Where to get free app icons: top 24 sites

July 18, 2019
Free app icons to download - for both Android and iOS

Confused about where to find the best free app icons for your next design? Fear not! Here’s our unabridged list of the top 24 sites to find free app icons.

Finding the right icons that do the job and that provide your users with a fun, yet intuitive experience is easier said than done with the sheer abundance of choice out there these days.

Further compounding that issue is the fact that many icons are also available for free. Adding to that confusion is the issue of finding the right format. Some are available as SVGs, PNGs and PSD files, and some in just one file format.

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That’s why we’ve rounded up 24 of the best free app icons kits to make your search for the perfect icons as brief and as easy as possible. Read on to find the perfect free app icons for your next design.

Justinmind

If you’re an avid Justinmind user and are looking for the perfect set of free app icons for Android or iOS app prototypes, we’d recommend heading over to our UI kits page.

Free app icons to download - Justinmind icon UI kits iOS and Android

Using one of our free app icons kits is a sure-fire way to a stress-free prototyping experience as our icons kits already come pre-installed in Justinmind.

Among the UI kits available, you can find an Android Icons UI kit that’s full to the brim with icons which always reflect the latest Material Design trends. You’ll also see an iOS Icons UI kit that’ll ensure you’re using icons that are in line with Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines.

If you’d like to learn more about what you can do with Justinmind’s Icon kits, check out our UI Libraries for prototyping to get an in-depth explanation of each of the kits we offer.

By using the kits available to you on the UI kits page of Justinmind, you’ll ensure that you’re using icons that follow the universal language of both Android and iOS – icons that your users will easily recognize.

Icons 8

At Icons8 you can download hundreds of free app icons to suit all purposes for iOS and Android apps, as well as for Windows 10.

Free app icons to download - Icons8

For iOS, you can download glyphs in addition to filled and unfilled icons. For Android, you can download Material Design icons that are either filled, outlined, rounded or that have sharp edges. Icons for both platforms can come in color or in grayscale.

On this site, you download each of the free app icons separately, rather than as part of a pack. You can easily search the icons you need by categories and current trends.

Downloadable format: PNG

Iconfinder

Iconfinder gives you access to a whole plethora of categories where you can download free app icons.

Free app icons to download - Iconfinder

 

The various unique categories on offer include Logos & Brands, Business & Avatar, Fantasy and Role-playing, Space Flat – Galaxy, as well as Basic User Interface icons and Social Media.

You can download these cool app icons separately by clicking on them and choosing to download them in SVG, AI or PNG.

Downloadable format: SVG, PNG and AI

Nuceloapp

Nuceloapp gives you access to a test pack of over 60 free app icons. The packs available include a set of outline, glyph, color and mini icons.

Free app icons to download - Nucleoapp

Each cool app icon on this site is minimalist but classy in design and can fit a multitude of different scenarios. You can use them for scenarios like phone settings and utility functions, for ecommerce apps, education, communication and many more.

You can download the free app icons test pack as fully scalable SVGs.

Downloadable format: SVG

Iconarchive

Iconarchive gives you access to over a hundred pages of colored and outline app icons to download individually.

Free app icons to download - Iconarchive

Most of the free app icons are cartoonish but you can find some slightly more serious or neutral designs too. Overall though, we’d suggest this site if you want to download cool app icons to design a fun, lighthearted app for gaming or socializing.

Downloadable format: PNG

Findicons

In very similar fashion to Iconarchive above, Findicons.com provides you with several pages of quirky, fun and free app icons to download individually as you need.

Free app icons to download - Findicons

You can apply a filter to search for your icons on this site according to color, 3D, crystal and hand-drawn, in addition to whether or not they’re licensed for reuse. For each of the free app icons you can also set the background: you can choose from transparent, black, gray and white.

Downloadable format: PNG, ICO, ICNS

Sketch App Sources

Sketch App gives you a wide selection of free app icons to download for Sketch and is definitely the place to come to if you’re designing a niche app. It’s also a fantastic place to find icons for more generic purposes.

Free app icons to download - Sketch App Sources

You can download these free app icons in a wide variety of packs such as line and bold line icons, social media, furniture, Google Photo Illustrations and even Pokémon type icons! The different packs can be browsed by categories and tags.

Downloadable format: Sketch files

Material Design

The Material Design website itself is obviously your one-stop shop if you’re designing an app for Android and have that one feature that you’re not sure how to represent.

