Free icons: 10 best sites to find beautiful and useful free icons

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Are you looking for high-quality, free icons for your web graphics? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

We’ve scoured the web to find 49 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 graphics 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 and free 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 free icons. You’ll certainly find plenty of beautiful icons here and, as the name suggests. 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

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

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