8 Best JavaScript & jQuery Chart Plugins

Charts help us to understand and read a complex data by presenting them in a simpler form. Instead of reading content rich data in text, it is easier to show them in a chart. The graphical form of data is much easier to comprehend. Many JavaScript and jQuery plugins will help you to present a different type of data charts such as temperature chart, family tree, organizational chart, pie chart, flowchart, etc. to show information.

The top Chart plugins are listed below which provide ample room for customization.

Chart.js

This is a simple yet flexible JavaScript charting for designers & developers. Besides common chart types, it can mix and match bar and line charts to provide a clear visual distinction between datasets. It offers stunning transitions when changing data, updating colours and adding datasets.

morris.js

Morris chart is another simple chart plugin for line and area charts, bar charts, and donut charts.

Flot

Flot is a pure JavaScript plotting library for jQuery, with a focus on simple usage, attractive looks and interactive features.

OrgChart

OrgChart, as the name suggests is an organizational chart which is presented in a simple way. It presents the structure of an organization. It displays the hierarchy of the organization or a relationship in an interesting flow chart. Using the JavaScript Object Notation format, it supports locally available data as well as remote data. You can also pan and zoom the chart using this lightweight plugin. It also offers shortcut features such as drag-and-drop to edit the structure, and in mobile devices, it has a touch-enabled plugin.

jOrgChart

jOrgChart is a jQuery chart plugins that allows you to make nested data into a simple tree structure.  You simply provide the plugin with the list of things you want to include in the tree chart. You can use the drag and drop feature to re-arrange the data as you like. It is very easy to use and style the tree. You can show or hide any particular branch you want. The nodes can also contain any amount of HTML except <li> and <ul>.

Flowchart.js

Flowchart.js is a jQuery JS plugins. It provides draw boxes also called operators and make connections between them. It allows users to edit the chart by adding, removing, or moving the draw boxes and creating or removing the connections between them. It will enable the developer to save and load the flowchart. Features such as panning and zooming to view the chart are also provided.

Simple Donut

Simple Donut is a plugin written in jQuery, HTML, and Sass. This jQuery plugin is used to present text data in the form of a pie chart on the webpage. You can easily convert any data into a pie chart using this plugin.

Stiff Chart

Stiff Chart is a jQuery plugin which you can use to generate an animated chart. It is perfect for presenting an organizational chart and various other simple charts. You can easily customize the chart by changing the size, color, layout, etc.