Bookmark: IconFinder

IconFinder logo.Here is another site I’ve dug up as a result of my bloghopping. Months ago, Online Tech Tips mentioned about IconFinder, a search engine that does what it says it does — find icons. And, surprisingly, after months since I last visited it, the engine is still in beta. Will they ever move to a stable version? Nonetheless, the free icons you can find there are very impressive in terms of its design and quality. I like the fact that for every icon listed, you also have the option to download that icon in different sizes, just ready for you to select. The engine also allows any user to add tags to the icons to improve its meta info.

The best feature of IconFinder, as pointed out by Online Tech Tips, is the fact that while you enter your keywords into its search form, IconFinder immediately provides you with other suggested keywords related to your search. This list appears right below the search text box, and makes it convenient for you to click on those words if you’re interested in using those suggestions.

What I’d like to see in IconFinder is a way for me to find icons within the same sets, for example if I find a Home button image that I like, I would also like to get a link to other similar button images that match the Home button theme.

My browser bookmark de-cluttering resumes….

Posted on 6 March, 2008 under Web traversing and tagged with , , ,

5 responses to “Bookmark: IconFinder”

  1. that’s actually pretty convenient. I just checked out the site and it easily located icons – Google images does a good job too but you don’t get the suggestions. I like the handy toolbar they’ve created too. Nice find

    • Lorna says:

      Yeah, I sometimes look at Google Images for images, but always revert back to IconFinder or Microsoft Digital Library at the end for the good ones.

  2. Thanks for the link back! Appreciate it! Just checked out your blog, pretty cool! Will add you to my RSS reader.

    Take care!

  3. Quit Smoking says:

    Great tool. I have always spend hours looking for things like this. It should help me out loads. Thanks.

  4. Eugene says:

    Perfect tool!
    Added to my bookmarks, thank you!