Top 50 Free Icon Sets from 2012

Over the last four years we have brought you the best 50 free icon sets from each year. And today, as 2012 comes to a close, we have put together our latest series, which we feel is our best by far.

As you would expect, you will find a selection of mobile app icons, glyphs & pictograms, mini sets, quality social services icons, and we have also included a top-notch selection of icon-fonts, which have taken the web by storm this year, and also some Metro styled icon sets, which do seem to be in vogue at the moment with the recent launch of Windows 8.

If you feel we have missed out any free icon sets from this year, could you let us know in the comments below.

Pyconic Icons

Pyconic free icon sets for designers

Number of Icons: 400
Format(s): .png
License: Free for personal and commercial use but you must always link to pyconic.com.

Pyconic Icons →

Icon Set

Icon Set free for designers

Number of Icons: 350
Format(s): .psd
License: Free for personal and commercial use

Icon Set →

Jigsoar Icons

Jigsoar Icons free for designers

Number of Icons: 60
Format(s): .png & .ai
License: Free for personal and commercial use

Jigsoar Icons →

Freshy Icons

Freshy Icons free for designers

Number of Icons: 99
Format(s): .psd

Freshy Icons →

Freecns

Freecns free for designers

Number of Icons: 230
Format(s): .png, .svg & .eps
License: Free for personal and commercial use

Freecns →

SweetiePlus

SweetiePlus freebie for web design

Number of Icons: 120
Format(s): .png
License: Free for personal and commercial use

SweetiePlus →

Other Icons

Other Icons freebie for web design

Number of Icons: 48
Format(s): .ai & .svg
License: Free for personal and commercial use

Other Icons →

Android Default Icons 4+

Android Default Icons 4+ freebie for web design

Format(s): .svg
License: Free for personal and commercial use

Android Default Icons 4+ →

Batch

Batch freebie for web design

Number of Icons: 300
Format(s): .psd, .svg, & .psd
License: Free for personal and commercial use

Batch →

Touch Gesture Icons

Touch Gesture Icons freebie for web design

Number of Icons: 18
Format(s): .psd & .eps
License: Free for personal and commercial use

Touch Gesture Icons →

Loop Icons

Loop Icons freebie for web design

Number of Icons: 100
Format(s): .psd & .png

Loop Icons →

Free Ui Icons

Free Ui Icons freebie for web design

Number of Icons: 168
Format(s): .psd

Free Ui Icons →

Free Icon Set

Free Icon Set freebie for web design

Number of Icons: 32
Format(s): .psd

Free Icon Set →

Lovelicon Set

Lovelicon Set freebie for web design

Number of Icons: 96
Format(s): .psd & .png

Lovelicon Set →

Application Icon Set

Application Icon Set for web design and development

Number of Icons: 120
Format(s): .psd, .png & .csh
License: Free for personal and commercial use

Application Icon Set →

Crisp Icon Set

Crisp Icon Set for web design and development

Number of Icons: 108
Format(s): .psd, .png & .csh
License: Free for personal and commercial use

Crisp Icon Set →

Icecreamcons (Pay with a tweet)

Icecreamcons for web design and development

Number of Icons: 96
Format(s): .psd

Icecreamcons →

Assorted Pixel-Perfect

Assorted Pixel-Perfect for web design and development

Number of Icons: 140
Format(s): .psd
License: Free for personal and commercial use

Assorted Pixel-Perfect →

Minicons

Minicons for web design and development

Number of Icons: 100
Format(s): .psd
License: Free for personal use

Minicons →

Secretpixels (Pay with a tweet)

Secretpixels for web design and development

Number of Icons: 50
Format(s): .psd

Secretpixels →

Glyph Icons PatriGlyphs

Glyph Icons PatriGlyphs for web design and development

Number of Icons: 50
Format(s): .png & .csh
License: Free for personal and commercial use

Glyph Icons PatriGlyphs →

16px Broccolidryiconsaniconsetitisfullof…Icons

16px Broccolidryiconsaniconsetitisfullof…Icons for web design and development

Number of Icons: 108
Format(s): .psd
License: Free for personal and commercial use

16px Broccolidryiconsaniconsetitisfullof…Icons →

Pixel UI Icon Set

Pixel UI Icon Set for web design and development

Number of Icons: 77
Format(s): .psd, .png & .csh
License: Free for personal and commercial use

Pixel UI Icon Set →

Micro Icon Set

Number of Icons: 110
Format(s): .psd, .png & .csh
License: Free for personal and commercial use

Micro Icon Set →

Pixiconz

Pixiconz for web design and development

Number of Icons: 33
Format(s): .psd

Pixiconz →

Glyph Icon Set

Glyph Icon Set free for web designers

Number of Icons: 60
Format(s): .psd
License: Free for personal and commercial use

Glyph Icon Set →

16px Icon Set

16px Icon Set free for web designers

Number of Icons: 40
Format(s): .psd
License: Free for personal and commercial use

