Today here is a list of 5 jQuery Live Filter plugins. The general purpose of these plugins is to filter as you type which makes your search easier and faster. Usually the results appear through loading the entire dataset on document load and then simply hiding the ones that don’t match, leaving only the ones that match the search filter visible on screen. Enjoy!
Update 19/05/2013: Found a cool drag/drop/filter plugin called jQuery.Shapeshift.
1. jQuery Fast Live Filter
Built for speed and ease of use. It was made because existing tools were inadequate (too slow, wrong feature set).
2. jQuery Filter Images (Search Filter)
A pretty nifty photo image search filter which searches and updates pictures to show when you start to type.
3. Using jQuery to Manipulate and Filter Data
This plugin has four techniques to manipulate and filter date: hover effects, zebra rows, filtering, and sorting.
Source + Demo
4. Live Text Search Function using jQuery
With just a few lines of code and a single text input box you can add a text filter to any site content.
A jQuery plugin to filter a list of data or elements.