Icons have a rich history since we started using electronic equipment. At the early stages, icons were only employed in physical devices, which help the user to operate the machines smoothly. Now icons are one of the vital elements in any digital product.
At this era of smart devices, icons are the primary focus in any user interface design. Smartphones are widely using icons for their user interfaces. To abstract the content on a small screen is a challenge for any designer, Icons represent a concept in a nutshell.
Icons have the power to interact with the user without any text information. Icons help to make the user interactions faster. The user needs less time to see and understand the icons than reading the piece of text. Yes, definitely icons are critical in any powerful user interface.
Here we have gathered the best free icons released in 2016 so far. We meant to collect the best icons for user interface designs in a single spot.
Best Free Icon Sets 2016
The complete collection of free icon sets for various kinds of web or graphic designing.
E commerce Icons
Free E Commerce Icons (AI, PNG)
Flat Line User Experience Icons (EPS, SVG, AI, PNG)
Free E commerce and Web Icons (PSD, AI)
Free Flat eCommerce Icons (PNG & SVG)
This freebie has 50 flat style glorious icons, covering all major areas of eCommerce, including shopping cart and basket status icons, payment methods icons, delivery icons, shopping category icons, much more. it is free for both commercial and personal projects.
Free Linear E-Commerce Icons (EPS, AI, PSD, PNG and SVG)
This freebie consists of 33 pixel-perfect e-commerce and shopping icons. This freebie has online store related icons such as coupon, shopping cart, money, a store front, wallet, piggy bank, sale tag, barcode, cash register, and much more. Each icon is available in EPS, AI, PSD, PNG and SVG.
Bank And Money Icons (AI, PSD, EPS, PNG, SVG)
This free flat style icons are ideal for money or bank related apps or websites. They come in vector shapes and so are easy for editing and resizing.
Shopping and E-commerce Icons (AI, PSD, PNG)
Free Online Banks and E-Commerce Icons (AI)
Free Finance Icons (AI)
Free All Purpose Line Icons (AI, Sketch)
Thin Line Icons PSD
CagoLife Icon (AI, PSD)
Airline Icons (AI, SVG, SKETCH, PNG)
Fatline Free Icons (AI, Sketch, PSD)
Free Outline Icons (AI, PNG and PSD)
Free Simple Line Icons (AI, EPS)
Free Line Icons for Designers (AI, EPS, PNG, SVG)
Free Outline Icons (AI, PSD, PNG)
Free Line Icons (AI, SKetch)
Simple Line Icons PSD
Geometrico – Free Line Icons (AI, SVG, PNG)
Free Basic Icons (AI & SKETCH)
Slimicons – Free Minimalistic Line Vector Icons (Ai, Svg, Png, Iconjar)
Space iOS Line Icons (AI, EPS, SKETCH, PNG)
Linear Hairdressing Salon Icons (SVG & EPS, PNG, PSD and Iconfont)
Simple Line Icons (AI, Sketch)
This Icon Pack has two variations, Circled and Uncircled. Minimal and simple design. Made in Adobe Illustrator and Sketch for mobile apps, web designs, prototypes and wireframes.
Science Line Icons (AI, PSD, EPS, SVG, PNG)
The icon set consists of several fascinating illustrations of various science based topics like physics, space, biology and chemistry. These come in many helpful formats like AI, PSD, EPS, SVG and large PNGs. The icons were crafted with cautious precision and every icon can be customized in size and color very easily.
Free Isometric Line Icons (AI, PSD, PNG)
Free Icons (AI, EPS, SKETCH, SVG, PNG, WEB FONTS)
Dripicons (PSD, AI, EPS, PDF, SVG, Sketch, Webfont)
UXPin Free Icon Set (PSD, AI, PDF, SVG, PNG, Webfont)
Line Arrow Icons (AI, EPS, SVG)
Free Line Icons (AI, EPS, SVG)
This 100 Line Icons set is made for TylerBrooksDesigns.com. This set is bunch of vector icons available in these formats: SVG / AI / EPS / PNG . It’s free to use for personal or commercial purposes, to share or to change it.
Free Line Icon Set (AI)
Joy Icon Set (AI , PSD)
Food & Kitchen Icons
Free Food and Drink Icons (EPS, SVG, PDF and PNG)
Hotel Icons PSD
Sustainable Food Production Icons (AI, PNG, SVG)
Food and Drinks Icons (AI, SVG, PNG)
Free Barista and Coffee Lover Flat Line Icons (AI, EPS, SVG, PNG)
Free Food Icons (AI, EPS)
This freebie has18 free food icons in outline and color styles. These icons are created in vector format and are fully scalable and editable.
Food and kitchen Supplies Icons (AI)
Kitchen Icons (AI)
Food Icons (AI, EPS, PSD)
Barista And Coffee Lovers Icons (EPS, PNG, SVG)
Barista is an icon set dedicated to all baristas and coffee lovers and it is designed by Oliver Pitsch. It consists of 50 very carefully designed vector icons. The icons are drawn on a special 256px grid adapted from the iOS icon grid. All icons are obtainable as 128px PNG as well as Illustrator EPS and SVG files.