Free app icons to download - Material Design

You can search for the free app icons you need. For example, type “settings” and the site will bring you up a list of settings app icons. Among the styles you can choose from are Filled, Outlined, Rounded, Two-Tone and Sharp contrast. You can download each of these free app icons individually in SVG or PNG format.

Downloadable format: SVG or PNG

Dribbble

Dribbble, a website that any designer worth their salt will have heard of, features many great packs of free app icons to use for both personal and commercial use.

Free app icons to download - Dribbble

Most of the app icons sets have been created by other designers who share their work for free and you can download them as single PSD files, then manipulate each cool app icon separately in Photoshop.

Among the free app icon packs we recommend downloading are Enes Dal’s Geoph, Travis Avery’s 340 Freebies Touch Icon Set and Simple Line Icons by Mirko Monti.

Downloadable format: PSD

Ionicicons

Ionicicons provides you with professionally designed Material Design and iOS style free app icons to download for pretty much any kind of scenario imaginable.

Free app icons to download - Ionicicons

The Ionic Framework team made each icon on this website open source and downloadable individually as scalable SVG app icons for your designs.

All the free app icons are available in grayscale and include everything from sports, DIY, travel, social media, ecommerce and even brand logos.

Downloadable format: SVG

Roundicons

Roundicons offers you free vector icon packs that are available both for commercial and personal reuse, although they do require attribution.

Free app icons to download - Roundicons

Each icons pack comprises over a hundred icons taken from each of their premium packs. You’ll find a very large variety of free app icons – everything from business icon packs, minimal icons, solid lines, duotones and even a Game of Thrones pack!

Downloadable format: PNG and SVG

Freebies Bug

If you’re looking for simple, flat and minimalistic designs, Freebies Bug has two great free app icons packs readily available to download that we recommend: Amenities, by Dot on Paper and 80 stroke icons by Petras Nargela.

Free app icons to download - Freebiesbug

The icons in Amenities are, as the name suggests, to display services and facilities. They consist of simple filled and unfilled line icons and cover every scenario from disabled access to swimming and ironing.

80 stroke icons contains both large and mini stroke icons to represent the various functions and settings of a mobile device, such as location settings, email, browsing, downloading and saving, sharing and many more.

Downloadable format: PSD and SVG

Tympanus

Tympanus has a great free giveaway in the form of the Helium icon pack.

Free app icons to download - Tympanus

 

They called this free app icons pack Helium due to the way the finely shaded lines provide a glossy effect reminiscent to hot air balloons.

If you’re looking for a multi-purpose set of free app icons that are nicely designed, yet minimal and easy on the eyes, this is the perfect place to come to!

Downloadable format: SVG

Themify

Themify are offering up a pack of free app icons that consists of over 320 hand-drawn app icons for your designs.

Free app icons to download - Themify

Each and every app icon in the kit it is free for personal and commercial use.

The icons are minimalist, 2 dimensional and grayscale, leaving you lots of legroom to edit them as you choose or you can just leave them as they are. Check out Themify’s icons if you need anything for the following categories: arrows and directions, control icons, text editor, layout and brand logos.

Downloadable format: SVG

Squid Ink

On Squid Ink you can find a beautifully crafted selection of free app icons, ranging from detailed to simplistic, two dimensional icons that you can use for your mobile app designs. They designed each of their icons using vector shapes.

Free app icons to download - Squid Ink

Each icon from their free kit is pixel perfect and can be re-colored, re-sized and customized any way you want. Among the categories available are food and drinks, media, editing, social, utility and many more.

You can download a kit of 50 cool app icons for free, but have the option of making a donation of any sum you choose before downloading.

Downloadable format: SVG, PNG, PSD, EPS and AI

Smashing Magazine

Almost any designer will have heard of Smashing Magazine at some point and with good reason.

Free app icons to download - Smashing Magazine

It’s a great resource for everything from mobile to web design and now they’re providing free app icons packs – it doesn’t get much better than that!

Among the available app icon kits to download are Swifticons. Swifticons contains an extensive range of icon categories that are designed with a 60px grid for extra crispness.

Another cool app icons pack is Summer and Essentials. It comprises only quality, hand crafted flat icons with a complementary color scheme.

Downloadable format: PNG/SVG/EPS/PDF

Elegant Themes

If you’re looking for a clean set of pixel perfect line app icons to download completely free, look no further than Elegant Themes!

