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16 Libraries You Should Know as a React Developer πŸ’―πŸ”₯

Being a modern React developer is not about knowing just React itself. To stay competitive, it is highly recommended to explore the whole ecosystem.

In this article I've compiled some of the most useful React component libraries that you could use to speed up your developer workflow.

Those will include anything from working with forms, charts, calendars, tables, guides, popups, colors, animations, music, images and so much more.

1. react-hook-form

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React Hooks for form state management and validation.

2. recharts

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Redefined chart library built with React and D3.

3. react-big-calendar

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An events calendar built for React and modern browsers.

4. react-beautiful-dnd

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Beautiful and accessible drag and drop for lists with React.

5. react-table

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A library for building powerful tables and data grids.

6. react-joyride

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Create guided tours for your apps.

7. react-advanced-cropper

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Create customized crops for your designs.

8. react-colorful

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A tiny, dependency-free, fast and accessible color picker component.

9. react-spring

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Spring-physics based animation library for React applications.

10. react-tsparticles

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Easily create highly customizable particles animations.

11. react-popper

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Position tooltips and popovers in an elegant, performant manner.

12. react-pdf-viewer

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A PDF viewer made for React.

13. react-i18next

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Internationalization for React done right.

14. react-icons

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SVG react icons of popular icon packs.

15. audio-player

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Music player with custom controls, playlist, filters, and search.

16. image-slider

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Image slider component for your pictures.


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Layton Whiteley

cool selection.

i used react-beautiful-dnd in the past and probably still in some legacy code somewhere but for new projects, better go with something like github.com/clauderic/dnd-kit.

react-beautiful-dnd is no longer maintained

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Mauricio Ricaldi

Thank you so much for sharing that. It is a good help ;-)

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Madza Author

πŸ‘βœ¨

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Madza Author

Thanks for sharing, useful input πŸ‘πŸ’―βœ¨

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Ritik Banger

I have an another package that you would love to add in your list:

React18-input-otp

A fully customizable, one-time password (OTP) and phone number with separator input component for the web built with React. Tested on Web, Android, and iOS. This package supports all react versions.

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Madza Author

Thanks for the addition πŸ‘β€πŸ’―

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Mark Lai • Edited on

beautiful-dnd is not being actively maintained anymore

Now the hottest lib for this is dnd-kit

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Madza Author

Awesome share, thanks a lot πŸ‘βœ¨πŸ’―

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Luke Secomb

Someone already mentioned react-query, tanstack-table is also amazing - especially if you arent purely working in react. Headless tables - so bring your own framework.

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Madza Author

Awesome share πŸ‘πŸ’―βœ¨

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Adam Aslan

Lot of gems listed here!

I thought all sliders/ carousels are kinda deprecated because of accessibility concerns. Was thinking a library like...oh say Redux would be something should at least know of as a react developer...

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Madza Author

Thanks a lot for you input πŸ‘βœ¨πŸ’―

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Bartosz Krawczyk

Great list.

I would add tanstack-query (aka react-query)

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Madza Author

Thanks for the addition πŸ‘βœ¨πŸ’―

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Sarma Akondi

Thanks a lot - sharing is caring 😊

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Madza Author

So happy you liked it πŸ‘πŸ’–πŸ’―

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Adrien Baston

Thanks for sharing these, super helpful!

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Madza Author

My pleasure, thanks a lot πŸ‘πŸ’―βœ¨

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Raul Luis

I would also add formik to this list.

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Madza Author

Awesome addition, thanks πŸ‘βœ¨πŸ’―

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davel_x

Here's my proposition of a cool React lib : react-hot-toast.com/

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Madza Author

Awesome addition, thanks πŸ‘βœ¨πŸ’–

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Etienne le Roux

Excellent. Thank you

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Madza Author

My pleasure πŸ‘πŸ’―βœ¨

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Ivan Coene

Wow! I started saving some of these libraries. But I'm saving the full article now!
Thanks!

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Madza Author

Happy to hear that πŸ‘βœ¨πŸ’―

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mooktar

Great listπŸ‘Œ

Thank you for sharing πŸ™

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Madza Author

Glad you liked πŸ‘βœ¨πŸ’―

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Mujahid Islam

Thanks

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Madza Author

My pleasure πŸ‘βœ¨πŸ’―

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Bobby Iliev

Great post!

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Madza Author

Awesome to hear that πŸ‘βœ¨πŸ’―

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