18 Excellent jQuery Tooltip Plugins

Here are jQuery tooltip plugins for displaying text, image, or any html elements when a user hovers over specific html element. .

jqEasytooltip

Easy and customizable jquery plugin, built in css3 and well-designed javascript. Easy to use and customize for newbies, and strong for advanced users. Only one class to initialize (Declarative init) with data attributes. Modern css3 open and close effects.

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Bigfoot.js

This script looks to make that whole process painless. It automatically detects the footnote link and content, turns the link into an easy-to-click button, and puts up a popover when the reader clicks on the footnote button.

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Tipper

A jQuery plugin for simple tooltips.

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Tooltipster

Tooltipster is a lightweight jQuery plugin that enables you to easily create clean, HTML5 validated tooltips.

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gdakram

A simple animated hover tooltip JQuery plugin.

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Responsive and Mobile-Friendly Tooltip

It’s responsive. It relies on a maximum width value when viewed on large screens, adopts to narrow environments and picks the best viewable position relatively to the target (top, bottom; left, center, right).

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grumble.js

Add a bubble to any element; configure its rotation on a 360 degree axis and define its distance from the centre of the element. Bubble size adapts to contents – perfect when text is localised and size can not be determined up front.

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miniTip

This is an ultra lightweight jQuery plugin that creates highly customizable tooltips without all of the fluff.

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qTip2

It provides you with tonnes of features like speech bubble tips and imagemap support, and best of all… it’s completely free under the MIT/GPLv2 licenses!

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tipsy

This is a jQuery plugin for creating a Facebook-like tooltips effect based on an anchor tag’s title attribute.

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Hotspot Map

It is a plugin for easily adding annotations, text, or other stuff to an image, on the exact locations that you want. It’s an old concept with one exception. It comes with a powerful editor for precise drawing and positioning of the spots. You can also edit settings, see a preview of the final result and the editor will generate the HTML and JS code for you!

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HoverAlls

This is a unique jQuery animation plugin that allows you to create animation effects quickly – without any knowledge of Javascript or jQuery. With over 40 settings, HoverAlls can create unique animations for nearly any type of effect desired.

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PowerTip

It features a very flexible design that is easy to customize, gives you a number of different ways to use the tooltips, has APIs for developers, and supports adding complex data to tooltips. It is being actively developed and maintained, and provides a very fluid user experience.

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Prototip

It allows you to easily create both simple and complex tooltips using the Prototype javascript framework.

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Poshy Tip

This is a tooltip plugin that allows easily creating stylish tooltips and also includes the most useful features for such a script.

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BeautyTips

This is a jQuery tooltips plugin which uses the canvas drawing element in the HTML5 spec to dynamically draw tooltips (sometimes called “talk bubbles” or “help balloons”) associated with a html element on the page. These tips are highly configurable and can be triggered in many different ways.

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gips

This is a clean and simple jQuery plugin and is based on Gips Freebie . Its simple, customizable, and easy to use. It also supports CSS themes.

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