The website IconFinder.com has become a staple source of icons for designers of web and computer content.
We can safely say this is the best place online to search, sort, filter, and find icons for any occasion.
The site was until more recently located at the .net address, but seems to be doing well enough now that they could afford to buy the .com version that looked to be parked or squatted on.
OK, so whats so good about this site that we would take the time to write an article about? Well we’ll tell you about some of there features.
IconFinder.com gives you the ability to search for icons. It’s essentially a human powered icon search engine. Nothing to magical about that right?
At the time of this writing the site currently has 168,162 icons in its database. 168 thousand icons. That’s insane.
Commercial or Non-Commercial
The have a nice creative commons filter option that lets you choose to show only icons that can be used commercially (ie: part of an application that is to be sold), or all icons. (cc and non cc items)
Icon Background Color
You can conveniently change the background color of the icons to white, black, or grey. This will let you see what they look like with a bg similar to the one on your site or application.
Icons Per Page
They give you the option to see 18,24,or 48 icons per page. If you want more you choose more, if you want less you choose less.
You can additionally filter the icons by available size. Anywhere from 0-512px are available. This helps you find the proper size without having to re-size and possibly pixelate an con.
So that about sums it up in a nutshell. Check out the site IconFinder.com
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