Food Icons (AI , EPS , SVG , PNG)
Hand Drawn Icons
Free Hand Drawn Icons (AI, PSD, PNG)
Free Hand Drawn Food Icons (AI, EPS and PSD)
Apple Devices Icons (AI, EPS, SVG, and PNG)
This icon set is stunning and trendy flat icons from Spaark collection.This freebie has in 2 color versions and all convenient formats: AI, EPS, SVG, and PNG.
Apple Icon Set (AI, Sketch, SVG, and PNG)
Free Business and Money Icons (AI, EPS, SVG and PNG)
Business Productivity Icons (SVG, EPS, PSD, PNG, Font)
Industry Icons (SVG, EPS, PSD, PNG)
Free Business Icons (AI)
Free Flat Business Icons PSD
Free Flat Business Icons (AI & SVG)
There are 50 handcrafted flat icons included in the download package, and are offered in both AI and SVG formats, so can be definitely scaled without dropping any picture quality.
Free Business Icons (AI)
This is a set of 97 free icons that are ideal for applications and products characteristics.
Weather Line Icons (AI)
Free Weather Icons PSD
Social Media Icons
Social Media Icons (EPS, SVG, PDF, PNG and SKETCH)
Free Vector Social Media Icons (Ai)
Social Media Icons (PSD, PNG, SVG, EPS, Font)
Free Social Media Icons (AI)
Free Social Media Mini Icons PSD
Square Social Media Icons PSD
Flat Social Media Icons PSD
Social Media Icons (PSD, AI)
Flat Social Icons for Sketch (Sketch)
Free Social Media Icons (PSD, PNG)
This freebie has 7 various style vector PSD and PNG icons. All of the icons created by vector layers, so edit the icons, or alter their colors with a single click.
Picons Social (AI, EPS, PDF, PSD, CSH, PNG, SVG)
Social Media Flat Line Icons (PNG, PSD, SVG, AI, EPS)
Free Yoga Icons (AI, SVG, PNG)
Medical Icons (AI)
Healthcare and Medicine Icons PSD
Free Meditation & Spa Icons (AI, PDF, SVG, PNG)
Medical and Science Outline Icons PSD
This 80+ Outline Icons Freebie are perfect for medical and Science connected Projects, Mobile App, websites, print templates, presentation templates, illustrations etc.All Icons depend on Vector shapes and are also fully layered, simple to change color and changeable to any size.
Free Hospital Icons (AI, SVG)
Free Health Icons (AI , EPS , PNG)
Science Icons (SVG & EPS, PNG, PSD)
Free Space Icons (AI, PNG, SVG)
Spaces and Science Icons PSD
This Free Space and Science free colored Iconset is ready to utilize for websites, social medias, presentations, applications, info graphic and illustrations.
Astronomy and Space Icons (AI, Sketch, SVG, PNG)
Pollution & Energy Icons (AI, EPS, SVG)
Material Design Icons
Material Design Outline Icons (PSD, EPS, AI)
Material Design Flat Icons (PSD, EPS, AI)
Free Material Design Avatar Icons (PSD and PNG)
Free Flat Material Icons (AI, PSD)
Free Material Design Style Icons (Sketch, AI, SVG, PDF, EPS)
Material Icons (AI)
Free Mini Material Icons (AI)
UI or UX Icons
Flat Line User Experience Icons (EPS, AI, PNG, SVG)
Free User Experince Icons (EPS, AI, PNG, SVG)
Pixl Icons (AI, EPS, SVG, SKETCH)
Free UI Interface Icons (PNG, SVG)
Free Basic UI Icon Set (PSD, EPS)
Design Editing Toolbar Icons PSD
Credit Card or Payment Method Icons
Payment Icons (AI)
Free Credit Card Icons (PSD)
This freebie has 20 free credit card icons available in PSD file format. This icon set created to help develop great UI projects.Ideal for any e-commerce UI project like website and mobile apps.
Flat App Icons PSD
Free App Icons (AI, PSD)
Apple Apps Vector Icons (AI, EPS, PSD, SVG, PNG)
Flat Retro Communications Icons (AI, EPS, PSD, SVG, PNG)
Gesture Icons (AI , EPS , SVG , PNG)
Free Gesture Icons (AI, Sketch)
This is a small set of hand gesture icons, a sneak preview into the next update and icon style for Smashicons. This set consists of 16 icons obtainable in 2 formats
Free Summer Icons (AI, Sketch)
Free Summer Icons (PNG, PDF, PSD, EPS, AI, SVG)
Travel and Vacation Icons (AI, EPS, SVG, PNG)
Summer Vacations and Holidays Icon PSD
Free Easter Icons (AI, PSD, EPS, PDF, SVG, PNG)
This freebie was created by Manuela Langella and, as usual, is free to use in personal and commercial projects.This freebie has set of 13 icons available in AI, PSD, EPS, PDF, SVG and PNG formats.