Icons are the new “in” thing for visuals. In a world where you need to be neutral all the time, icons are a godsend since they are neutral by nature. Another reason to use icons is that they look great in small sizes, and they also use fewer resources to display. The fact that they go well with contemporary flat and minimal design trends gets you extra brownie points!
On this page, you'll find links to various sites that allow download of free icons. However, do make sure whether the source you choose allows commercial use or not. Some sites allow free downloads only for non-commercial usage while others provide unrestricted use of all icons. You may also want to explore our Icons and Symbols for PowerPoint product that contains 230+ icons and symbols as part of this collection. Each of these icons comes in 8 color variants.
Smashing Magazine, of course, is known for so much more than just icons. Moreover, it was incredible to find that they also provide new icons all the time. So, we are providing you with a link that will get updated all the time with icons, and also some other freebies.
The Noun Project site provides over 3 million icons. The free plan requires attribution whereas the paid plans do not.
Freepik has an enormous collection of icons that can be used for both personal and commercial use. They provide these icons in PNG, EPS, and SVG file formats.
Flat Icon has so many icons, and they are all free. Icons are also available as web fonts.
Iconfinder has many icons but not all are free. Also, look carefully if you can use the icons commercially, or are they being distributed via a Creative Commons license.
Health icons is a vertical icon site with health-related visuals. Icons can be downloaded as SVGs or PNGs.
GraphicBurger provides an amazing number of icons, for both personal and commercial use.
Good Stuff No Nonsense
Good Stuff No Nonsense specializes in hand drawn, organic icons.
DeviantArt has a treasure trove of user-submitted art.
Dribbble is another user community with plenty of icons.