One of the key differentiators going in the favor of Android as compared to iOS and Android is the ability to personalize the device based on your personality and reflect your taste through your smartphone. As a result, you will rarely find two Android smartphones whose desktops look exactly the same. Third party launchers which support custom icons are the easiest way to help you achieve this feel of uniqueness in your device. Since icons are at the heart of your arrangement, choosing the right icon set can go a long way to achieving that perfect look.
To help you make the difficult choice, here we have listed down what we think are the best 10 free icon sets for Android with their respective download links. Before we get going there, some of the launchers that support use of third party icon sets are: Nova Launcher, Apex Launcher, Action Launcher, Aviate etc.
Flatta icon pack is perhaps our favorite icon set on the list. It has a built in app, using which you can directly apply the new icon set. There are over 355 icons in there, making sure most of the applications that are on the Play Store which are used commonly are covered. The icons are 144×144 in dimension and look perfectly great on tablets and smartphones running the best possible resolutions.
If round icons are your thing, then Cyan Rounds Icon Pack is a great pick. The icon pack has 95 icons included with over a 1000 in the premium version. However, most of the important applications are covered in the free version. The icons basically are cyan colored with black base and slight blue on the circumference. Add in a blue theme and they look pretty awesome.
With more than 691 icons included, Voxel is one of the most comprehensive free icon packs available out there. The icons are mainly square based with dark shadow effects over pastel colors. Those who like their devices colorful, will absolutely love the pack. With dimensions of 192×192, the icons remain sharp and clear no matter the smartphone of tablet they are used on. And in case, your favorite app is not covered, you have a request tool whereby you can request the developer to create an icon for your app.
Remember the good old days when Nokia used to be, well Nokia?And if you do, you definitely remember the Belle update. The Belle UI icon pack brings those good days back to your Android device with over 1170+ free icons included in this pack. The icons are 144×144 in dimension and is one of the most frequently updated icon pack out there.
Kinux icon pack brings more than 700 144×144 icons to the table. The icons are round and basically the circle engulfs the app icon completely without any background color being there. There are thick borders in the icon pack and if you use them on a tablet they do look a little weird and button like. They are perfect though for a small screen sized devices.
Peek is another square based icon set on our list. The icon design is pretty unique as the icons have a subtle application imagery in the background giving it a refreshing look. The massive downside of the icon set is that it does not have enough icons, especially for some of the most commonly used applications, for example flappy bird. If the developer can work on and add them to the existing collection, there is no reason why this pack would not be our favorite.
The Rounded UP icon pack features more than 1000 free icons and they are pretty much entirely based on the new icon set in Samsung’s Galaxy S5. The icons are rounded, flat, and very colorful. The icons are sufficiently sharp and actually add plenty of color to your homescreen. There are also 150+ alternate icons in there, giving you plenty of options.
As the name suggests, the papercon icon pack is based on crumpled paper which form the background of the icon pack. Use them with a background like that of a newspaper and the whole setup looks really good. The icon pack has decent options as you can choose which foreground color to pick including green, red, yellow and blue.
The icon pack has more than 250 icons included and the developer has promised to keep on adding to the number. Ligna icon pack is a square based icon pack with a bit of 3D effect added which makes the icons stand out on the screen a bit, giving it a unique effect. The colors in the icon pack are not the brightest, giving it a subtle and calm look.
If you do not like sharp square icon pack and would prefer something with a bit more rounded edge, then summercons is the perfect pack for you. The icons are undeniably flat and extremely colorful. In a lot of ways, the icons remind us of the new iOS 7 icons, though these are more minimalistic in nature with lots of whitespace in the icon.
So, these were our top ten icon packs that are available for free. Which of them is your favorite? Do let us know. Also, in case, there is an icon pack that we might have missed out on that you like, do let us know about the same.