11 Great Resources to Find Free Icons

Having the right icons for a web design project can greatly enhance the end results. Finding the right icons, however, is not always an easy task. Fortunately, there are some sites that exist specifically to help people find the icons that they are looking for. If you find yourself looking for icons to use in your own work, try these resources.

Iconfinder

Iconfinder is the best icon search engine. There are a lot of high-quality icons available, and you can filter the results to show only those that are licensed for commercial use.

Iconfinder

Icon Fever

Icon Fever is our own gallery site of icons. You can browse icons by license to find those that can be used for commercial projects, and you can also browse by tag.

Icon Fever

IconsPedia

IconsPedia includes and icon search engine and the archives can be browsed by category.

IconsPedia

Icon Seeker

Icon Seeker is a useful icon search engine. You can also browse the popular icons or use a tag cloud to find what you’re looking for.

Icon Seeker

IconArchive

IconArchive includes almost 30,000 icons that can be searched or browsed by category. Licensing information is available for each icon.

IconArchive

Free Icons Web

Free Icons Web includes over 18,000 icons that can be searched or browsed. Icons included here are free for personal use.

Free Icons Web

Very Icon

Very Icon is a search engine that includes an advanced search option and categories that can be browsed. Over 20,000 icons are indexed.

Very Icon

365icon

365icon is a gallery site that showcases excellent icons. The archives can be browsed by style/category.

365icon

Icon Easy

Icon Easy is a gallery-type site that includes a large number of icons. They can be browsed chronologically or by  category.

Icon Easy

IconDB

IconDB is a search engine that includes a wide variety of icons that can be downloaded.

IconDB

Iconza

Iconza is different from any of the other sites listed here. It provides a set of free icons that can be customized to match the colors of your website.

Iconza

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  • JSF

    Fantastic list. Thanks so much!

  • Useful Article. Thanks for sharing.

  • Ray

    Great list! I would suggest http://www.webiconset.com too.

  • Interesting article, full of resources =)

    Thanks for sharing, I’ll be checking them in a parsec =)

  • Very great list, these icons are very beautiful !

  • Thanks for putting Iconfinder on the list 🙂

  • Superb – thanks! I had not seen half of these sites before this post, very useful.

  • Excellent collection of icon designing websites , Thanks for the post

    Its helpful for me

  • Ryan Brindley

    I’m surprised http://www.icondock.com is not on this list. Great list though, thanks for the compilation 🙂

  • Thanks! Great list

  • Good list, I use http://www.convertico.com an awful lot!

  • wonderful nice listing thanks for shearing.

  • Ray and Ryan,
    Those sites you mentioned are great resources, but they don’t really fit in this post. The resources listed here are search engines or directories of icons from various designers, intended to help you find what you’re looking for. Those two sites are icon designers that distribute their own icons. That’s why they were not included.

  • Great resource, looks like I’am bookmarking this one.
    Thank you!

  • Thanks for including 365icon.com! its a pleasure!

  • I’m always on the hunt for new icons. It’s nice to have a site that seeks out new icon sites. Nice blog, I love it.

  • Thanks for this icons resources 🙂

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  • lv

    It’s nice to have a site that seeks out new icon sites. Nice blog, I love it.

  • looks like I’am bookmarking this one to.
    Thank you! Excellent post! 🙂

  • Thanks for icon list. I need it for my developers

  • Great list, thank you:

  • thanks for share, I really need that for my blog free icon

  • David

    Great list, I use http://www.seanau.com!