21 Best Icon Sets for Designing Web Apps

By / Jan 2, 2009 / Freebies

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



Tango Icon Library

Tango Icon Library

Aesthetica Icons

Aesthetica Icons

Diagona Icons by pinvoke

Diagona Icons

Fugue Icons by pinvoke

Fugue Icons



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









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.

  • http://www.theodin.co.uk THEODIN

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

    Thank you very much!!!!

  • http://www.wordpressology.com Wordpressology

    Awesome set!

  • http://henryjones.us Henry

    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.

  • http://www.internetovehry.cz Online hry

    Awesome set! One of the best.

  • http://www.megastarmedia.com social networking web design

    beautiful list …thanks!

  • http://binnyva.com/ Binny V A

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

  • http://www.tutoriais.emgrande.com cutt

    nice set… thanks

  • http://www.honourchick.com Honour Chick

    great compilation… thxs :)

  • http://www.omniweb.be/ Omni Web Solutions

    Nice, thank you!

  • ACE

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

  • http://projectautomatika.blogspot.com projectautomatika

    This will be useful for any work. Thanks!

  • http://swtspt.com/en/make-it-go/ swtspt

    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.

  • http://gnoted.com Gennice

    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!

  • http://www.ontronix.net Saladin

    Nice Icon sets thank u verry much! ^^

  • http://www.erskinedesign.com/ Gmt
  • http://airtaxitravels.com ri108

    that is good portofolio for my web…..

  • http://www.joyoge.com/ joyoge designers’ bookmark

    nice icons useful selections thanks..
    one new free rss icon set are link below
    all the best

  • http://www.himatansi.org titasix

    Awesome…more cool icons finally found !!

  • http://www.alessio.es/ Alessio

    Very nice, thanks. Useful for my job!

  • http://www.pliggs.com Geoserv

    Great list, I like the Simplicio ones the most.

  • http://www.GMoneyProfits.com Hamant Keval

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


  • Vijay39

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

  • http://trippwaller.com/blog Tripp

    This is a great resource. Thanks!

  • http://www.newskinz.com bebo

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

    Best regards

  • http://www.theageofnepotism.com Nebojsa

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

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  • http://icons.mysitemyway.com Roger

    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.

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  • http://www.webdev3000.com Web developer

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

  • Wimal

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

  • http://www.facefinance.com Personal finance blog

    […] 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 […]

  • http://www.nickandfinn.weebly.com Finn Kearns

    FAB-U-LAS SET!!!!

  • http://www.yekmobile.com yekmobile.com

    yoooohoooo This is a great resource. Thanks!

  • http://www.logostrike.com affordable logo design

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


  • superman!

    GREAT JOB! what ever i wanted !

  • http://www.cepbilgi.net cep telefonu

    😀 Thanks for your work.

  • http://www.icondrawer.com icondrawer.com

    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.

  • http://kalistaneoma.com kalista

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

  • http://www.persiantarah.com persiantarah

    very good collection tnx

  • http://www.psd-dude.com PsdDude

    Very nice list ! very useful , It deserves a bookmark

  • Larry

    One word: Cool!
    They’re all FREE?

  • http://www.yoomark.com yoomark

    A very good collection of icon.Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www,alibeigi.com alibeigi

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

  • dreamer101

    Thank you for the very helpful compilation! ^^

  • http://www.netway-media.com Birger

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