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Tom Select is a lightweight (~16kb gzipped) hybrid of a textbox and select box. Forked from selectize.js to provide a framework agnostic autocomplete widget with native-feeling keyboard navigation. Useful for tagging, contact lists, etc.


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Tom Select

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Tom Select is a dynamic, framework agnostic, and lightweight (~16kb gzipped) <select> UI control. With autocomplete and native-feeling keyboard navigation, it's useful for tagging, contact lists, country selectors, and so on. Tom Select was forked from selectize.js with the goal of modernizing the code base, decoupling from jQuery, and expanding functionality.


  • Smart Option Searching / Ranking
    Options are efficiently scored and sorted on-the-fly (using sifter). Want to search an item's title and description? No problem.
  • Caret between items
    Order matters sometimes. With the Caret Position Plugin, you can use the and arrow keys to move between selected items
  • Select & delete multiple items at once
    Hold down command on Mac or ctrl on Windows to select more than one item to delete.
  • Díåcritîçs supported
    Great for international environments.
  • Item creation
    Allow users to create items on the fly (async saving is supported; the control locks until the callback is fired).
  • Remote data loading
    For when you have thousands of options and want them provided by the server as the user types.
  • Extensible
    Plugin API for developing custom features (uses microplugin).
  • Accessible, Touch Support, Clean API, ...


<input id="tom-select-it" />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/css/tom-select.default.css">
<script src="/js/tom-select.complete.js"></script>
var config = {};
new TomSelect('#tom-select-it',config);

Available configuration settings are documented here


All pre-built files needed to use Tom Select can be found in the "dist" folder via any of these sources:

jsDelivr The fastest way to add Tom Select into your project is to just include the js and css from jsDelivr.
<link href="" rel="stylesheet">
<script src=""></script>
npm i tom-select
GitHub Clone or download the full repo. Use npm run build and other commands to build from source, test and start the doc server.



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