Top 50 Web Development, Design and Application Icon Sets from 2010

Its that time of year again where we take a look at the best and freely available icon sets for web and application developers. Its been a tremendous year, with many new high quality sets being released, all perfect for your next project.

The icons have been split into several categories, starting with the Awesome Packs, which is a round-up of our favorites, followed by the General category (which is a selection of multi-purpose sets), the Mobile developer category, the Minimal, Wireframe and Pictogram category, the Ecommerce category, and finally finishing up with a small selection of Social Bookmarking icon sets that would be perfect for any web design.

We feel we have researched and explored every possible avenue, but if you feel we have missed out an icon-set, we would love to hear about it in the comments.

PixeloPhilia Icon Set & PixeloPhilia2

PixeloPhilia Icon Set
License: These icon sets have been licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
PixeloPhilia →PixeloPhilia2 →

WPZOOM Developer Icon Set (154 Icons)

WPZOOM Developer Icon Set
License: You are allowed to use these icons anywhere you want, however they would highly appreciate if you would link to the original article.
WPZOOM Developer Icon Set →

Ultimate Free Web Designer’s Icon Set (750 Icons)

Ultimate Free Web Designer’s Icon Set
License: You can freely use this set for both private and commercial projects.
Ultimate Free Web Designer’s Icon Set →

The Graphs 2 (169 Icons)

The Graphs 2
License: The Graphs 2 has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
The Graphs 2 →

Frankfurt (266 Icons)

Frankfurt
License: These can be used in both in private & commercial projects and has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Frankfurt →

DEFAULT iCON (173 Icons)

DEFAULT iCON
License: Default Icon by interactivemania is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0.
DEFAULT iCON →

Fugue Updated (3000+ Icons)

Fugue Update
License: This set has been licensed under a Royalty-free license agreement.
Fugue Update →

Mantra (50 Icons)

Mantra
License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
Mantra →

Content Management System (CMS) Icon Set (12 Free Icons)

Content Management System Icon Set
License: You can use the set for all of your projects for free and without any restrictions. You can freely use it 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 Icon Set →

Reflection (200 Icons)

Reflection
License: You can use this set for personal and commercial projects, with attribution required.
Reflection →

Once (30 Icons)

Once
License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
Once →

Latté for Developers (17 Icons)

Latté for Developers
Latté for Developers →

Designer Icons (12 Icons)

Designer Icons
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 →

Project Icons (182 Icons)

Project Icons
License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Project Icons →

Icons from PinkMoustache.net (120 Icons)

Icons from PinkMoustache.net
Icons from PinkMoustache.net →

Childish (60 Icons)

Childish
License: All icons are free to use for both personal and commercial purposes, with attribution required (you can waive the attribution requirement by paying a small fee).
Childish →

Circular Icons (100+ Icons)

Circular Icons
Circular Icons →

Bremen (246 Icons)

Bremen
License: These can be used in both in private & commercial projects and has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Bremen →

The Go Green! Icon Set (108 Icons)

The Go Green! Icon Set
License: The Go Green! Icon Set is free to use for both your personal and commercial projects but may not be sold or redistributed.
The Go Green! Icon Set →

Faenza (44 Icons)

Faenza
Faenza →

iPhone Style Sidebar Icons (22 Icons)

iPhone Style Sidebar Icons
iPhone Style Sidebar Icons →

Mobile Berries (80 Icons)

Mobile Berries
Mobile Berries →

Great Web Button Set (200 Icons)

Great Web Button Set
License: You can freely use these buttons for both your private and commercial projects, including software, online services, templates and themes. However, the set may not be resold, sub licensed, transferred or otherwise made available for use.
Great Web Button Set →

NIXUS Icon Pack (60 Icons)

NIXUS Icon Pack
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.
NIXUS Icon Pack →

Business Icons (26 Icons)

Business Icons
Business Icons →

Flag Icon Set (2400 Icons)

Flag Icon Set
License: These icons are donationware.
Flag Icon Set →

E-Commerce Icons (30 Icons)

