an element, and put your content inside. If your content is of different heights, SSS will animate smoothly to accommodate it.

6. Sitehelp


SiteHelp.js is a helpful Javascript plugin made using jQuery to provide interactive site help. It helps users by navigating them to the important sections or html elements of a website and provide some help guidelines which they could have missed otherwise. It simply creates a virtual tour of the website.

7. Datedropper


Datedropper is a jQuery plugin that provides a quick and easy way to manage dates for input fields. It’s easy to use and customize.

8. Scalem


Scalem, short for scale elements or slang for scale ’em, is a light-weight responsive text jQuery plugin inspired by FlowType. Use it to “liquify” elements on your website so that they scale relative to the width of their parent element or, optionally, any element you specify (see Options below). Scalem is not just limited to text size—it can be used to scale any CSS style that takes a numeric unit such as px, em, or %.

9. graspSchedule


jQuery graspSchedule.js is a simple jQuery calendar plugin used to visualize complex schedules & events loading from JSON data, a little similar to the timeline or event calendar. You can use it for Life-log application or webpage for time schedule.

10. jQuery Chat


jQChat is a jQuery plugin for instant messaging like facebook/gmail chat. Is a plugin that can be used to add a JavaScript-based chatting system to your site.

11. jQuery Image Player


jQuery Image Player is a jQuery plugin that is an image based player with a look and feel of video player. It also has slide effects.

12. jQMeter


jQMeter is a simple, light-weight jQuery plugin that allows you to display an animated horizontal or vertical progress meter. Just pass in the goal and amount raised or completed, and the rest is optional.



12 Free & Handy jQuery Plugins for April