40+ Stylish and Trendy Icon Sets

Apr 19 2009 by Jacob Gube | 29 Comments

When you want to customize your desktop, one of the first things that’s got to go are your operating system’s default icons. There are quite a lot of free and very impressive icon sets out there for you to use, licensed for personal and/or commercial use.

This collection presents to you more than 40 unique, beautiful and free icon sets that you can download and install on your computer to liven up your computer desktop.

Exempli Gratia

Exempli Gratia

14 icons in various file formats (PNG, ICN, and ICO). By apathae

KIDAUBIS CHINESE WIND ICON

KIDAUBIS CHINESE WIND ICON

16 unique Chinese themed icons. By KIDAUBIS DESIGN

Container Icons

Container Icons

40 icons the Mac OS and Windows. By ANTREPO4.COM

Wooden Slick Drives

Wooden Slick Drives

10 icons for Mac OS and Windows. By Thrasos Varnava

HydroPRO v2

HydroPRO v2

10 beautiful icons, the last set from Ben Fleming.

Ive Drives

Ive Drives

4 beautiful icons for the Mac OS and Windows. By Iconfactory

Desktop Icons

Desktop Icons

9 large-dimension icons that comes in ICO and PNG formats. By Anders Bjarnle

Black & Blue Icons

Black & Blue Icons

6 icons, you’ll have to scroll down a bit to find the download link. By Icon Drawer

Star Trek Folders

Star Trek Folders

4 icons in different sizes (12 icons in total). By Iconfactory

Folder Icons Pack

Folder Icons Pack

50 icons for the Mac OS and Windows. By deleket

Block Creatures Icons

Block Creatures Icons

4 unique icons in 3 sizes available for the Mac OS, Windows, and Linux. By Fast Icon

icon for transformers

icon for transformers

Roughly 65 icons in large sizes. By pf.yuan

HD StorageBox

HD StorageBox

2 stylish icons for the Mac OS. By turnpaper

Smashing Retro Icon Set

Smashing Retro Icon Set

10 high quality icons in ICO and PNG formats. By Smashing Magazine

Antique Icon update

Antique Icon update

8 unique icons in several sizes and ICO, ICNS, and PNG formats. By Nawfal

OldSchool Icon Set

OldSchool Icon Set

9 icons in three sizes (total of 27 icons). By FreebiesDock.com

Platinum Drives

Platinum Drives

8 icons for the Mac OS. By Gabe Persaud

Snowe Doc 2

Snowe Doc 2

Over 150 icons in this stylish set. By Gruby Grub

Reality

Reality

Over 30 stylish icons in various sizes. By KIDAUBIS DESIGN

My Fav Buttons Icons

My Fav Buttons Icons

5 cool icons for the Mac OS, Windows, and Linux free for personal use. By Fast Icon

Mountain Bike

Mountain Bike

6 trendy icons in PNG and ICO formats and various dimensions. By IconTexto

Disk Jockey Sigma Style

Disk Jockey Sigma Style

5 icons in two sizes and ICO, ICNS, and PNG formats. By iconshock.com

Made Of Wood

Made Of Wood

Over 30 icons in 4 formats: ICO, ICNS, iContainers, and PNG. By Thrasos Varnava

Chinese Style

Chinese Style

5 very trendy and unique icons. By Sean

iNiZe

iNiZe

166 icons in various sizes and ICO and PNG formats. By Allan B.

GP iCons

GP iCons

5 stylish and textured icons. By Mesrop

Slick Drives Remake

Slick Drives Remake

14 beautiful icons in ICO, ICNS, and iContainer formats. By Thrasos Varnava

Sleek XP

Sleek XP

Over a hundred icons for various software programs. By deleket

Nova

Nova

22 beautiful icons in PNG, TIFF, ICNS, and ICO formats. By Icon Lab

Concave Icons

Concave Icons

6 stylish icons intended for personal use. By Sean

Office Space

Office Space

6 icons for the Mac OS and Windows. By VisualPharm

Galactica icons

Galactica icons

A set on 9 icons. By Diego Leal

Computer Hardware

Computer Hardware

9 beautiful icons in various sizes for various operating systems. By VisualPharm

Flavours Icon Set

Flavours Icon Set

Over 150 icons in PNG format. By Smashing Magazine

iMac Generations V2

iMac Generations V2

6 stylish iMac monitor icons. By Nando Design Studio

Origami Icons

Origami Icons

A set of 15 free icons in PNG and ICO formats. By IconDock

Trash Can Replacement

Trash Can Replacement

4 icons created in Cinema 4D in ICN, PNG and iContainer formats. By Finlay Paterson

