Choosing a chart component is not always an easy task.
Sometimes you need a special type of chart to make sense of the numbers you want to display. At the same time, you want the charts to be beautiful, customizable, responsive, easy to implement,.. 🤯
We have collected our favourite Vue.js chart components in this article. We will update this collection with new components, as usual! If you think an important and great component is missing, just shoot me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
They offer an official wrapper component for Vue (and also React).
Check out their gallery showing off all chart types and a lot of examples for features like smart annotations and labels, different layouts, dynamic charts or interactivity.
Vue FusionCharts is an official wrapper for the FusionCharts library that lets you use all of their chart types (150) & maps (1000) in your Vue apps.
It's a mature charting library that offers accessible, responsive and feature-rich charts. Create interactive, animated charts that offer zooming, panning, real-time updating and exporting out of the box.
The wrapper component is open-source, but you'll need to buy a license to use FusionCharts in your apps.
Syncfusion's charts are part of their extensive UI library. They offer 30+ interactive chart types from simple line charts to correlation charts or box plots.
The control is performance-optimized and even supports real-time charts and lazy loading. Other features are zooming and panning, tooltips, legends, annotations, and out of the box image or PDF export.
You'll need a license to use the library, but if you want to use Syncfusion's Vue Charts as an individual dev or smaller company check out their free community license!
Vue Trend is as simple as it gets – it's an animated spark line. Just that! It works great as kind of a background visualization to show your users a trend over time.
There's an official Vue wrapper for the library, making them even easier to use in your next project.
ZingCharts is a JS charting library that offers an official Vue component wrapping all their functionality.
They offer 35+ chart types that you can customize easily. Features like zooming, scrolling, tooltips, crosshairs, multi-axis visualizations and polling for real-time data help you make your charts interactive.
If you want an impression of what can be done with their library, you can visit their demo gallery where you'll find some pretty advanced visualizations from heatmaps to chord charts. (We love this interactive chart about games! 😍)
If you need your charts to be extra sturdy across browsers, get this: They support back to IE6.
ECharts is an interactive charting library providing a lot of data visualization options – Vue ECharts is its Vue Adaptation. Besides bar and pie charts, you can also create more complex charts like Polar Plots, Maps or Radar Charts.
These charts are inspired by GitHub! You can f.ex. create the famous Month-Wise Heatmap with this component. All charts are SVGs and the library has zero dependencies.
Chart.js aims to be a simple yet flexible charting library for designers & developers. This simple HTML5 Charting library got a Vue.js wrapper with vue-chartjs.
If you quickly need ready-to-use charts this is a nice choice for you! You can use (and mix-and-match) 8 different chart types with chart.js – all of them animated and customisable.
ApexCharts is an open-source charting library that helps you build interactive charts and visualizations. It has very interesting features like built-in Zooming and Panning, as well as an export function for your charts.
While it’s not exactly a lightweight library, the added loading time may pay off if you work with data-heavy visualizations. They offer an official Vue Component for their library!