11 Great Resources to Find Free Icons

by Steven Snell

January 31, 2010 in Resources

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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About Steven Snell

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  • JSF

    Feb 1st

    Fantastic list. Thanks so much!

  • Rajib Roy

    Feb 1st

    Useful Article. Thanks for sharing.

  • Ray

    Feb 1st

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

  • Claudia

    Feb 1st

    Interesting article, full of resources =)

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

  • Directory Web design

    Feb 1st

    Very great list, these icons are very beautiful !

  • Martin Leblanc

    Feb 1st

    Thanks for putting Iconfinder on the list :-)

  • Gift subscriptions

    Feb 1st

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

  • New York Web Design

    Feb 1st

    Excellent collection of icon designing websites , Thanks for the post

    Its helpful for me

  • Ryan Brindley

    Feb 1st

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

  • Tenny

    Feb 1st

    Thanks! Great list

  • Web Design Kent

    Feb 1st

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

  • Student aid

    Feb 4th

    wonderful nice listing thanks for shearing.

  • Steven Snell

    Feb 4th

    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.

  • Webtoolfeed

    Feb 6th

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

  • 365icon

    Feb 7th

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

  • Kern

    Feb 22nd

    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.

  • paul

    Jul 13th

    Thanks for this icons resources :)

    Free Icon Sets for Cruzine Readers – Enjoy and Utilize! – http://www.cruzine.com/2010/07/13/free-icon-sets/

  • lv

    Aug 7th

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

  • Jerrard

    Oct 14th

    looks like I’am bookmarking this one to.
    Thank you! Excellent post! :)

  • Iconki

    Nov 14th

    Thanks for icon list. I need it for my developers

  • Gomah

    Feb 21st

    Great list, thank you:

  • miyabie

    Mar 26th

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

  • David

    May 12th

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

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