As a developer, it can often take a lot of time and effort to create a user interface that works well, and that’s easy to use and easy to understand intuitively. A big part of that issue is in having icons that are easy to decipher without thinking – but the design also needs to be up to scratch and look the part.

In the past, I’ve created icons for the sole purpose of using them within a web app – but this can be extraordinarily time consuming and fiddly. Fortunately, you can speed up your development time enormously by making use of a well-crafted icon set. Many designers have created beautiful icon sets and have generously given them away for free, and I wanted to bring together a useful collection of some of my favourites. Each one of these icon sets represents hours and days of hard work and care, and the results are beautiful, well-crafted and useful icons for your next project. Be sure to check the license agreement, especially if you’re planning on using them for a commercial app, and if you know of any other icon sets that deserve a mention, I’d love to hear about them in the comments section.

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Do you know of any other icon sets that you’d like to share? I’d love to hear about them in the comments section.


David works for Radley, who specialise in beautiful designer purses and bags. He enjoys building web apps and learning user interface design.

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