Free Icons: 49 Best Sites To Find Beautiful And Useful Free Icons

Are you looking for high quality icons for your web graphics?

Wouldn’t it be awesome if those icons were free?

Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve scoured the interwebs to find 50 of the best sites for free, but beautiful, icons. Definitely bookmark this resource, because it’s sure to become your go-to fave when finding icons for website design, web applications, infographics, and desktops.

But the uses don’t stop there.

You can also use icons found on these sites to spice up your social media images, to illustrate the information on your slideshows, to enhance your business cards and stationery, to brighten up your menus, or to make your flyer pop. And that’s not even an exhaustive list.

Did I mention that all of these icons are free to use? That said, be mindful that some sites may require attribution or a link back in exchange for using their graphic assets. Double check the terms of usage with each download because terms can change at any time.

If a site does require attribution, you can add a link back in your footer or on your About Me page.

Without further preamble, here’s a list of where to find icons for all your graphic design projects:

01. Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine is one of best resources for finding high quality, exclusive icons. Icon sets come in a variety of different formats, including SVG, PSD, and PNG. You’ll also find a range of attribution requirements, but most sets don’t require a link back.

02. Freepik

Freepik is a huge resource with a lot more than just icons. You’ll certainly find plenty of beautiful icons here and, as the name suggests, for free. Freepik does require attribution for each resource.

03. Gravual

If you need an icon for a personal project, Gravual offers two icon collections. The line icons are perfect for minimalists and come in two sets: kitchen tools and the great outdoors. To use these icons for commercial projects, be sure to contact first.

04. Flat Icon

Boosting the largest database of free vector icons, Flat Icon is brought to you by the same people who created Freepik. What makes Flat Icon unique is that you can convert icons into a downloadable font. Choosing and saving icons to your library is super easy. Attribution is required.

05. Behance

If you’re looking for designer quality icons by professionals, you’ll definitely want to stop by Behance. The icons you’ll find here are second to none, and there’s plenty to see. You’ll have to do some fancy searching to find exactly what you’re looking for, because Behance isn’t as search-friendly as other sites on this list. But, it’s well worth it to find the beautiful icons you have here.

06. Web Design Freebies

This site is packed with free icon sets for all corners of the Internet. It’s easy to look at sets at a glance with the organization on Web Design Freebies.

07. Captain Icon

Beautiful, free, and vector-based, the icons of Captain Icon are available in EPS, PSD, PNG, SVG, and Web Font. You can customize everything from color to size. Attribution is required, and you can use these icons on personal and commercial projects.

08. Good Stuff No Nonsense

As the name suggests, you’ll find quality icons here without wading through rubbish. The icons here are hand-drawn and absolutely free to use, no need to link back.

09. DeviantArt

DeviantArt is a vibrant community of artists with almost 200,000 free icons available for download. Attribution requirements range, so be sure to check it before downloading. Some artists also require that you are a member of the DeviantArt community.

10. Dribbble

Dribbble is a designer’s playground, with lots of well-crafted icon sets for your personal and commercial use. Not everyone tags their icons properly on Dribbble, so you’ll want to take your time to find the perfect asset.

11. Best PSD Freebies

Bringing you free PSD icons from all over the web, Best PSD Freebies allows you to download icon sets directly from their site.

12. Iconfinder

Searching for icons is easy on Iconfinder. You have access to half a million free and premium icons. Downloads are available in multiple sizes and file formats.

13. GraphicBurger

If you’re in the market for super cute icons you can’t find elsewhere, be sure to check out GraphicBurger. This site includes direct download, multiple file formats, and icon dimensions.

14. Designbeep

Instead of searching for graphics on multiple sites, head over to Designbeep where you’ll find icon sets from Freepik to Behance and everywhere in between.

15. Oxygenna

Perfection in the form of a freebie, you’ll find unique icons sets in PNG, PSD, and AI formats.

16. Dafont

That’s right. Along with fonts, you’ll find over 50 icon fonts that are easy to use when you download and install on your computer. Be sure to check the usage rights.

17. Free Goodies for Designers

Delightfully organized, Free Goodies for Designers offers PSD, SVG, and Vector icon sets for all your web uses.

