59 top free icons downloading resources/websites on the net

Web designers are in constant need of high quality icons which are hopefully free. There might be hundreds of places on the net from where they can search and find the icons. But not all of those provide great quality icons and not all are free.In this post, we have tried to aggregate the best resources on the net for downloading free icon sets.
The post is divided in 4 sections:
1. Posts by top blogs which provide high quality downloads of icons.
2. Search Engines to download free icons.
3. Resources for creating and playing with icons on the net.
4. Cool websites for downloading free icons.

1. Top articles/blog posts etc providing high quality icon sets for download : Here we have given a table with the title of the article and the name of the site on which it is posted. Just click on the Title and you can see the relevant article:-

No. Title From
1
35 really incredible free icon sets
Smashing Magazine
2
Collection of Free RSS feed Icons
Toxel.com
3
40 beautiful free icon sets
SixRevisions.com
4
165 Vector Icons

Gosquared.com
5
50 most beautiful icon sets created in 2008
Noupe.com
6
45 free design templates and PSD files
-
1stwebdesigner.com
7
Silk Companion icons
Damieng.com
8
Ultimate collection of free vector packs
Smashing Magazine
9
Tools icons, horror icons and twitter icons
Smashing Magazine
10
Mini Icons for web designers
Backtoessentials.com
11
21 best icon sets for designing web apps
Webdesignledger
12
60 free vector icon packs for design Professionals
Vectortuts.com
13
55 free high quality icon sets
Smashing Magazine
14
60 great icon sets for your blog
Problogdesign
15
100 remarkably beautiful twitter icons and buttons
Hongkiat.com
16
320 mini pixel icons
Ndesignstudio.com
17
23 awesome Christmas icon sets
Webdesignledger
18
Bright free stock iconset
Iconeden.com
19
Free web icons
Hiddenpixels.com
20
Free RSS icons list

Bloggingtips.com
21
Icons from the Crystal set by Everaldo Coelho
Wikimedia.or
22
Most popular icons on Deviantart
Deviantart.com
23
22 free essential icon sets
Dhtmlsite.com
24
30 best free icon sets for bloggers
Problogdesign.com
25
Function free icon sets
Wefunction.com

Missed out this one from Nerdbusiness in the above list

2.Top Search Engines To Download Free Icons: These are some search engines where you can type in your query and find the particular icon that you are looking for.

No. Search engine Remarks
26
Download Icons
Search- get download links-download
27
Icon Finder
Search and download
28
Iconlet
Search and Download
30
Iconlook
Search and download
31
Very Icon
Search and download
32
Icons Search
Search and download

3.Resources for creating and playing with icons on the net: These are some top websites where you can create icons (mainly favicons) on the fly . There are a couple of icon tutorials also .

No.

Website name and short summary

33
Favicon.cc – It is very easy to create new favicons online easily
on this site.
34
Getfavicon – Want to get  favicon of any site ? Just enter the URL of the site and get it..
35
Faviconcentre -Generate normal or animated favicons from any image. Just upload it
36
Eisbox.net -Want to Convert Windows icons to Mac OS X icons? Just use this site.
37
Rw-designer.com- Another site to create favicons online and download.
38
Gimp- This is a nice tutorial on  Gimp.com for creating icons
.
39
Spoongraphics – create vector RSS icon with illustrator
40
Sitepoint- learn to create XP style icons

4.Best websites to download free icons : These are some of the best websites where you can look for icons on various topics and download them for free. Some of these websites may also have paid sections -we have just tried to link to the free sections.

41
Iconspedia
51
Free Icons Web
42
Vista Icons
52
Iconator
43
Dry Icons
53
Inter Face Lift
44
Asp Net Icons
54
Icons Online
45
Top Icons
55
Icon Shock
46
Marvilla
56
Icon Bulk
47
Click Fire
57
Yellow Icons
48
Beauticons
58
Icon Base
49
Icon Archive
59
Gorts Icons
50
Bit Icons

Hope we have covered most of the top resources for providing icon downloads. Enjoy…

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