A Roundup of Beautiful Free Icon Sets for Developers


When you’re developing a blog, web app or any kind of site that encourages user interaction – the style and appearance of the action buttons can be hugely important. You want the icons that you use to be instantly recognizable and immediately obvious – and you also want them to fit the overall visual aesthetic that you have for the site.

It’s important to get these right – and it can take a huge amount of time, patience and energy if you’re designing them from scratch. A badly designed (or badly chosen) icon can cause users of your web app to struggle to interact with it. If this happens often, or if the user is impatient, you may find that they’re more likely to give up and never return. The icons you use may appear small, but they can have an extraordinarily large impact on the success or failure of your app.

Luckily, there are some extremely talented designers who have done the hard work for you – and have kindly released their icon sets for free. We’ve brought together a collection of some extremely beautiful, detailed and stylish icon sets that can help to make your next project more user friendly. Good luck with using them, and make sure to check the licenses for each to ensure that you can use them in commercial projects, or if you need to attribute the designer.

Iconic

01-icons
 
[zilla_button url=”http://somerandomdude.com/work/iconic/” style=”red” size=”medium” type=”square” target=”_blank”] Source [/zilla_button]
 

Mini Glyphs

02-icons
 
[zilla_button url=”http://dribbble.com/shots/365544-Mini-glyphs-12-px-Free-PSD” style=”red” size=”medium” type=”square” target=”_blank”] Source [/zilla_button]
 

Bijou

03-icons
 
[zilla_button url=”http://bijou.im/” style=”red” size=”medium” type=”square” target=”_blank”] Source [/zilla_button]
 

Minimal Outline Icons

04-icons
 
[zilla_button url=”http://dribbble.com/shots/1028022-Minimal-Outline-Icons-Freebie” style=”red” size=”medium” type=”square” target=”_blank”] Source [/zilla_button]
 

44 Shades of Free Icons

05-icons
 
[zilla_button url=”http://dribbble.com/shots/885207-44-Shades-of-Free-Icons” style=”red” size=”medium” type=”square” target=”_blank”] Source [/zilla_button]
 

Gemicon

06-icons
 
[zilla_button url=”http://gemicon.net/” style=”red” size=”medium” type=”square” target=”_blank”] Source [/zilla_button]
 

Tactile Gesture Icons

07-icons
 
[zilla_button url=”http://dribbble.com/shots/1003537–Free-Tactile-Gesture-Icons” style=”red” size=”medium” type=”square” target=”_blank”] Source [/zilla_button]
 

Retina 16px Icons

08-icons
 
[zilla_button url=”http://dribbble.com/shots/587469-Free-16px-Broccolidryiconsaniconsetitisfullof-icons” style=”red” size=”medium” type=”square” target=”_blank”] Source [/zilla_button]
 

Clean Icons

09-icons
 
[zilla_button url=”http://www.icondeposit.com/theicondeposit:111″ style=”red” size=”medium” type=”square” target=”_blank”] Source [/zilla_button]
 

Flat Icons

10-icons
 
[zilla_button url=”http://dribbble.com/shots/1026069-20-Flat-Icons-Vector-PSD” style=”red” size=”medium” type=”square” target=”_blank”] Source [/zilla_button]
 

Erlen’s Social Media Icon Set

11-icons
 
[zilla_button url=”http://erlen.co.uk/2013/03/erlens-social-media-icon-set-to-download/” style=”red” size=”medium” type=”square” target=”_blank”] Source [/zilla_button]
 

Flat Icons

12-icons
 
[zilla_button url=”http://dribbble.com/shots/996783-Freebie-PSD-Flat-Icons” style=”red” size=”medium” type=”square” target=”_blank”] Source [/zilla_button]
 

Othericons

13-icons
 
[zilla_button url=”http://othericons.com/” style=”red” size=”medium” type=”square” target=”_blank”] Source [/zilla_button]
 

Flat file types

14-icons
 
[zilla_button url=”http://www.icondeposit.com/theicondeposit:122″ style=”red” size=”medium” type=”square” target=”_blank”] Source [/zilla_button]
 

Facebook Newsfeed Icons

15-icons

 
[zilla_button url=”http://dribbble.com/shots/977041-Facebook-Newsfeed-icons-Free-PSD” style=”red” size=”medium” type=”square” target=”_blank”] Source [/zilla_button]
 
 
 
 
Are there any beautifully designed, free icon sets that you’ve found that deserve to be included in our roundup? Let us know what you’ve found in the comments.

Get Our Feeds Delivered To Your Inbox

Like This Post

  1 Like

Feedback 2 Comments

  1. […] Free icon sets for your website […]

  2. […] A Roundup of Beautiful Free Icon Sets for Developers  […]


Leave a Reply