Personalizing the icons of your shortcuts can be a great way to make your computer look better and unique. You can replace the icons for those boring folders you have seen for so many years and others will admire how well organized and good looking is your Desktop. But where do you find good looking icon sets? There are a staggering number of websites that offer free icons for download and some of them are rather dodgy. To help you out, we have checked several locations and now we are ready to share the 5 best websites where you can download icons, for free.
Deviantart.com is the largest online art community with over 33 milions artists and art appreciators registered. Is has some really nice icons from artists all over the world. Unfortunately, it doesn't have too many icons, but the community brings constantly new content, and we are sure that you can find something that will suit you.
IconArchive.com is one of our favourite sources for icons. They have over 8000 professional icons used by HP, PC World, Emerson and many others. Also, most of the icons offered by this website look great and are free. They also offer sets that group icons with the same style for a uniform look. All you have to do is to type what kind of icon you want in the search bar.Here's what we got when we typed "Multimedia".
Findicons.com is another realiable source where you can find great icons. Just type the keywords that describe the icon you want and download it.
Dryicons.com features one of the largest collections of unique, professionally designed icons. They offer icons and vector graphics with free, regular or extended licenses for a great variety of styles, themes and colours.
Iconmonstr.com is a little bit different from other websites. First, they offer a large number of icons and they are all black and white. You can use them as icons on your Desktop or a graphics in your presentations, for a greater visual impact. Second, they offer all their icons in the .png and .svg formats. This means that you will have to convert them to the .ico format for free, in order to use them as icons for your shortcuts and folders.
How To Change The Icons Of Your Shortcuts
Changing the icons of your shortcuts is a simple procedure and it doesn't take very long. If don't know how to do it, please read this guide: How To Change the Icon of Any Shortcut in Windows.
The websites we presented are reliable sources where you can find plenty of great looking icons. We're sure that in only a couple of minutes you will find some good looking icon sets that will help you transform the looks of your Desktop. If you know other great sources for free desktop icons, please share them with us, using the comments form below.