Rahul Mistry digs out the hidden treasures amongst the bewildering array of free icons available on the web.
Here are 30 noteworthy sets of free icons that would make a great addition to your arsenal and help to grab the user's attention.
Icons are a requirement for any web-related project but creating your own custom icons for each project is rarely practical as it's so time-consuming. On the other hand, finding those hidden treasures in a pool of tens of thousands of free icons also takes time.
There is a wide variety of free icons here: you'll definitely find at least a few sets that you can put to good use in your own projects, whether personal or commercial.
This is a great icon set if you're looking to create an international site, such as an e-shop or a travel blog. The set includes 195 free icons with round corners, free to use in both personal and commercial projects.
If you're running an e-shop and need some good looking payment icons to show the type of payment your shop accepts, then this is perfect for you. It includes 18 payment icons in PNG format, in the resolutions 32×32px-128×128px. Free to use in any type of project, personal or client work.
If you're a fan of Windows 8, you definitely need to check this free icons set out. The pack includes over 700 well designed and clean icons that are free to use for any type of project, whether personal or client work.
04. Modern UI Icons
Here's another fantastic free resource if you're looking for modern UI style icons for your Windows, Android or IOS app. Download the pack and you'll get over 1000 handcrafted flat icons including app bar icons for Windows phone.
An awesome set of 350 pixel perfect icons that are perfect for apps and websites. You can use then for both personal and commercial use and scale them to any size you need.
06. Supernova icons
Charming free icons for Android and iPhone that includes 19 diverse icons of 84x84px size.
07. 80 mini icons
Featuring 80 pixel perfect mini icons available in both PSD and Icon Font format. These clean and elegant icons are perfect for any project.
A variety of extremely useful icons that can be used for both personal and commercial projects.
Building your own site from scratch? If you want to keep it nice and simple, check out this great collection of 99 icons that are beautifully hand crafted for mobile, web and print projects. Keep in mind they're only free to use in personal projects.
10. Free flat icons
Fantastic set of flat designed icons that feature icons for calendars, emails, clocks, maps and more.
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