There are so many dope open source icon sets out there. I brought a bunch of them (132 so far) under one roof. I made them searchable (using typesense.org), and list out the license details and link back to the site or GitHub repo.
I'm not much of a designer, and it's just a first stab at the concept. It's been done, but I wanted to also build it API-first, since I know it would be useful to be able to search through them all for developers.
I'm always on the lookout for new icon libraries to include, and plan on making it easier to learn more about the designers themselves. If you have any ideas on icon sets or libraries to include please let me know in the comments :)
This site has a similar goal, with a huge amount of icons already available, free to download.
Hoping Iconduck can fill a bit of a void when it comes to open source contributions. I'll be very consistent with it, adding new icons every week, improving the searching, and the design.
We deleted everything we got from them. We got a second letter when we reached independently to some authors with CC icons, got their explicit approval and got their icons from their site. The same icons were also available on the noun, and I guess they thought we had downloaded them there. This time we answered back and never heard from them again.
They seemed pretty protective to me, and I would not recommend touching their site if you want to get a CC collection of icons without troubles.
Btw, Iconduck looks dope :) congrats!
I remember reading a little while ago about scraping and what is/isn't allowed. I find the legal/theory of it pretty interesting, but also irrelevant for Iconduck: I like icons and want to spend time bringing together as many open source ones as I can, while practicing some of my design skills.
Appreciate you checking is out. Flaticon is a gr8 product.
So the rule is, I'll only include icons that have licenses that specifically allow redistribution and attribution, and I'll almost always link back to the repo. The exception is some sets aren't hosted through GitHub or GitLab, so I'll link back to their respective website.
I hope I never have to use flaticon again after this. Their database of icons is amazing but website is so annoying.
Regarding flaticon: what about the site do you find annoying? This way I know what to avoid ;)
Oh so many things but being OSS I think you'll side-step most of them by virtue. But just to name a few, the way they mix premium icons inside free icons and trick you to click it. Download limit of 10 icons or so. The graphics of a animated crying person telling you to attribute the icon. The shady exit popup windows when you click on the page for the first time. Oh so many other annoying things; only if their database of icons wasn't so big.
There is a download limit on the icons you can download per day, with an exception to the limit if you're downloading a full pack. A platform that creates its own icons has different trade-offs than a platform that collect icons available for free, and that's another one of these trade-offs. We could remove the limit on CC icons, though.
I'm sorry that you have a sub-par experience with Flaticon, and glad that you extract some value from it.
The fact that our database is "so big" is because we paid artists to create these icons, and at the end of the day this money has to come from our customers, but I take note of your comments as we clearly have room to improve.
I think you're right, though, regarding side-stepping things. I'd really love for this to be a long term OSS project that could pull in a bunch of developers and designers. I don't mind contributing my time and some hardware to help w/ the problem.
If you want, you can join the MailChimp so that I can let you know when that page is back up: https://iconduck.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=66c12f50e51...
Their inclusion probably isn't an issue in itself, but the blanket guidance in the copy above the result will be.
> The icons below can be used for Personal & Commercial purposes. They can be used on your website, branding and designs.
Obviously assets relating to existing brands will never be permitted for use in the branding of an unaffiliated party. onassar may want to update the guidelines to note such exclusions.
> Naturally, trademarks apply to any brand icons or logos above. That means that you can use them in practice (for example, linking to the respective service), but that the company likely has limitations on how else they can be used.
I need to do some work to communicate that better :)
Especially for a "first stab!"
added iconduck now!
Sure, if there is an icon that is used all the time, I will save it, but its really nice for prototyping.
 HeroIcons: https://heroicons.com/
There are also two others that aren't on the list above:
– https://github.com/bytedance/IconPark (Apache)
– https://github.com/boyney123/awsicons (MIT)
Already have IconPark included (http://iconduck.com/sets/iconpark-icon-set). Adding awsicons set now :)
Tbh, there's a part of me that really doesn't want to try and productize it. I really love the idea of building an icon service that pulls in as many developers/designers as possible. OS has been a huge part of my career, and being able to give back can feel pretty fulfilling on those down-days.
But no results for: https://iconduck.com/search?query=iconduck