It’s surprising how effective a couple of great icons can be. They add polish to an application and really ties the room together, so to speak. And while some applications really need a consistent look-and-feel and thus, custom icons for every single course of action, a lot of the time, there’s no sense in reinventing the wheel. Especially when there are royalty-free, attractive icons available in convenient, aesthetically-homogenous packs. Mmm, icon packs.

So we present to you a round up of a few free icon packs that you can use in your web pages and applications.

And if you haven’t already, make sure you take a look at Smashing Magazine‘s comprehensive, enormous icons post from earlier this month: 55 Free High Quality Icon Sets

Enjoy, but make sure you note the licensing attached to these sets; some are Creative Commons-Attribution or No-Commercial.

Silk Icons” and “Flag Icons” by Famfamfam
Mini Pixel Icons by N.Design
“”Twotiny” by Paul Jarvis
Crystal Clear” by Everaldo Coelho
bwpx.icns” by Paul Armstrong
Bitcons” and “Sanscons” by Some Random Dude
Web Application Icons Set” by WebAppers
Fugue” and “Diagona” by Yasuke Kamiyamane

Other Icon Websites

Note: Not all icons on the following sites are royalty-free!

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