11 Angular component libraries you should know in 2018
Angular’s framework approach is to keep most of the magic under the hood, providing tooling and best practices on top. Angular encourages you to use components, splitting your UI into separated and reusable pieces.
To work with individual components from different libraries, you can also use Bit. It provides isolation and control for components within a project, and enables you to share and sync them between different project. Individual components shared with Bit can also be installed used the NPM / Yarn client.
Angular’s official component library implementing Google’s material design, built with Angular and TypeScript. These UI components serve as an example of how to write Angular code following the Angular team’s best practices. Individual components can also be installed from this Bit Scope.
2. NGX Bootstrap
At 3.5K stars, this library contains all core (and not only) Bootstrap components powered by Angular. With performance for both Mobile and Desktop, it’s designed with extensibility and adaptivity in mind.
3. Prime NG
A comprehensive component suit including over 70 UI components with different themes from material to flat design. At 3.3k stars and used by eBay, Fox and more organizations, this library is an interesting option to consider.
4. NG Bootstrap
At 4.5K stars, and replacing angular-ui bootstrap which is no longer maintained, this popular library provides Bootstrap 4 components for Angular. It provides high testing coverage and no 3rd party JS dependencies.
5. Onsen UI
6. Vaadin Components
Bridging the gap between Angular components and Polymer elements, the Vaadin elements provide Material inspired UI components for mobile and desktop apps. Although elements are kept in different repos, they can be grouped into a single repo while kept individually available with Bit.
Written in TypeScript with complete define types, the NG- ZORRO components aim to provide an enterprise-class UI based on Ant Design. At 2k stars, this Chinese-made library is an interesting option for web applications.
8. NG Lightning
Angular components built for the Saleforce Lightning Design System. These stateless functional components depend only on their input properties, to provide improved performance and enhanced flexibility.
9. NG Semantic-UI
Angular UI building blocks based on Semantic-UI. With 27 components and nearly 1k stars, this library makes the popular Semantic-UI interface available as a set of components for Angular applications.
Clarity is an open source design system by VMware that brings together UX guidelines, an HTML/CSS framework, and Angular components. It provides a rich set of data-bound, performant components on top of Angular.
11. NG2 Charts
At over 1k stars, this library provides Angular directives for 6 different types of charts, with properties based on chart.js. This library can be useful for visualizing large data and lists.
Individual Angular components can be found in the popular awesome-angular and awesome-angular-components projects. When working with individual components, you can also keep them organized in a common Bit Scope, to provide better discoverability and simpler maintenance. Then, they can be installed and updated across your different projects.
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