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Shopify /draggable

The JavaScript Drag & Drop library your grandparents warned you about.

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Draggable is no longer maintained by its original authors. Maintenance of this repo has been passed on to new collaborators and is no longer worked on by anyone at Shopify.

We are still looking for more maintainers! If anyone is interested in answering / triaging issues, reviewing / rejecting / approving PRs, and authoring code for bug fixes / new features — please send an email to

curtis.dulmage (at) shopify (dot) com

. You may be asked a few questions before obtaining collaboration permission, but if everything checks out, we will happily add you as a collaborator.

Current maintainers are:

Please ping the above handles when putting up PRs.

Get complete control over drag and drop behaviour with Draggable! Draggable abstracts native browser events into a comprehensive API to create a custom drag and drop experience.


comes with additional modules:






. Draggable itself does not perform any sorting behaviour while dragging, but does the heavy lifting, e.g. creates mirror, emits events, manages sensor events, makes elements draggable.

The additional modules are built on top of


and therefore provide a similar API interface, for more information read the documentation below.


  • Works with native drag, mouse, touch and force touch events
  • Can extend dragging behaviour by hooking into draggables event life cycle
  • Can extend drag detection by adding sensors to draggable
  • The library is targeted ES6 first

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You can install the library via npm.

npm install @shopify/draggable --save

or via yarn:

yarn add @shopify/draggable

or via CDN

<!-- Entire bundle --><script src="[email protected]/lib/draggable.bundle.js"></script><!-- legacy bundle for older browsers (IE11) --><script src="[email protected]/lib/draggable.bundle.legacy.js"></script><!-- Draggable only --><script src="[email protected]/lib/draggable.js"></script><!-- Sortable only --><script src="[email protected]/lib/sortable.js"></script><!-- Droppable only --><script src="[email protected]/lib/droppable.js"></script><!-- Swappable only --><script src="[email protected]/lib/swappable.js"></script><!-- Plugins only --><script src="[email protected]/lib/plugins.js"></script>

Browser Compatibility

| Chrome | Firefox | IE | Opera | Safari | Edge | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | | Latest ✔ | Latest ✔ | 11+ ✔ | Latest ✔ | Latest ✔ | Latest ✔ |

Bundle sizes

| Package name | ES6 bundle sizes | ES5 bundle sizes | | -------------------------- | ---------------- | ---------------- | | draggable.bundle.js | ~11kb | ~19.2kb | | draggable.bundle.legacy.js | ~19.2kb | ~25.63kb | | draggable.js | ~8.06kb | ~15.36kb | | sortable.js | ~8.93kb | ~16.51kb | | swappable.js | ~8.56kb | ~16.14kb | | droppable.js | ~8.8kb | ~16.55kb | | plugins.js | ~2.37kb | ~8.76kb | | plugins/collidable.js | ~1.45kb | ~7.81kb | | plugins/snappable.js | ~1.19kb | ~6.94kb | | plugins/swap-animation.js | ~1kb | ~6.65kb |


You can find the documentation for each module within their respective directories.

Running examples

To run the


project locally, simply run the following from the



yarn && yarn start

This will start a server that hosts the contents of


. It also watches for file changes from both




and reloads the browser.


Contributions are more than welcome, the code base is still new and needs more love.

For more information, please checkout the contributing document.


We are currently working on


. Check out the project board to see tasks and follow progress on the release. Any Pull Requests should be pointed against the feature branch



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