Most of the web application available today includes a capability of user to upload files, whether it is a social media application or a CMS/Blogging platform. Upload capability of your application can be made easier and usable to the user if you are using one of these Ajax Upload Script and Plug-in.
FancyUpload is a file-input replacement which features an unobtrusive, multiple-file selection menu and queued upload with an animated progress bar. It is easy to setup, is server independent, completely styleable via CSS and XHTML and uses MooTools to work in all modern browsers.
Uploadify is a jQuery plugin that allows the easy integration of a multiple (or single) file uploads on your website. It requires Flash and any backend development language. An array of options allow for full customization for advanced users, but basic implementation is so easy that even coding novices can do it.
Uploadify is available under the GPL and MIT licenses. This allows Uploadify to be used in a number of applications and commercial products.
AJAX Upload allows you to easily upload multiple files without refreshing the page and use any element to show file selection window. It works in all major browsers and doesn’t require any library to run. AJAX Upload doesn’t pollute the global namespace, and is tested with jQuery, Prototypejs.
This is another variant of fileuploader from webdeveloperplus using the jQuery library and AJAX Upload by Andrew Valums.
LightLoader employs a similar method to what is found in the GMail file upload, using a hidden IFRAME to post the file and AJAX to check the progress. There is also a tester script in the zip file for you to upload to your server to make sure that you have all the settings correct.
jqUploader is a jquery plugin that substitutes html file input fields with a flash-based file upload widget, allowing to display a progressbar and percentage. It is designed to take most of its customization from the html code of your form directly – so you don’t have to do things twice . For instance, the maximum file size, if specified via html, will be recognized and used in the rich upload interface generated by jqUploader.
The plugin uses the form action attribute value (normally pointing to a server side script handling the upload and other data manipulations, and appends a variable “jqUploader=1″ so that the upload code is initiated when it sees that key/value is on the posted data.
uploadprogress plugin to augment a standard file upload form with transparent background upload and add uploadprogress meter to keep client informed of progress.
Do you know something that is not included in the list? Please hit the comment and I am happy to add them.