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FindIcons

Icon Search Engine


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Published 02/17/2011 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

FindIcons.com is a search engine designed to help users locate free icons. The site claims to offer the largest searchable data base of free icons in the world. Find Icons provides users with a list of search filter options to locate specific icons with unique styles. To improve the way the site searches, the creators of Find Icons manually monitor each search query and adjust the results based on average ratings set by the users. This helps them gradually improve the way Find Icons searches to give the user a better selection of results based on their specifications. Users are also given a favorites box where they can store icons to access later without saving them directly on the user’s computer. Along with a keyword search tool, users can also select the browse option and review thousands of icon packs. Find Icons implements a tagging system that users can also access to find what they are looking for. Tags can be viewed alphabetically or within a tag cloud.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

The concept behind Find Icons was formed when the original creators noticed a serious problem among existing icon search sites. Many sites were lacking at best. They also discovered that while some claimed to have enormous quantities of icons, they actually had thousands fewer. Find Icons was built from the ground up to provide users with a better, more reliable free icon search tool.

What are the differences to other apps?

Many sites offer users the ability to search for free icons. What makes Find Icons stand out is their user friendly approach to the task. The site provides the user with numerous ways to browse collections of icons, either by tag, icon pack or keyword. The search function includes helpful filters as well, such as background color, size range, icon color, style, license and icon box size.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Find Icons website includes advertisements, but in a very subtly contained way. A majority of the homepage features open space with a handful of thumbnail size advertisements at the very bottom of the page. The icon search is well organized and provides a grid style list of search results for the user to browse. The left hand column supplies users with the filter and viewing options.

How does the registration process work?

Visitors are not required to create a Find Icons account to begin searching for icons and icon packs. However the user will need an account to utilize the favorites box and other site features. New users can click on the white “Sign Up” link in the upper right hand corner of the homepage. This directs the user to the registration form which requires a username, password, first and last name and email address. Two check boxes at the bottom of the form are automatically selected. One verifies the user’s agreement with the Find Icons terms of service and the other signs them up to receive site updates. The user can uncheck the bottom box to opt out of email updates.

What does it cost to use the application?

Find Icons is intended to provide users with a way to locate free icons, so naturally the site is accessible for free. Users can search the icon data base without creating an account or logging in. Find Icons is definitely a helpful resource that provides a better way to locate free icons. There are no subscription fees or other charges for using the site.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Anyone who needs to find free icons can really appreciate FindIcons.com. Many of the designs are attractive enough to work on even a professionally designed web site. Users are also provided many handy search filters, a tag system and other search improving features that make Find Icons a good choice.

  • Search for icons and icon packs using a keyword
  • Browse a list of icon packs
  • Narrow down your search using Find Icon tags
  • Save icons to the user’s favorite box to access later
  • Filter each search by color, size, style and more


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