Typehead.js - A Fast and Fully Autocomplete Library

Written by Kevin Liew on 04 Apr 2013
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Typehead.js is one of the most comprehensive and robust autocomplete javascript plugins. It is created by the social media giant Twitter, Typehead.js is developed with performance in mind. It optimized for quickly indexing and searching large datasets on the client.


  • Displays suggestions to end-users as they type
  • Shows top suggestion as a hint (i.e. background text)
  • Works with hardcoded data as well as remote data
  • Rate-limits network requests to lighten the load
  • Allows for suggestions to be drawn from multiple datasets
  • Supports customized templates for suggestions
  • Plays nice with RTL languages and input method editors



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