16px Icon Set →

Colored Minicons

Colored Minicons free for web designers

Number of Icons: 25
Format(s): .png

Colored Minicons →

Modern Minimal Glyphs

Modern Minimal Glyphs free for web designers

Number of Icons: 30
Format(s): .psd, .csh & .svg
License: Free for personal and commercial use

Modern Minimal Glyphs →

Web Fonts

Metro UI CSS Icon Set – Web Font

Metro UI CSS Icon Set free for web designers

Number of Icons: 333

Metro UI CSS Icon Set →

Pictonic – Web Font

Pictonic free for web designers

Number of Icons: 257

Pictonic →

Entypo – Web Font

Entypo free for web designers

The Entypo Glyph Set contains 284 pictograms for regular design projects. The icons are available as EPS, PDF and PSD files as well as desktop typefaces (TrueType, OpenType) and web fonts.

Number of Icons: 284

Entypo →

Ligature Symbols – Web Font

Ligature Symbols free icon sets for web designers

Ligature Symbols is a free (licensed under the SIL Open Font License) icon webfont with ligature features. Designed by Kazuyuki Motoyama, there are over 250 icons in the set, covering every possible use and also includes 30+ common logos.

Number of Icons: 250

Ligature Symbols →

Foundation Icons Fonts – Web Font

Foundation Icons Fonts free for web designers

Foundation Icons Fonts →

Font Awesome – Web Font

Font Awesome free for web designers

Number of Icons: 220

Font Awesome →

Typicons – Web Font

Typicons free for 2012 designers

Typicons are a free-to-use vector icons embedded in a webfont kit. They pair a vector icon to a character (88 in total), then, using the CSS3 pseudo-selector ::before, the appropriate characters are bound to their respective classes.

Number of Icons: 88

Typicons →

Sosa Icon Font – Web Font

Sosa Icon Font free for 2012 designers

Sosa is an icon font from the guys at Ten by Twenty, that includes well over 120 icons. The download includes the .ttf .eot .svg & .woff files required to use via @font-face.

Number of Icons: 120

Sosa Icon Font →

Social Media Icon Font – Web Font

Social Media Icon Font free for 2012 designers

Number of Icons: 74

Social Media Icon Font →

Fontello – Web Font Tool

Fontello free for 2012 designers

Fontello is a web-based tool that allows you to combine many popular icon webfonts. With fontello you can shrink glyph collections, minimizing font size and merge symbols from several fonts into a single file.
Fontello comes with the following embedded set of icon fonts: Entypo, Font Awesome, Iconic, Typicons, Modern Pictograms, Meteocons, Fontelico, Web Symbols and Brandico

Fontello →

Font Custom – Web Font Tool

Font Custom is a tool that will generate custom icon webfonts from the comfort of the command line. It is very easy to use, all you have to do is create a directory for your svg and eps files. Then, on the command line, run: fontcustom watch /path/to/vectors

Font Custom will then create the font and CSS file. It will also continue to run and watch the folder for changes, so you don’t have to manually re-run it each time you update the vector set.

Font Custom →

Metro Icon Sets

Modern UI Icons

Modern UI Icons free icon sets for 2012 designers

Number of Icons: 791
Format(s): .design Source for Expression Design

Modern UI Icons →

Metro UI Dock Icon Set

Metro UI Dock Icon Set free for 2012 designers

Number of Icons: 600+
Format(s): .png
License: Free for personal and commercial use

Metro UI Dock Icon Set →

Metro2

Metro2 free for 2012 designers

Number of Icons: 100
Format(s): .ico & .png

Metro2 →

Social Icons

Social Retina Icon Pack

Social Retina Icon Pack free for 2012 designers

Number of Icons: 30
Format(s): .png

Social Retina Icon Pack →

FC Webicons Set

FC Webicons Set free for 2012 designers

FC Webicons is a set of resolution-independent social icons for use on your website. They use feature-detected SVG graphics (with PNG fallbacks) to display the icons over their appropriate negatively indented anchor titles.

FC Webicons Set →

Social Media Glyph Set

Social Media Glyph Set free for 2012 designers

Number of Icons: 30
Format(s): .psd, .png, .ai, .eps & @font-face
License: Free for personal and commercial use

Social Media Glyph Set →

Vector Social Media Icons

Vector Social Media Icons free for 2012 designers

Number of Icons: 110
Format(s): .psd
License: Free for personal and commercial use

Vector Social Media Icons →

Social Icons

Social Icons free for 2012 designers

Number of Icons: 48
Format(s): .eps
License: Free for personal and commercial use

Social Icons →

…and finally…

Iconify.it

Iconify.it free for 2012 designers

Influenced by the advertising art of the 1920’s and 30’s, Iconify.it is a collection of 600 royalty free vector icons of objects, ideas, and actions for the web and web applications.

Iconify.it →

One div

One div free for 2012 designers

One div aims to highlight the potential of CSS3 through a library of single element logos. All opf the icons on the website have been built in pure CSS with only one HTML <div>.

One div →

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