Free app icons to download - Elegant Themes

Elegant Theme’s latest pack – 100 Free Line-Style Icons does exactly what it says on the tin – superbly-drawn, minimalist line icons for almost every situation.

Each free app icon is easily modifiable and available to download as a pack of PNG assets with two different pixel sizes, one being optimized for retina display or as SVGs.

Downloadable format: SVG and PNG

Pixeden

If you happen to be in the market for a free downloadable set of pencil-thin stroke icons, Pixeden’s Stroke 7 icon pack is your best bet.

Free app icons to download - Pixeden

Each of the 202 free app icons in this kit come as fully scalable vectors and were inspired by the iOS7 system. With a minimalist design and easily resized and modifiable, this kit should be able to see your app design through nearly every scenario.

Downloadable format: SVG

IcoMoon

If you’re looking for a wide range of free app icons for any kind of situation in your user flow, why not try IcoMoon?

Free app icons to download - IcoMoon

Their free downloadable icon pack contains up to 490 handcrafted icons with a 16 pixel grid.

The great thing about IcoMoon’s free downloadable icon pack is that, apart from being easily modifiable, they are also optimized for use as Icon Fonts. You can also download the pack as high retina PNG files.

Downloadable format: SVG, PDF, EPS, Ai, PSD

Iconmonstr

If you’re looking for bold and simple icon designs, Iconmonstr is perfect. It enjoys a library of over hundreds of flat or solid free app icons that has new editions each month!

Free app icons to download - Iconmonstr

You’ll certainly have plenty of options for whatever scenario you need.

We recommend using these sorts of icons if you’re looking to design a fun app that will be used for gaming or socializing. Each exuberant icon can be downloaded individually and is on display in the library in two versions: Bold fill, heavyweight and lightweight.

Downloadable format: PSD, SVG, EPS and PNG

Aegeank.com

If you’re planning on designing a serious app for use in services such as banking, maps, email, as well as creative apps for cooking or social media, we recommend heading on over to Aegeank and downloading their free Sketch Active app icon pack.

Free app icons to download - Aegeank

Why? Because you get up to 360 icons, both in solid and outline versions (we say 720’s not bad). They are flat, lassy and minimalist in design. The pack can be downloaded as transparent PNG with a 60pixel grid, as well Sketch, AI and EPS.

Downloadable format: Sketch, PNG, AI and EPS

Open Iconic

Just like Aegeank above, Open Iconic is a great place to go if you’re looking for free app icons that can be used in more serious or neutral app designs.

Free app icons to download - Open Iconic

There are 223 cool app icons to choose from and each one is highly modifiable, providing a great foundation to adapt them to your own brand style and theme.

Open Iconic prize their icons on being “hyper legible”, meaning they can be seen down as far as 8 pixels. If you’re looking for small fonts, then this is definitely the place to come, with Open Iconic being up to 4x smaller than Font Awesome!

Downloadable format: SVG, PNG

iconSweets

If you’re looking for free app icons to download that have a sleek, artistic design, look no further than iconSweet’s extensive pack of over a thousand simple but attractive icons.

Free app icons to download - IconSweets

The free app icons in this pack all have a playful, yet crisp style, even at smaller scales. All icons in this stylish kit come with round outer borders that provide a nice contrast with straight edges.

If simple, minimalist, sleek and arty is what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place. The pack is downloadable in vectorized PSD files, with one file per set. You can individually manipulate each icon within Photoshop.

Downloadable format: PSD

Glyphish

Heading over to Glyphish, you’ll find that they offer a sample pack of 50 free app icons to download in the form of scalable vectors.

Free app icons to download - Glyphish

If you’re looking for a kit for iOS that contains every functional or utility icon you can think of, then we’d definitely recommend you try this free pack of easily modifiable, cool app icons.

Downloadable format: PNG, SVG

The wrap up

The free app icons that you choose for your next design will depend on a few different factors. Here are some points to consider:

  • What type of app will you be designing?
  • Will the tone be fun and lighthearted, or serious and deliberate?
  • Which design tool will you be using and what file format do you need?
  • What’s the general resolution that you’ll be designing for?
  • Is your intended audience likely to appreciate your choice of iconography?

Whichever avenue you go down, we hope this list was helpful and that you find the perfect free app icons for your designs.

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