Best free icon fonts

Most developers, I know, are using font awesome icon font, but there are some pretty nice looking and useful icon fonts out there. To make your design different and pop out from rest you should try using one of those cool and attractive icon fonts.

Material icons

Designed by Google for Android OS but it is widely used now by developers on every possible platform. Material design system icons are simple, modern, friendly, and sometimes quirky. Each icon is created using Google’s design guidelines to depict in simple and minimal forms the universal concepts used commonly throughout a UI. Ensuring readability and clarity at both large and small sizes, these icons have been optimized for beautiful display on all common platforms and display resolutions.

Captain icons

This icon font covers a great range of categories: design, sports, social, office, weather and many more. It has +350 vector icons that can be scaled to any size without losing a bit of quality. Captain icons are available in many different formats EPS, PSD, PNG, SVG and Web Font so you can include them in your web, mobile and desktop projects. Now available in Sketch!


Typicons are free-to-use vector icons embedded in a webfont for easy use in your user interfaces, whether it be on the web or in a native application.The set of icons are available on Github, with everything included from the source files in SVG format to the minifed CSS. You can even use this project to build your own custom version of Typicons! Find out more here.


You are using GitHub ? Octicons is icon set used and developed by GitHub Team. Not too many icons but those included look great.

MFG Labs icons

Icon font designed by MFG Labs for their projects and inspired by font awesome and octicons. Icons are made with vectors, so they are scalable and correctly render on retina screens or mobile displays. Font is constantly updated with new icons from latest MFG Labs projects.


Devicons, an iconic font made for developers, code jedis, ninjas, HTTPsters, evangelists and nerds(sic). 100+ icons ready to use in your next project.

Simpleline icons

Minimalistic iconset with 189 amazing icons, minimalistic but very interesting.

Those are just some of many amazing icon fonts out there available for free now. There are many more waiting to be discovered and incorporated in new and interesting user interfaces. Don’t get stuck with single icon font when you have so many in your disposal, try them, experiment with them and you may surprise with result.

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