If you are a graphic designer or web designer, it’s a must that you know and have many collection of icons. If you are an expert than you can make your own icon easily but of course it will time consuming. And now, there are tons of free icons out there, you just need to find them.
I want to share you websites that have more than 100K free icons. Yes, you can download it freely. And here is the best website to get them:
The Icon Archive is a categorized collection of high quality desktop & web icon sets. We currently host over 30,500 icons in 1073 sets from 255 icon authors. Icons can be used for Windows (XP, Vista, etc.), Macintosh (OSX, OS) and Linux (as PNG Files). Copyright of icons belong to original authors. Public usage license can be found on each icon set page.
IconFinder is an icon search engine which launched in 2007 with the goal to supply webdesigners and developers with icons. With millions on icons downloaded every month it is among the most popular icon sites.
3. FamFamFam Silk Icon
“Silk” is a smooth, free icon set, containing over 700 16-by-16 pixel icons in strokably-soft PNG format. Containing a large variety of icons, you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy. And all for a low low price of $0.00. You can’t say fairer than that.
IconPot lists web development icons which you are free to use. They are all free for personal/commercial use and no back-links required.
5. List from SmashingMagazine
Smashing Magazine is focused on design and web-development. We deliver useful information, latest trends and techniques, useful ideas, innovative approaches and tools.
6. List from Hongkiat
Design weblog for designers, bloggers and tech users. Covering useful tools, tutorials, tips and inspirational photos.