Top 3 Free Icons Websites
October 23, 2020
October 23, 2020
Creating icons or graphics can be very time consuming. Thus, these free resources come in handy whenever we need them. Thanks to the awesome artists and contributors out there, we get to enjoy these valuable assets. So, do attribute them, support them and give them some love to appreciate their efforts.
There are tons of free icons websites on internet. So, which works better?
The following list are my top 3 preferred free icons websites.
This has always been my go-to for free icons. This website offer both premium and free icons. Even with just free icons, you can find more than you need and the options are insanely a lot. The UI of the website is great and easy to navigate around.
What I love the most about this website is the capability to edit the icons. Colors, size, position and shape can be easily altered using their on-page editor. In addition, you can save or download the icon in various format such as PNG, SVG, PSD, EPS and even can be exported as CSS (Base 64 encoded image).
The only thing that annoys me are the ads scattered all around the website. It doesn't affect the usage a lot. But it's just irritating. If you opt for premium, all these ads will be removed. So, as free user, I can't complain much given the generosity of this website on free assets. I would still RECOMMEND this because of the amount of icon choices and the ease to use the website. +1
Icons8 is another great website for free icons. Similar to Flaticon, this website offer on-page editing capability.
The basic editing feature such as color is still available. However, it has several more options such as adding effects, text and overlay (only applicable if the selected icon has this option). As for file format download options, it has the basic PNG and SVG which is most needed by web designers. It has Base64 image as well. However, it is lacking the option for PSD and EPS which is not a big deal unless you are an Adobe software user. You can edit the icon externally as well using their graphic design software, Lunacy.
Comparing to Flaticon, the UI is not as intuitive (personal preference). But you will get used to it the more you use the website.
Nevertheless, it is still a very recommended website for free icons. You wouldn't go wrong with either one in this list.
First thing you might notice about IconFinder is no ads. Yes, NO ADS. Scrolling and browsing for icons in this website is so comfortable. No invasive ads, no unnecessary stuff, only focusing on what you need, ICON. IconFinder UI is very minimalist which make browsing and focusing very easy. Categories are neatly lined up on top and the next thing is look for the icon you need.
The choices for downloadable formats are pretty good. PNG, SVG, AI, Base64 and even ICO for favicon.
As for the icon editor, it's on a whole different level. It's like a mini express version of Adobe Illustrator with all the advanced features scrapped off. Comparing to the editing capability with the two above, this offers the most. If you always have the need to edit icon to match with your design, this might be the best choice. It's light and easy to use.
For editing, this is the most RECOMMENDED.
So, what you do think of the recommendations above?
I would say that you wouldn't go wrong with either one. Let me know your thought.