30 Free Mini Icon Sets for Web Designers

When choosing an icon-set for your web design or application, you not only need to find a set that perfectly conveys complex functions in a simple and visually appealing way, they also need to meet a certain unifying criteria, relaying to the user that the icons are related to each other in some way.
Its not easy finding an icon set that meet these requirements, and its especially hard finding a mini sized set of icons due to the design difficulties in something so small.

As such, we have collected 30 of the best mini icon sets for your next web design or application project. The most popular sizes you will find are 12x12px and 16x16px, but you will also find some sets as small as 10x10px and some as large as 20x20px. They are also available in a variety of formats from .png and .gif to the easily editable .ai and .psd.
The one thing all of the sets have in common is that they have all been beautifully crafted and are all just sitting there waiting to be used in your next design project.

Vaga by Ten by Twenty

Vaga by Ten by Twenty
Download Page: Vaga by Ten by Twenty »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 60
Format(s): .png
Size(s): 16x16px
License: These icons may be used by the licensee in any personal or commercial projects (royalty-free) and may not be resold or redistributed.

spirit20 by 19eighty7

spirit20 by 19eighty7
Download Page: spirit20 by 19eighty7 »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 500
Size(s): 20x20px
Format(s): .png
License: Completely free to use for both personal and commercial projects. No attribution is required.

DEFAULT iCON by interactivemania

DEFAULT iCON by interactivemania
Download Page: DEFAULT iCON by interactivemania »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 110
Size(s): 16×16, 24×24, 32×32, 48×48, 64×64, 128×128 and 256x256px
Format(s): .eps, .png and .gif
License: Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0.

HoHoHo! Icon Set by Brand Spanking New

HoHoHo! Icon Set by Brand Spanking New
Download Page: HoHoHo! Icon Set by Brand Spanking New »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 113
Size(s): 10x10px
Format(s): .gif
License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Licence.

Diagona Icons by Yusuke Kamiyamane

Diagona Icons by Yusuke Kamiyamane
Download Page:Diagona Icons by Yusuke Kamiyamane »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 400
Size(s): 10x10px and 16x16px
Format(s): .png
License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Minimalist Pixel Icon Set by nclud

Minimalist Pixel Icon Set by nclud
Download Page: Minimalist Pixel Icon Set by nclud »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 26
Size(s): 10x10px
Format(s): .gif
License: Creative Commons Licence.

bwpx.icns by Paul Armstrong

bwpx.icns by Paul Armstrong
Download Page: bwpx.icns by Paul Armstrong »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 250
Size(s): 18x18px
Format(s): .gif
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License

Sweetie Icon Set by SubLink

Sweetie Icon Set by SubLink
Download Page: Sweetie Icon Set by SubLink »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 80
Size(s): 16x16px and 24x24px
Format(s): .png-24, .png-8 and .psd
License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0.

ExplodingBoy Pixel Icons by ExplodingBoy

ExplodingBoy Pixel Icons by ExplodingBoy
Download Page: ExplodingBoy Pixel Icons by ExplodingBoy »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 31 Icons in four colors (blue, pale blue, orange, and grey)
Size(s): 20x20px
Format(s): .gif
License: Unknown.

Splashy Icons by Splashy Fish

Splashy Icons by Splashy Fish
Download Page: Splashy Icons by Splashy Fish »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 483
Size(s): 16x16px
Format(s): .png
License: They are free to do whatever you want to do with it and no attribution is required.

Sanscons by Some Random Dude

Sanscons by Some Random Dude
Download Page: Sanscons by Some Random Dude »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 100
Size(s): 16×16, 32×32 and 64×64 (in 13 different colors)
Format(s): .gif and .png
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0.

Mini Icons by FamFamFam

Mini Icons by FamFamFam
Download Page: Mini Icons by FamFamFam »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 144
Size(s): 16x16px
Format(s): .gif
License: Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License.

Bitcons by Some Random Dude

Bitcons by Some Random Dude
Download Page: Bitcons by Some Random Dude »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 120
Size(s): 16×16, 32×32 and 64×64 (in 10 different colors)
Format(s): .gif and .png
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0.

Fugue Icons by Yusuke Kamiyamane

Fugue Icons by Yusuke Kamiyamane
Download Page: Fugue Icons by Yusuke Kamiyamane »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 2,941(!)
Size(s): 16x16px
Format(s): .png
License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Web Mini by Axialis Software

Web Mini by Axialis Software
Download Page: Web Mini by Axialis Software »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 237
Size(s): 16x16px
Format(s): .png, .gif and .ico
License: Creative Commons Attribution License.

Black & White Toolbar Icon Set by gentleface.com

Black & White Toolbar Icon Set by gentleface.com
Download Page: Black & White Toolbar Icon Set by gentleface.com »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 8 cursors and 236 icons (in both black and white color versions)
Size(s): 16×16, 32×32 and 48x48px
Format(s): .eps and .swf
License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial. The Royalty Free license costs $29.99.

Web Development Icons by Icojoy

Web Development Icons by Icojoy
Download Page: Web Development Icons by Icojoy »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 26
Size(s): 16x16px
Format(s): .ico, .icns, .tif, .gif, .bmp and .png
License: Unknown.

Silk Icons by FamFamFam

Silk Icons by FamFamFam
Download Page: Silk Icons by FamFamFam »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 700
Size(s): 16x16px
Format(s): .png
License: Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License.

Mini Pixel Icons by IconDock

Mini Pixel Icons by IconDock
Download Page: Mini Pixel Icons by IconDock »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 320
Size(s): 14x14px
Format(s): .gif
License: IconDocks License Agreement.

LED Icon Set by led24.de

LED Icon Set by led24.de
Download Page: LED Icon Set by led24.de »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 500
Size(s): 16x16px
Format(s): .png

Web Development Icons by kurumizawa

Web Development Icons by kurumizawa »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 26
Size(s): 16x16px
Format(s): .ico, .icns, .tif, .gif, .bmp and .png

Boolean: The Pixel Icon City by PraX-08

Boolean: The Pixel Icon City by PraX-08
Download Page: Boolean: The Pixel Icon City by PraX-08 »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 100
Size(s): 16x16px
Format(s): .png
License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

BacktoPixel by Icojoy

BacktoPixel by Icojoy
Download Page: BacktoPixel by Icojoy »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 75 icons in 10 Colors
Size(s): 9x9px, 18x18px and 28x28px
Format(s): png and .gif
License: These icons are free to use in any kind of project unlimited times.

Lullacons Pack 1 by Lullabot

Lullacons Pack 1 by Lullabot
Download Page: Lullacons Pack 1 by Lullabot »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 113
Size(s): 16x16px
Format(s): .png
License: GNU General Public License.

Tango Icon Library by the Tango Desktop Project

Tango Icon Library by the Tango Desktop Project
Download Page: Tango Icon Library by the Tango Desktop Project »

Interface Application Framework by webalys.com

Interface Application Framework by webalys.com
Download Page: Interface Application Framework by webalys.com »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 290
Size(s): 16x16px
Format(s): .ai
License: These icons are free for personal and commercial use.

Tiny Icon Factory by tacolab.com

Tiny Icon Factory by tacolab.com
Download Page: Tiny Icon Factory by tacolab.com »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 28,000(!)
Size(s): 13x13px
Format(s): .png

Icon Library by PICOL (Pictorial Communication Language)

Icon Library by PICOL (Pictorial Communication Language)
Download Page: Icon Library by PICOL (Pictorial Communication Language) »
Nu. of Icons in Set: 520
Size(s): 16x16px
Format(s): .png
License: Creative Commons-License BY-SA.

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