E-Commerce Icons
License: This E-Commerce Icons have been released as a royalty-free set with the limitation that you cannot redistribute or resell the files themselves.
E-Commerce Icons →

Payment Icons Set (18 Icons)

Payment Icons Set
Payment Icons Set →

Payment Method Icon Set (48 Icons)

Payment Method Icon Set
License: The icons are entirely free for personal or commercial use.
Payment Method Icon Set →

NounProject (32 Icons)

NounProject
NounProject →

Iconic (136 Icons)

Iconic
License: This set is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license.
Iconic →

Marker-Style Icons (20 Icons)

Marker-Style Icons
License: This icon set is released under is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
Marker-Style Icons →

Designmoo Pictograms (48 Icons)

Designmoo Pictograms
Designmoo Pictograms →

gCons (100 Icons)

gCons
License: This set has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence but you don’t have to link back in your web sites if you don’t want to.
gCons →

Tabs – Interface Icons (32 Icons)

Tabs - Interface Icons
Tabs – Interface Icons →

Dusseldorf (438 Icons)

Dusseldorf
License: These can be used in both in private & commercial projects and has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Dusseldorf →

Dortmund (750 Icons)

Dortmund
License: These can be used in both in private & commercial projects and has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Dortmund →

Monochrome Symbols Icon Set (20 Icons)

Monochrome Symbols Icon Set
Monochrome Symbols Icon Set →

Gentleface (244 Icons)

Gentleface
License: Gentleface has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial — FREE. It 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. You can buy a Royalty Free license for $29.99.
Gentleface →

Minimalist Pixel Icon Set (26 Icons)

Minimalist Pixel Icon Set
License: These icons are licenced under a Creative Commons licence, so you are free to do whatever you want with them.
Minimalist Pixel Icon Set →

Android Icons Set 2 (30 Icons)

Android Icons Set 2
License: There is no license attached to this work. You are free to use them with or without modification.
Android Icons Set 2 →

themr iPhone Icons (73 Icons)

themr iPhone Icons
themr iPhone Icons →

iDroid for Android (52 Icons)

iDroid for Android
License: These icons can only be used personal use only.
iDroid for Android →

Gesturecons – Multi-Touch Icons

Gesturecons - Multi-Touch Icons
License: Free for all wire-framing purposes and for any reasonable non-commercial purpose, not free to use within your commercial projects.
Gesturecons – Multi-Touch Icons →

Android Style Icons R1 (17 Icons)

Android Style Icons R1
Android Style Icons R1 →

HTC Sense UI 2.1 Icons (22 Icons)

HTC Sense UI 2.1 Icons
HTC Sense UI 2.1 Icons →

Vector Social Media Icons – Update (80 Icons)

Vector Social Media Icons - Update
License: Free to use for whatever purposes.
Vector Social Media Icons – Update →

Buddycons (126 Icons)

Buddycons
License: These icons are free to use for personal and commercial usage, however, redistribution is not allowed
Buddycons →

WPZOOM Social Networking Icon Set (500 Icons)

WPZOOM Social Networking Icon Set
WPZOOM Social Networking Icon Set →

Socialmonochromicons v.2.5 (155 Icons)

Socialmonochromicons v.2.5
License: Elegant UI is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
Socialmonochromicons →

Elegant Themes Social Media Icon Set (42 Icons)

Elegant Themes Social Media Icon Set
Elegant Themes Social Media Icon Set →

MediaLoot Social Media And Blogging Icon Set (65 Icons)

MediaLoot Social Media And Blogging Icon Set
MediaLoot Social Media And Blogging Icon Set →

Iconshock Social Icons (50 Icons)

Iconshock Social Icons
Iconshock Social Icons →

Eloquence! Icon Set (75 Icons)

Eloquence! Icon Set
Eloquence! Icon Set →

Peculiar – Pure CSS Icon Set (45 Icons)

Peculiar - Pure CSS Icon Set
Peculiar is icon package made only in CSS. It was 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.

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 (USD) and gives you the right to use the pictograms on unlimited sites and/or web applications.
Peculiar – Pure CSS Icon Set →

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