30 Fresh and Free Icon Sets for Designers and Developers

As we like to do every few months, in this article you will find a comprehensive round-up of the best and freshest icon sets for designers and developers. As well as the popular icon categories – general purpose developer sets, mini-pixel sets, pictograms and social media and service icon sets – we have also introduced a new category into this round-up: The Super Icon-Set. Perhaps this title is a little bit ambitious, but when you have a look at the ‘Super’ sets below, what else could you call them?

The Super Icon-Sets

The Graphs 2

The Graphs 2
This is the second release of "The Graphs"! With 169 vector icons it is by far and away the largest and the most flexible graph icon collection on the web. With the power of Scalable Vector Graphics you can use these icons directly into your web pages. You can change colors, re-size elements, replace objects, make adjustments, make new combinations – All of these icons are completely editable.
Format(s): .ai & .svg
License: The Graphs 2 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
The Graphs 2 →

260 Free Vectors Icons (User Interface Design Framework)

260 Free Vectors Icons (User Interface Design Framework)
This amazing resource consists not only of the 260 free vector highlighted here, but also a collection of GUI web elements and 200 graphic styles for buttons, navigation menus and panels.
Format(s): .ai
Sizes: Based on a precise 16 pixels grid.
License: This framework has been released as a complete web designer kit for free, even for commercial use. You are only required to link back to the source if you use the elements, icons or styles on an online website
260 Free Vectors Icons (User Interface Design Framework) →

Ultimate Free Web Designer’s Icon Set

Ultimate Free Web Designer’s Icon Set
The set consists of 750 web application icons, user interface icons, e-commerce icons, general use icons, desktop icons, blog icons, smiley icons, button icons, keyboard icons, national flags icons, popular online services icons and many others.
Format(s): .psd & .png
Sizes: 48x48px
License: You can freely use this icon set for both your private and commercial projects, including software, online services, templates and themes.
Ultimate Free Web Designer’s Icon Set →

Pictogram & Toolbar Icon-Sets

Peculiar

Peculiar
Peculiar is an icon package made with only CSS. They have been created for sites and web applications that depend on fewer HTTP requests as possible or don't need to use any image at all. The package contains 45 pictograms that are available in 16pixels size.
Format(s): .css
License: Peculiar is available for free for educational purposes only. Otherwise, for any personal or commercial work a license must be bought. The license costs $25 and gives you the right to use the pictograms on unlimited sites and/or web applications.
Peculiar →

342 Vector Icons designed by Mike Brisk

342 Vector Icons designed by Mike Brisk
Format(s): .ai
License: This work has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
342 Vector Icons designed by Mike Brisk →

Toolbar Icons for Interface or GUI Designer (244 Icons)

Toolbar Icons for Interface or GUI Designer (244 Icons)
This is a latest version of the Gentleface Toolbar Icon Set made for interface (gui) desginer. These icons can be used for wireframes and software mockups creation, websites and software applications toolbars and menus including iPhone and iPod apps. You'll find a set of 8 cursors and 236 icons in black and white color versions. The icons include pagination arrows, ratings and voting controls, social interaction symbols file system and text editor actions.
Format(s): .png & .swf
Sizes: 16x16px, 32x32px and 48x48px
License: Allows for use in wireframes, on personal and community web sites, in free and open source software applications and other types of non-commercial usage. (The Royalty Free license costs $29.99)
Toolbar Icons for Interface or GUI Designer (244 Icons) →

Monochrome Symbols Icon Set

Monochrome Symbols Icon Set
Format(s): .ai, .png & .psd
License: MediaLoot License Agreement”>.
Monochrome Symbols Icon Set →

gcons

gcons
gcons is a comprehensive collection of 100 creative, open source and multi-purpose icons in 12 colors for the web and desktop applications.
Format(s):
Sizes: 32x32px
Format(s): .psd, .png, .jpg & .gif
License: gcons is free for personal and commercial designs / applications but the icons may not be sold, sublicensed, rented or transferred.
gcons →

Reflection (208 icons)

Reflection (208 icons)
Format(s): .ai & .png
Sizes: 128x128px
License: These icons are available free of charge for personal and commercial projects, with attribution required.
Reflection (208 icons) →

Socialmonochromicons v.2 (150 Icons)

Socialmonochromicons v.2 (150 Icons)
Format(s): .eps & .png
License: Socialmonochromicons by Elegant UI is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
Socialmonochromicons v.2 (150 Icons) →

