It’s not too often when you come across free sets of icons that have that professional look too them. DryIcons has at least 5 Free available icon packs that simply look gorgeous. One of my favorite packs by DryIcons, is the Ruby Multimedia set.
This set features 13 high quality icons depicting media equipment such as a web cam, headphones, mouse, digital camera, ect.
Then, there is the WYSIWYG Sapphire icon set. These icons would be perfect for anyone developing their own WYSIWYG text editor. 47 icons are featured in this set.
Next up is the WYSIWYG Classic set. This set is the same as the one above, except it doesn’t have that blue Sapphire touch.
Blue Velvet is a high quality icon set that you would use on your own website. This set contains 86 icons and features buttons that can be used as a means of communicating a specific purpose.
Aesthetica is the big one. This set features 160 icons and contains everything from media player buttons, to all sorts of operating system icons.
Iconlet is a search engine for you guessed it, icons. The front page of iconlet looks as simple as the Google homepage and seems to be just as functional. Iconlet appears to have a large database of icon images but I was disappointed when I only discovered 11 search results for the term RSS. However, other searches for ARROWS and HOME provided me with hundreds of results.
If you are looking for something in particular, Iconlet provides an advanced search which gives you the options of typing in an icon name, specified image resolution, .gif or .png extension, and various licensing types. I guess no one uses .JPG as a file extension for icons as it was missing from the advanced search file extension choices.
One of the biggest issues I can see with iconlet is the fact that it has Google Image search as competition. I’ve used Google Image search in the past to locate icon files and it’s proven to be a useful resource for this sort of thing. It also appears as though iconlet has it’s own home grown database of icon files, whereas Google Image search has the entire Internet at it’s disposal. If iconlet can increase it’s database selection while adding additional search features, they may eventually be a compelling reason to switch from using Google Imagesearch. Until then, I’ll stick with Google first,