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Icons and visual clues are important additions to any web app, but they can be difficult to create yourself because of the tiny dimensions.
Luckily there are stacks of free high-quality icon sets out there on the web, that have been created by talented designers. You can be sure that you’ll find almost any style of the icon you need in this collection of packs.
We gathered here different mini icon sets with various designs such as flags (for multi-language websites), common icons (print, save, download), and more. Most of these come in .ico files, vector EPS and even flash SWF formats. Also, they can be used on personal and community web sites, in free and open source software applications, but make sure you check their licenses individually.
Download them using the links below and add them to your freebies colleciton.
FamFamFam is your go-to site if you’re in need of a mini icon. This is the website of Mark James, a web developer from Birmingham, UK. This particular set contains 114 GIF icons which are free to use.
On Tutorial9 you can find this set of 108 nice mono icons. If you’re looking for a colorful icon you don’t have to worry, they can be easily customized. This pack is free for using in your personal and commercial projects and can be used without attribution.
Brand Spanking New also has a set of greyscale icons for anyone who has been good this year and will be in those yet to come. There are 113 10×10 greyscale icons in .gif format in this set.
This is another set FamFamFam has to offer you. If you’re ever in need of a flag icon you’ll definitely find the one you’re looking for in this set. This set contains 247 icons — in GIF and PNG formats. You will find most countries in the world as small pixel icons.
This new set from Sublink Interactive is as sweet as it can get. If you’re trying to find an icon with a clean and adorable design this is where you should have a look. These icons have clean and simple shapes an the set is made up of 120 icons, perfect for use in websites or apps.
This set from p.yusukekamiyamane contains so many icons it would be hard not to find the one you’re looking for. It has the huge amount of 3,570 icons in PNG format (16×16 pixels) + 352 bonus icons. Have a look!
This is a set of really nice icons from app-bits. They are free to use as long as you don’t alter or resell them. Icons come in 26px and Retina 52px sized PNGs and you can use them for commercial or personal projects.
Picol.org also has a nice library of icons but besides this set, you’ll find out they can help you create the icon of your dreams.
This is a bundle of mini icons that can be used in web design, mobile applications, and other projects. They are available in AI, EPS, PDF, PNG file formats.
These icons come in many sizes and colors and they were handcrafted just for you. This set contains so many icons it would be hard not to find the one you’re looking for. It is packed with 250 free icons in 5 sizes and 14 colors as well as its own icon font.
On defaulticon.com it is impossible not to find the icon you’re looking for. This site is a repository of minimal, black icons which can be used for UI design. Have a look on their website to see what they have in store for you!
This is a really cool set of icons from SEM Labs. You can use them for prints and web design as you please. There are 310 icons here, all 16 by 16 pixels, in PNG format.
Splashy Icons will definitely have the icon you’re looking for. This set contains at least 483 icons that come in all shapes and colors.
Designed with care, these free icons are a must-have for your next web project. Take a look at these 60 free mini icons you can download and use in your own projects.
This set is another monochrome example for icons. Even though they’re black and white they can be easily customized. The entire set contains 304 icons in 32-bit PNG format. They are all optimized for 16×16 pixel size and available in 16×16, 32×32 and 48×48 pixel sizes. It includes .ico files and vector icons in EPS and flash SWF formats. The set also includes transparent PNG versions.