20 Excellent Icon Sets for Application Design

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In our continued effort to find and deliver to you the best free design resources, we’ve compiled a list of 20 excellent icon sets for application design. Just like fonts and textures, you can’t have too many icons in your design library. In this collection you’ll find a variety of icon styles that should fit any type of application design.

Basic Set 2

application icons

iconSweets

application icons

Mini Icons

icons

Free iphone toolbar icons

application icons

Glyphish

application icons

Splashy Icons

Splashy Icons

Token

icons

Basic Set

application icons

WooFunction

icons

Vaga

Vaga

Pixelated

icons

Nixus

icons

Vaga Icon Set

application icons

FAMFAMFAM – Mini

FAMFAMFAM - Mini

Free web development icons #1

application icons

Free web development icons #2

application icons

Tango

Tango

Led Icon Set

free icons

FAMFAMFAM – Silk

FAMFAMFAM - Silk

Pixel LED Icon Set

Pixel LED Icon Set

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

29 Comments

  1. Chris Mower
    April 16, 2010

    Hey, thanks for sharing! This post came just in time. I’m working on a website re-design and am looking for icons just like these.

    1,000 points to you for punctuality, and another 1,000 for being so cool. Thanks!

    Reply
  2. Web Design Soul
    April 16, 2010

    Hey, these icon packs are great. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Martin Risseeuw
    April 16, 2010

    Thanks, great icons.

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  4. HD Guy
    April 16, 2010

    I love those minimalist icons. Could you make a round-up with those only? There aren’t too many around anyway.

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  5. Timothy
    April 16, 2010

    Nice list. I’ve used Token in a site before. But Glyphish looks really nice.

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  6. Manuel
    April 16, 2010

    Thanks for this list! My favorite is Token and the Mini-Icon-Set. There is any time a use for great icons ;-)

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  7. Abdelhadi Touil
    April 16, 2010

    Very nice collection. Icons make websites and application more easy to use and more adorable.
    Thanks.

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  8. Jordan Walker
    April 16, 2010

    This is a great list of resources for icons.

    Reply
  9. Robin
    April 16, 2010

    Great collection!

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  10. etcwd
    April 16, 2010

    thank you very much for these great icons

    Reply
  11. Kelly Justin
    April 16, 2010

    wonder list…really enjoyed watching it

    Reply
  12. lava360blog
    April 16, 2010

    u can’t design without icons these days. thanks for these great icons :-)

    Reply
  13. Aidan
    April 16, 2010

    Wow, great. I’m looking for some icons and this comes just handy.

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  14. Digital Pizza
    April 16, 2010

    Great and useful (for my reference)! I always like simple graphic icon!

    Reply
  15. Sean O
    April 16, 2010

    Missing is the best icon set of them all: Pinvoke.
    http://pinvoke.com

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  16. chestaz
    April 16, 2010

    really cool icon collection :)

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  17. Ray
    April 17, 2010

    Oh! You missed the following 2 great application icon sets!

    http://www.webappers.com/2008/02/12/webappers-released-free-web-application-icons-set/

    http://www.webiconset.com/application-icon-set/

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  18. Mario
    April 17, 2010

    thanks these great icon collection

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  19. ukm
    April 17, 2010

    Thank you
    great collections..

    Reply
  20. BebopDesigner
    April 17, 2010

    Wow, thanks! these are really handy

    Reply
  21. Chris
    April 17, 2010

    Excellent collection, very useful and professional. Thanks for sharing

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  22. lono
    April 27, 2010

    thanks for such a great collection of resources!!

    Reply
  23. Tom Dringer
    April 29, 2010

    These icon packs look great! Thanks!

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  24. Sedat Kumcu
    May 25, 2010

    thanks for this great collection. Best regards.

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  25. H1N1 vaccine
    July 19, 2010

    WooFunction – buttons like in MacOS :)

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  26. Packaging Design
    August 3, 2010

    Henry,
    Nice collections of Icon sets. Some of them are really good ones. Thanks for posting here.

    Ray,
    Thanks for referring nice source of icons, buddy.

    Reply
  27. Urviho
    September 1, 2010

    Nice collection :) Thanks

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  28. Jason
    February 1, 2011

    There are some great icon sets in this collection, my hats off to you for sourcing them.

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  29. Angelo
    January 2, 2012

    very useful icons sets (glyphish no 1)…great job

    Reply

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