Thursday, September 30, 2010

15 Excellent Sources to Get Free Icons For Web Design

Now a days every designer and developers search across the web for free icons. A good icons plays a vital role in web designing because it is the way to inform user that how can they navigate in a website.

In this post I am going to share some very good sources to get a free icon for your next web project. In this includes Icon Finder, Silk Icon Finder, Find Icon, Icon Pedia and many more.

Here's the following list:

Icon Finder

Iconfinder provides high quality icons for webdesigners and developers in an easy and efficient way. The site launched in 2007 as the first search engine focused on icons. You can search through 186,996 icons.

Icon Finder

Find Icons

FindIcons is an icon search engine helps you find free icons. With the largest searchable free icons database in the world sophisticated search filtering and result matching system make it possible for you to get an icon you need for every design task.


Iconlet is search engine for free quality icons. It has a few nice features. For every icon you get information about author, image resolution, graphics format and license type. Just type name in search window and you will get a list of available icons which you can use in your project for free.

Icon Shock

Icon Shock has a great collection of icons with diferent design styles: XP, Windows Vista, Mac and many others unique and original styles. Available in lot of sizes, formats and color states, also you will find vector icons, which includes source files fully editables.

Silk Icon Finder

A free to use Silk icons for your software applications. Very useful for UI developers.


iconSweets is a free icon set containing 60 vector Photoshop shapes, influenced by icon sets such as Glyphish and Pictoico. You may use these icons for both commercial and non-commercial projects and customize them any way you like.

Icon Archive

Icon Archive is great source of Win, Mac & Linux icons. This site contains icons from other sites also. It has around 38 categories of icon which is very easy for user to search it.

Icons Pedia

Icons Pedia is a free source of featured & rich quality icons for your web projects.

Soft Icons

Soft Icons is good source of free icons. Available in png format it has direct download link.

Free Icons Web

Here you can browse and download Over 20,000 high quality Free Icons for Windows, Macintosh and Linux Systems. (Desktop Icons, Windows Icons, Windows XP and Vista Icons, Mac OS X Icons, Linux, PNG Transparent Icons, Gif Icons, Pixels Icons).

Icon Pot

iconPot lists web development icons for free to use.

Free Icon Download

High Quality Royalty Free icons for Windows, Mac and Linux, Offers Ico, Gif, Bmp, Png various icons format. They are free for personal and non commercial use / free for public non-commercial use only mention the authors. If you are an icon designer and want to showcase your Icons, logos, prints, web ui or web design resources, Here is the best place!

Vista Icons

Vista Icons is a collection of free Vista Style icon sets of over 2500 high quality icons in png and ico format. You can freely download 256x256 PNG icons for Windows Vista.


The site is very user friendly and only focused on the icons. Use the 'search' to find an icon or add an icon to 'My icons' for later use or download.


Here you will find the best free icons from the icon artists. The icons copyright belongs to original authors. They are free for personal and non commercial use / free for public non-commercial use with a backlink to authors.

If you have enjoyed this post and feels that these are really a useful icon sources then please do share with your friends or If you have any opinion then please leave a comment.

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Eko said...

a great resources, thanks for sharing them

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This is an excellent post. I loved the resource you have shared. It was really helpful.

corporate website design said...

Information that you have shared is outstanding. Icons improve the visual impact of the website and therefore web masters will grab the best out of it.

Brett Widmann said...

These sites have a lot of great icons! Thank you for the resources.

Ecommerce Web Developer said...

Thanks for sharing excellent links here, will make sure to download some icons from this,..

ECommerce Web Development said...

After a long time search I got the exact websites to get free icons, I will definitely make the best use of it, Thanks for sharing useful links here,

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DuckFiles said...

A nice collection. I have found it useful.

Pixeden said...

Great Pick.
You should also check the icons set from Icons Set, they are pretty good free icons set.

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That's really great resources for icons. Thanks

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Really interesting post and great sources.Icons are a really important element of an attractive and effective website.The basic purpose of using icons might be to help the user to take up and process information efficiently.Thanks for sharing such a nice post.

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