18. Freebiesbug

Offering the latest in free graphic resources, you’ll find all the icons you could ever need on Freebiesbug.

19. Vecteezy

With almost 60 pages of vector-based icons at your disposal, Vecteezy is a must-see resource for finding the perfect asset for your project.

20. Iconmelon

This site is beautifully designed, easy to search, and perfect for adding directly to your website. Check out the handy instructions on the How to Use page for visual instructions.

21. PixelsMarket

You’ll find resources for all over the web on PixelsMarket, including lesser known sites.

22. GraphicsFuel

Offering free and premium resources, GraphicsFuel offers lots of colorful collections from across the web.

23. Fribly

Updated nearly daily, Fribly offers free icon sets from multiple designers.

24. Icojam

Looking for quality icons from a single design team? Check out Icojam for incredibly cute and incredibly free icons.

25. Blugraphic

Find PSD, PNG, and vector icons on Blugraphic. Although searching is limited to tags, you can subscribe to receive freebies via email weekly.

26. Icon Shock

With the tagline “freebies that don’t suck,” Icon Shock offers thousands of icons that are free for personal use. If you see an icon you’d like to use on a commercial project, you’ll pay a one-time fee.

27. CSS Author

CSS Author offers up a weekly round up of the best free icons on the web.

28. Creative Tail

Looking for fresh icons? Creative Tail curates sets that you may not see anywhere else.

29. All-Free-Download

Vector, PSD, PNG, and more, All-Free-Download offers easy search and direct downloads.

30. Ego Icons

Ego Icons offers over 1500 premium icons, with a freebie of 100 vector-based icons for your projects. Be sure to check out their sister sites on the top navigation bar for even more free icons.

31. AlienValley

More than just icons, AlienValley offers a wide assortment of graphic assets. You’ll find high quality icon sets you can’t find anywhere else, for the payment of your email address.

32. Dreamstale

Free icon sets for the price of attribution, Dreamstale offers premium quality icons.

33. DuckFiles

DuckFiles offers copyright-free icon sets for personal and commercial use. Use search for improved site functionality.

34. 1001 Free Downloads

Specializing in flat icons, you’ll find plenty of lovely and whimsical graphics on 1001 Free Downloads.

35. GraphicsBay

Beautiful resources, great organization, easy search, and direct downloads makes GraphicsBay.com a stellar choice for finding free icons.

36. Pixeden

Looking for free icons in multiple sizes? Pixeden offers a range from 16 x 16 to 512 x 512. Icons come in PNG format.

37. NounProject

Amazing search functionality, easy to download, and high quality icons. What more could you ask for? In exchange for free, you’ll have to give credit to the creator. You can also get unlimited royalty free icons for a monthly membership.

38. Iconmonstr

Simple design and available in multiple sizes, icons found on Iconmonstrs are free to use with absolutely no attribution required.

39. Fusionplate

Go here for weekly roundups of fresh, free icon sets.

40. Dryicons

Beautiful icons in various file formats and multiple sizes. For commercial use, you have the option to pay for a regular or extended license.

41. Glyphicons

Looking for minimalist, monochromatic icons and symbols? Check out Glyphicons for hundreds of free icons in PNG format.

42. MrIcons

MrIcons offers a large catalog of over 100 thousand icons from web interface to social media.

43. Entypo

With 400+ picograms, Entypo offers all of the icons you could possibly need for your graphic design. Icons are free for personal and commercial use, with an attribution requirement.

44. Endless Icons

Simple and elegantly crafted, icons on Endless Icons are available for download in PNG and SVG file format.

45. Iconic

Iconic is an open source icon set with over 200 marks. All icons are available in multiple formats, and no attribution is required.

46. IcoMoon App

A beautiful and easy to use icon library, IcoMoon features 4000+ custom designed vector icons. Find icons that are scalable and flexible.

47. Fontello

Simply pick and click the icons you’d like to download as a webfont. Fontello is incredibly user-friendly. Be sure to check individual creators for attribution requirements.

48. IconArchive

Searching IconArchive offers lightning fast search and well designed icons, many of which are public domain.

49. Squid Ink

Two thousand vector based icons that are scalable, colorful, and creative. For free, you’ll have access to 50 icons for use in unlimited personal and commercial projects.

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