General Designer & Developer Icon-Sets

Eloquence! (75 Icons

Eloquence! (75 Icons)
Format(s): .png
Sizes: 32x32px
License: Free for commercial use. Redistribution is prohibited.
Eloquence! (75 Icons) →

Project Icons (175 Icons)

Project Icons (175 Icons)
Format(s): .png, .ico & .icns
Sizes: 32x32px
License: These icons are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. For more info and suggested attribution format, read the downloads included license document.
Project Icons (175 Icons) →

Toolbar Icon Set & Toolbar Icon Set 2

Toolbar Icon Set (70 Icons)Toolbar Icon Set 2
Format(s): .png, .ico & .icns
Sizes: 32x32px
License: These icons are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Toolbar Icon Set (70 Icons) →
Toolbar Icon Set 2 →

PixeloPhilia & PixeloPhilia2

PixeloPhiliaPixeloPhilia2
Format(s): .png
Sizes: 32x32px
License: These icons have been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
PixeloPhilia →
PixeloPhilia2 →

Simple But Sophisticated App Icon Set

Simple But Sophisticated App Icon Set
Format(s): .png
Sizes: 16x16px, 32x32px & 64x64px
License: These icons can be used in commercial and non commercial design projects. You may NOT modify and redistribute or sell this icon set.
Simple But Sophisticated App Icon Set →

Faenza Icons (300+ Icons)

Faenza Icons (300+ Icons)
Format(s): 16x16px, 22x22px, 24x24px, 32x32px & 48x48px
Sizes: .png & .svg
License: This work is released under the GNU/GPL license.
Faenza Icons (300+ Icons) →

Designer Icons

Designer Icons
Format(s): .png
Sizes: 32x32px
License: This Free Icon Pack is for use in your personal and commercial projects, and can be used without attribution. It may not be redistributed.
Designer Icons →

Icons Project

Icons Project
Format(s): .png
Sizes: 16x16px & 32x32px
License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Icons Project →

iPhone Style Sidebar Icons

iPhone Style Sidebar Icons
Format(s): .png
Sizes: 32x32px
License: Free
iPhone Style Sidebar Icons →

Content Management System (CMS) Icon Set

Content Management System (CMS) Icon Set
Format(s): .png
Sizes: 48x48px
License: You can freely usethese icons for both your private and commercial projects, including software, online services, templates and themes. The set may not be resold, sublicensed or rented.
Content Management System (CMS) Icon Set →

ComFi Telecom Icons

ComFi Telecom Icons
Format(s): .png
Sizes: 32x32px
License: The icons are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
ComFi Telecom Icons →

High-Res Browser Icons

High-Res Browser Icons
Format(s): .png
Sizes: 16x16px, 32x32px, 64x64px, 128x128px & 256x256px
High-Res Browser Icons →

Mobile Application Icon-Sets

Mobile Berries (80 Icons)

Mobile Berries (80 Icons)
Format(s): .png
Sizes: 64x64px
License: View License Agreement from templay.de.
Mobile Berries (80 Icons) →

Multitouch Gesture Library and Illustrations

Multitouch Gesture Library and Illustrations
The GestureWorks multitouch authoring environment for Flash and Flex ships with a library of unique gestures.
The library has been built upon an open source gesture framework, allowing developers to customize and extend the “gesture object” to create support for new gestures. This gives the developer the flexibility to customize gestures to suit the project, and, as new gestures become common, they can be easily incorporated, helping to “future proof” your applications.
License: Library released under a FreeBSD license.
Multitouch Gesture Library and Illustrations →

Social Media Icon-Sets

Icons : 19eighty7

Icons : 19eighty7
Format(s): .png
Sizes: 20x20px
License: This icon set is completely free to use for both personal and commercial projects. No attribution is required.
Icons : 19eighty7 →

iPhone 4 Mini Icons

iPhone 4 Mini Icons
Format(s): .ai & .png
Sizes: 64x64px, 128x128px, 256x256px & 512x512px
License: The icons and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license and can be download for free for personal and commercial use.
iPhone 4 Mini Icons →

Tag Style Social Media Icons

Tag Style Social Media Icons
Tag Style Social Media Icons →

Social Media Balloons

Social Media Balloons
Format(s): .ai & .png
Sizes: 64x64px, 128x128px, 256x256px & 512x512px
License: The icons and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license and can be download for free for personal and commercial use.
Social Media Balloons →

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