ChestSort (+ API)

INJECTED ChestSort (+ API) 2021-05-01

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Tired of sorting your chests?

Let's spend less time on organizing, and more on playing!


See ChestSort in Action!
> Join one of our demo servers! <
See below for server details


When using Minecraft older than 1.14, please use version 9.5.1
ChestSort can automatically sort every chest, barrel, etc. after you have used it. Every player can enable or disable this feature if desired with the simple command /sort (or /chestsort). Players can also sort their own inventory using the command /invsort, or automatically using /invsort on|off. You can also use hotkeys (middle-click, double-click, shift-click and shift+right-click) within player inventories, chests etc. to have them sorted, if you do not wish automatic sorting.

The chest contents are sorted by category and/or alphabetically and stackable things will be stacked. By default, items will be put before blocks. Automatic sorting will work with chests, enderchests, shulker boxes, barrels, minecarts with chest and player inventories. The same applies to using hotkeys.

Wool, Terracotta and other dyeable blocks will also be sorted by color, tools by their material, etc. The sorting algorithm can be changed. There is absolutely no chance of item loss / duplication or metadata corruption! Guaranteed!

By default, sorting is disabled. Players need the "chestsort.use" permission to use chest sorting, or the "chestsort.use.inventory" permission to sort their inventory.

If a player uses a chest for the first time after logging in, they will be shown a text on how to enable automatic chest sorting if they have the permission to use ChestSort. Sorting can also be disabled for certain worlds.

(see below for more screenshots and videos)

All messages are customizable. Includes English, Chinese, Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish language.

ChestSort works with 1.8 - 1.16! (When using versions older than 1.14, please use ChestSort 9.5.1)

/sort or /chestsort
Toggle automatic chest sorting.

/sort on|off or /chestsort on|off
Enable/disable automatic chest sorting

/sort hotkeys or /chestsort hotkeys
Open the hotkeys GUI to enable/disable hotkeys per player.

/sort help or /chestsort help
Display help about the /sort command

/invsort or /isort
Sort the player's inventory.

/invsort hotbar or /isort hotbar
Sort the player's hotbar.

/invsort all or /isort all
Sort the player's inventory and hotbar.

/invsort toggle or /isort toggle
Toggle automatic inventory sorting

/invsort on|off or /isort on|off
Enable/disable automatic inventory sorting

/invsort help or /isort help
Display help about the /invsort command

Allows usage of automatic chest sorting and the /sort (and /chestsort) command.

Allows usage of automatic inventory sorting and the /invsort (and /isort) command.

Allows to reload the config using the /sort reload (and /chestsort reload) command.

If you don't want to use a permissions plugin, you can also set "use-permissions" to false in the config.yml to allow every player to use ChestSort.

You can use hotkeys to sort inventories without having to enter commands. This is useful if you only want to sort chests from time to time without having to enable the automatic sorting, or if you quickly want to sort your player inventory. Each hotkey can be enabled/disabled in the config.yml. By default, all hotkeys are enabled. Additionally, players can enable/disable each hotkey individually by running /chestsort hotkeys

There are also two hotkeys to quickly fill/empty a chest/barrel/etc. from your inventory by left-clicking (filling) or right-clicking (emptying) outside of the chest's inventory.


Sorting Hotkeys
Middle click
Middle click (mousewheel) on ANY inventory slot

Shift click
Shift + left click on any EMPTY inventory slot

Double click
Double click on any EMPTY inventory slot

Shift + right click
Shift + right click on any EMPTY inventory slot
Additional Hotkeys
Left-Click outside inventory
Puts all matching stuff (except hotbar) into the chest, barrel etc.

Double-Left-Click outside inventory
Puts all items (except hotbar) into the chest, barrel etc.

Right-Click outside inventory
Puts matching items from the chest, barrel etc. into your inventory

Double-Right-Click outside inventory
Empties the whole chest, barrel etc. into your inventory


Demo Servers
Join one of our demo servers. You will be in creative mode. Take a chest and lots of random stuff. Then toggle automatic chest sorting with /chestsort. Place the chest anywhere and fill it. It will be magically sorted when you close it. You can disable sorting by using /chestsort again. You can also use hotkeys (middle-click, shift-click, double-click and shift+right-click).

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Please note that using hotkeys in the player inventory is only possible in survival game mode.

Video & Screenshots


WorldGuard and other protection plugins
ChestSort will only sort chests that the player has access to. In other words: when some other plugin like WorldGuard prevents access to the chest, then ChestSort will not sort this chest.
This applies to all plugins that cancel the InventoryOpenEvent, as ChestSort will only sort when the InventoryCloseEvent is called.
Furthermore, chests will not be sorted if the player is a spectator or in adventure mode.

To view the source code, please visit

Please contact us here or at github when you encounter any bugs or have any ideas for improvements.

If your language is not yet supported, just change the messages in the config file yourself. We will be happy to include the language in the next update if you send us your translation.

ChestSort uses bStats to gather Metrics. You can disable this by editing the plugins/bstats/config.yml file. View the statistics at

Please note that sorting in versions before 1.13 can be a bit random sometimes, because some item names were inconsistent (e.g. acacia stairs in 1.8 are named "acacia_stairs", while oak planks are just called "planks".) The sorting algorithm has been optimized for 1.13+ only.

The sorting algorithm is extremely fast and should not have any effect on your server performance. Sorting a double chest takes about a quarter of a millisecond.

3rd party Plugins
ChestSort can hook into certain 3rd party plugins if they are installed on your server to allow better sorting for custom items.

All CrackShot weapons will be grouped together and will be put into the default weapons category.

ChestSort will ignore the "Next Page" and "Prev. Page" buttons when you have InventoryPages installed, so that your GUI does not get messed up.

Better Shulker Boxes / Minepacks / ShulkerPacks
Sort your backpacks just like every other chest! Should work with almost every backpack plugin.

Plugins using GUI inventories
ChestSort tries to detect GUI inventories created by 3rd party plugins. If this detection fails, please message me at GitHub so that I can add support for that plugin.

API for plugin developers
ChestSort provides a method to sort any Inventory instance, using the advanced grouping features that ChestSort provides! Read more about the API here.

If your plugin uses the ChestSort API, feel free to message me and I will be happy to list it here.

Default configuration
The configuration file is automatically generated if it does not exist. On every new ChestSort release, the config file will be updated to include the newest options. Your changes will be kept.

You can view the default configuration file here.
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