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 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.


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


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


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


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



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.


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Stephen Snell is the owner and editor of Vandelay Design, a popular design blog.
  1. February 1, 2010

    Fantastic list. Thanks so much!

  2. February 1, 2010

    Useful Article. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Ray
    February 1, 2010

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

  4. February 1, 2010

    Interesting article, full of resources =)

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

  5. February 1, 2010

    Very great list, these icons are very beautiful !

  6. February 1, 2010

    Thanks for putting Iconfinder on the list 🙂

  7. February 1, 2010

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

  8. February 1, 2010

    Excellent collection of icon designing websites , Thanks for the post

    Its helpful for me

  9. Ryan Brindley
    February 1, 2010

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

  10. February 1, 2010

    Thanks! Great list

  11. February 1, 2010

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

  12. February 4, 2010

    wonderful nice listing thanks for shearing.

  13. February 4, 2010

    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.

  14. February 6, 2010

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

  15. February 7, 2010

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

  16. February 22, 2010

    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.

  17. July 13, 2010

    Thanks for this icons resources 🙂

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

  18. August 7, 2010

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

  19. October 14, 2010

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

  20. November 14, 2010

    Thanks for icon list. I need it for my developers

  21. February 21, 2011

    Great list, thank you:

  22. March 26, 2011

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

  23. David
    May 12, 2011

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

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