Everybody loves free. This is especially true for something of value and the icons we’ve listed below have just that. If you’re a designer or developer, you can’t go wrong with adding some spice to your design or application using any of these icons.
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Created by Rogie King, this has to be one of the nicest sets of icons for social media, both in depth and quality. Each icon looks smashing and with over 40 social applications included, you should be covered.
Over the past couple of years, there has been a glut of free RSS based icons made available. Many were large and glossy and somewhat garish. Not these — this set contains 69 icons that are very tastefully done.
In the same vein, this set contains button icons for bookmarking services.
This unique set is hand drawn and consists of 20 icons for social web applications.
Another great looking group of social web application icons, all made to represent a polaroid photo.
From the same source, here’s another set based on these web services. This pack resembles iPhone application buttons.
A nice set of application icons, perfect for an online editor.
This a simple and clean set of 25 icons, all in vector format.
This is a more cartoonish set for use in an application.
Here’s a great set of detailed icons that could be used in an application or a new web design.
This is an exquisite set of all purpose icons that would nicely adorn a web application.
A gorgeous set of icons for mimicking the app buttons on the iPhone interface.
This site provides a lot of backgrounds and icon examples for working with the iPhone. They could also be used in other implementations as well.
This is a widely used set of icons that, as the creator describes, can be used for “Designed and carefully optimized for use on toolbars and tab bars in iPhone apps, they’re also perfect for Android apps, websites, t-shirts, tattoos and more.”
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An interesting set of 43 icons that cover a lot of different web and desktop tools.
A nice set of icons for everyone’s favourite web mail application.
Check out the full list of icons from this designer. Plenty to choose from, but here’s our favourites.
A nice set of photography related icons.
This site has a number of great free offerings that work well for web design.
Here’s a good all around set perfect for print or web design.
This one is a great set of financial related icons.
Another professional set that covers multiple themes.
And lastly, here’s a nice set based on Twitter.
This small batch of icons are perfect for any Rails-related projects.
Yes, I’m a sucker for icons of cups of coffee …
A funky batch of mixed icons in png and ico format.
Another interesting set, this one includes a lot of laptop and camera related icons.
This group of icons were intended for the Menu bar in OS X, but they actually work well in other situations.
Another set intended for use in OS X, there are PNG files included that would nicely spruce up a web design.
Consisting of 128 icons in dark and light, this beautiful set could be used in various forms of media.
The web can be wonderful place, especially when talented individuals share their hard work. I hope you enjoy putting some of the icons to good use!