User-friendly icon sets are always nice to look at and useful to have ready to hand. Since effective designers guide their users’ attention using visuals, icons can (and probably should) be used in almost every project you are or will be working on. Whether for an illustration, sketch, site or weblog – used moderately, icons can point users’ attention to the key-aspects of an article or specific site sections and communicate the message of the site in a more effective way.
Free Web Applications Icon Set
There are 20 icons designed specially for web applications (e.g. Charts, Profile, Search, Add, Delete, Email, Print, Warning and etc…). Icons come in 3 sizes; 48×48 px, 32×32 px, and 24×24 px. All of them are in PNG format with transparent background. Web Application Icons Set is completely Free for both personal and commercial projects in any way you like.
Monofactor Free Vector Icon Set
The first part of the set contains 25 scalable Illustrator format icons. You can open the .ai file with any version of Illustrator above 8.0. With earlier versions, you might loose some of the effects on the
Free Icons For Your Desktop & Dock Icons
Niome Icon Pack
This pack contains 90 high quality (256×256 pixels) icons; PNG and ICO formats. This package includes: Disc Icons, File Icons, Folder Icons, Hardware Icons, Network Icons, Other Icons, Start Menu Icons, Symbol Icons and more.
- More Excellent Freebies
Over 90 icon sets, collected on a one single page.
- Smiley Development Kit: available in .psd (Adobe Photoshop) format.
- Flag Button Development Kit: it’s basically a Photoshop file with placeholders. To create a new button, just duplicate a layer group and paste the new flag into the respective layer. It’s as simple as that.
- OpenPhone Pack contains 12 high quality (256×256 pixels) icons; PNG and ICO formats. Licensed under GNU Public License.
- Iconshock’s Icon Sets (7 icon sets) include Consoles Vista icons, Red Hot Chili Icons, Elm Nightmare Street Icons, NBA Web Icons, Disk Jockey Icons, Filming Vista icons and more.
- Feedicons is a 34-part iconset from Zeus Box Studio. You might be willing to use them to give your “subscribe to RSS-feed”-button a fresh look.These icons are, besides some inept exceptions, variations of the well-known original, which makes sense. You may download them in a 32*32 and 16*16 format as .png (.zip-archive). Released under the Creative Commons License.
- PixelGirl Icon Sets
467 icon sets for Mac OS X and 164 icon sets for Windows XP.
- IconKits Free Delivery
As a Iconkits.com member you get access to the ForFree section with free stock icons you can use in both personal and commercial projects. When you sign up you will receive 2 points which means you can download 2 optional icon kits in the ForFree section.
- Icon Bee
Collects gorgeous free icons. RSS feed is also available.
is a collection of free Vista Style icon sets of over 2000 high quality icons in png and ico format.
- Simple System and Windows Icons: 84 + 65 freeware “desktop” icons.
1. Fam Fam Fam (www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/)
2. Brand Spanking New (www.brandspankingnew.net/archive/2006/12/hohoho.htm)
3. Greyscale (www.e-lusion.com/design/greyscale/)
4. Drunky Love (http://www.el73.be/drunkey-love/downloads)
5. Strawbee (www.strawbee.com)
6. N Design (www.ndesign-studio.com)
7. Sweetie (www.sweetie.sublink.ca/)
8.Fast Icons (www.fasticon.com/freeware/
9. ASP NET Icons (www.aspneticons.com/)
10. Two Tone Icons (www.2pt3.com/news/twotone-icons-for-free/)
11. Website Icons www.websiteicons.com/tab/FREE_Pixel_icons
12. Pinvoke (www.pinvoke.com/)
13. BS-Markup (www.bs-markup.de/iconsets)
14. Glyph Lab (www.glyphlab.com/)
15. Website Icons (www.websiteicons.net)
and the rest…
- 16 Spheres Icons (http://mouserunner.com/Spheres_ColoCons1_Free_Icons.html)
- 17. Exploding Boy (http://www.exploding-boy.com/2005/09/13/explodingboy-pixel-icons/
- 18. Bitcons (http://somerandomdude.net/srd-projects/bitcons/)
- 19. Beauticons (http://www.beauticons.com.ar/icons.html)
- 20. Icon Kits (http://iconkits.com/signup/)
- 21. Yellow Icons (http://yellowicon.com/downloads/)
- 22. Studio Twenty Eight (http://www.studiotwentyeight.com/icons.htm)
- 24. Icon Base (http://www.iconbase.com/)
- 25. Yegor Gilyov (http://yegor.gilyov.com/free/