21 Best Icon Sets for Designing Web Apps

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When designing a web application, it’s important to make sure the user interface is easy to use. Using icons along side navigation links is one key ingredient to achieving this. But Instead of creating icon sets from scratch, which can be very time consuming, why not use icons that have already been created for you. Here are some of the best icon sets out there for use in web application designs.

Jonas Rask Design Icons for Developers

Jonas Rask Design Icons for Developers

ASP.NET Icons

ASP.NET Icons

Tango Icon Library

Tango Icon Library

Aesthetica Icons

Aesthetica Icons

Diagona Icons by pinvoke

Diagona Icons

Fugue Icons by pinvoke

Fugue Icons

FAMFAMFAM – Silk

FAMFAMFAM - Silk

Web Application Icons Set

Web Application Icons Set

Coquette Icons

Coquette Icons

Free web development icons #4 SE

Free web development icons #4 SE

Developpers Icons

Developpers Icons

Knob Buttons Toolbar icons

Knob Buttons Toolbar icons

Simplistica Icons

Simplistica Icons

Function Icon Set

Function Icon Set

Milky

Milky

Simplicio

Simplicio

Fresh

Fresh

FAMFAMFAM – Mini

FAMFAMFAM - Mini

Crystal Clear

Crystal Clear

Monofactor Vector Icons

Monofactor Vector Icons

IVista Icon Pack 2

IVista Icon Pack 2

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.

45 Comments

  1. THEODIN
    January 2, 2009

    Finally some icon sets that look great and I could actually use on a project!

    Thank you very much!!!!

    Reply
  2. Wordpressology
    January 2, 2009

    Awesome set!

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  3. Henry
    January 2, 2009

    THEODIN – Glad you like them. That is exactly why I created this post. It seems like most of the icons you see today look amazing, but have limited “real world” use. These look great and can be used in many different kinds of applications.

    Reply
  4. Online hry
    January 2, 2009

    Awesome set! One of the best.

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  5. social networking web design
    January 3, 2009

    beautiful list …thanks!

    Reply
  6. Binny V A
    January 3, 2009

    Nice list. I have also made such a list for free icon sets. Take a look.

    Reply
  7. cutt
    January 3, 2009

    nice set… thanks

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  8. Honour Chick
    January 3, 2009

    great compilation… thxs :)

    Reply
  9. Omni Web Solutions
    January 3, 2009

    Nice, thank you!

    Reply
  10. ACE
    January 3, 2009

    Nice collection. I also goto http://icons16x16.com/ for web design icons

    Reply
  11. projectautomatika
    January 3, 2009

    This will be useful for any work. Thanks!

    Reply
  12. swtspt
    January 4, 2009

    Thank you for assembling this resource! I am going to use Simplistica for a project here in Japan. By the way, I got here via Douglas Karr’s blog.

    Reply
  13. Gennice
    January 4, 2009

    Wow! What a great list of icons… And just in time! I really needed something like this for my new web app.

    Thanks a ton!

    Reply
  14. Saladin
    January 4, 2009

    Nice Icon sets thank u verry much! ^^

    Reply
  15. Gmt
    January 4, 2009

    This is a good collection of icons here:

    http://www.backtoessentials.com/graphics/mini-icons-for-web-designers/

    Reply
  16. ri108
    January 4, 2009

    that is good portofolio for my web…..

    Reply
  17. joyoge designers’ bookmark
    January 5, 2009

    nice icons useful selections thanks..
    one new free rss icon set are link below
    http://www.joyologo.com/product.php?id_product=55
    all the best

    Reply
  18. titasix
    January 6, 2009

    Awesome…more cool icons finally found !!
    Thanks….

    Reply
  19. Alessio
    January 9, 2009

    Very nice, thanks. Useful for my job!

    Reply
  20. Geoserv
    January 13, 2009

    Great list, I like the Simplicio ones the most.

    Reply
  21. Hamant Keval
    January 14, 2009

    Incredible Sets
    Many thanks for putting them all up for us
    Many thanks

    Hamant

    Reply
  22. Vijay39
    January 17, 2009

    What a fantastic collection of high quality icons; great work guys, thanks a lot! : )

    Reply
  23. Tripp
    January 20, 2009

    This is a great resource. Thanks!

    Reply
  24. bebo
    January 21, 2009

    Hey, thanks for the upload, these are very proffesional looking icons.

    Best regards

    Reply
  25. Nebojsa
    February 9, 2009

    Milky, Fresh and Simplicio are one of my favourites. Good choice.

    Reply
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    March 16, 2009

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  27. Roger
    March 25, 2009

    You may also want to check out http://icons.mysitemyway.com. Close to 4,000 free icons in sets of at least 140 icons per set. Free for commercial use. No attribution required. Can use contact form on site to request free PSD’s so you can create your own.

    Reply
  28. 22 Extremely Well Written Icon Design Tutorials | Web Design Ledger
    June 1, 2009

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  29. Web developer
    June 9, 2009

    Great icon collections. I think you’ll find what you need.

    Reply
  30. Wimal
    June 11, 2009

    This is hell of an amazing site. what can I say…one more great collection of ICON sets. Thanx a lot.

    Reply
  31. Personal finance blog
    August 6, 2009

    [...] many different sizes and styles, some are flat and solid colors, while others can be very detailed. Icons in web design are often used to enhance content and navigation, but the ones in this post are so detailed that [...]

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  32. Finn Kearns
    August 17, 2009

    FAB-U-LAS SET!!!!

    Reply
  33. yekmobile.com
    August 25, 2009

    yoooohoooo This is a great resource. Thanks!

    Reply
  34. affordable logo design
    September 7, 2009

    awesome icon sets! very valuable post…i will bookmark it.

    thanks

    Reply
  35. superman!
    September 11, 2009

    GREAT JOB! what ever i wanted !

    Reply
  36. cep telefonu
    September 28, 2009

    :D Thanks for your work.

    Reply
  37. icondrawer.com
    October 21, 2009

    Yeah, nice sets, but every set is too small to design completely perfect applications or websites.
    Visit, for example, http://www.icondrawer.com and see, how to create gorgeous icon sets.

    Reply
  38. kalista
    December 29, 2009

    duno what to say, it’s great, complete icon set that i was looking for, thank you.

    Reply
  39. persiantarah
    January 12, 2010

    very good collection tnx

    Reply
  40. PsdDude
    April 13, 2010

    Very nice list ! very useful , It deserves a bookmark

    Reply
  41. Larry
    April 27, 2010

    One word: Cool!
    They’re all FREE?

    Reply
  42. yoomark
    May 6, 2010

    A very good collection of icon.Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
  43. alibeigi
    June 15, 2010

    Good collection. Gotta grab some of these and check them out

    Reply
  44. dreamer101
    July 29, 2010

    Thank you for the very helpful compilation! ^^

    Reply
  45. Birger
    August 9, 2010

    Thanks for the sets! Very useful stuff. Sure I will be using some of those in the future!

    Reply

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