Web Developer Icons Set

Web Developer Icons Set

34 custom-made icons. By Smashing Magazine

From Russia with Love

From Russia with Love

4 different icons in various sizes for the Mac OS and Windows. By VisualPharm

OSX Mail Stamps

OSX Mail Stamps

10 icons in PNG format. By .ric

MINIUM XP

MINIUM XP

5 different icons in various sizes (ICO file). By RAD.E8

iVista 2 OS X Icons

iVista 2 OS X Icons

4 trendy icons in PNG, ICO, ICNS format. By Sean

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29 Comments

Matthew Heidenreich

April 19th, 2009

there were some great ones in there i have not seen before. Thanks for the share.

cha

April 19th, 2009

waw.. i love KIDAUBIS CHINESE WIND ICON ;p

Television Spy

April 19th, 2009

Wow some great ones, love the mountain bike parts icons.

Vishal Nayak - B2B Copywriter

April 20th, 2009

Excellent collection of icons. The country specific icon sets make a cool collection. Especially Russia icon set. I never thought web 2.0 sickle and hammer would look so good :)

Jacob Gube

April 20th, 2009

@Vishal Nayak: Yeah that set was one of the more unique ones.

Ali

April 20th, 2009

Thanks for your very very nice icon sets. It’s more than nice icon collections I’ve ever seen.

BeyondRandom

April 20th, 2009

great little collection! I like those GP Icons

Stefan Kroes

April 20th, 2009

What use is an icon set that includes 10- icons when doing actual software development?

Meg

April 20th, 2009

What an interesting cluster of whimsical icons! Thanks for sharing! :D

aravind

April 20th, 2009

I like the retro iconset most. =)
thanks for the great round up.

EricB

April 20th, 2009

Great collection! I have been using the Folder Pack icon set for a year now. I think I need to change them with the Block Icon set which I find crazy and cool! Thanks for sharing Jacob!

Doug

April 20th, 2009

Nice icons! Thanks.

Elisa DelBonis

April 20th, 2009

Sweet! Thanks for sharing… some of these are really nice!

Matt

April 21st, 2009

There are some really good sets here. Since icons have taken off I’m finding more and more uses for them.

Cat Johnson

April 21st, 2009

What a nice collection. Who knew that so many people were investing their time and energy recreating desktop icons!

Thanks for compiling these. I think I may try my hand at creating some.

Best,
Cat

PelFusion

April 22nd, 2009

really nice collection
i liked ‘Sleek XP’

Cthelovelyworld

May 5th, 2009

I love all these! Anyone know how to change icons in Mac OS X? Thanx!

Sasha

November 27th, 2009

Beautiful ))

devesh

May 9th, 2010

all of them are really wonderful and some of them are breathtaking………

adre

June 2nd, 2010

Man Great Work!!!!! Art in its Finest!

ronnielazarus

July 9th, 2010

this collection is nothing except pure beauty of the techy world we’re living in…

karthick

September 25th, 2010

this is veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy nice i like it defanetly u also like

Kodamarboy

December 12th, 2010

….Yeahh…All these…are Faboulus…They are really have something in their head…

SAG

April 5th, 2011

all are very helpful to me please sent more icons to my id

Cindy Production

October 29th, 2011

thanks… Yesss… i like it… ^_^

Sachin kraktan

November 12th, 2011

how to install them tell me yaar……..

Akshat

November 27th, 2011

but how to install them??
plz anyone tell me

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