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Oakcons

An expanding collection of icons for just 2 euros. Oakcons currently contains 40 icons but the set is updated monthly for free to everyone who previously purchased. All icons are provided with the original Sketch file and a 16√É‚Äî16 PNG and SVG with more sizes to follow. The creator is even taking requests for icons to be included in future updates. Oakcons is a great icon set for a great price. […]

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Subway

A set of 306 pixel perfect crafted icons optimised for iOS, Windows Phone, Windows and BlackBerry 10. Each icon is provided with a version designed specifically for each platform, including traditional iOS and a lighter iOS 7 style. Subway icons are also provided in several useful formats and resolutions including non-retina, @2x and @3x in PNG, SVG, PDF, Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketch. Subway is a great collection of free icons provided under a creative commons licence. […]

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Screenshot App

A simple iOS app for creating great looking app screenshots by adding device frames, custom backgrounds and text. Screenshot App lets you pick from the screenshots you have saved in your Camera Roll and add a device frame for any of the current models including iPhone 6, 5S, 5C, iPad and iPod Touch. Once finished, screenshots can be exported to the Camera Roll or Dropbox ready to be uploaded to iTunes Connect or added to your app marketing site. The app is free with in app purchase to unlock undo/redo, importing custom fonts and the ability to clean status bars on imported screenshots. […]

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Font Awesome

A free font comprised of over 400 scalable vector icons. Font Awesome includes icons for pretty much any use including spinners, file type icons, currency symbols, directional icons and loads more. The font was originally designed for use in the Bootstrap HTML, CSS, and JS framework but you can download the font as an OTF and TTF so it’s ready to include in any iOS app. Font Awesome is fully open source and is GPL friendly so you can use it for commercial projects. […]

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Symbolicons

A collection of vector icon sets for designers and developers. Symbolicons are a family of simple, precise, and awesome icons designed by Jory Raphael. There are currently nine individual icons sets available that each have their own style (including a set designed specifically for iOS 7) or you can get a discount by buying one of the four bundles. The icon sets are also available as fonts from Symbolset. […]

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Icon Strike

A simple website from Flinto that allows you to easily test iOS icon designs on your home screen. Just upload you app icon and it will give you a link to open on your phone which will install a web app with your icon. The benefit of installing a web app to your home screen is that you can preview the icon in all the other places it appears such as Spotlight results or the Settings app. […]

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Sizes

A really simple app for creating retina and non-retina images. Unlike many other apps that do similar things, Sizes is really minimalistic and fast to use – it doesn’t have any windows, you just drag your files onto the app icon, wait a second and the output is saved in the original directory. It also gives you options to append the “@2x” suffix so you don’t have to remember, or use a completely different suffix of your choice. […]

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Edge Insets

A simple Mac app that helps you generate the correct UIEdgeInsets to use with resizable UIImages. Just load an image into Edge Insets and drag the guide lines until the image scales correctly in the preview. The Objective-C code is generated for you ready to copy and paste straight into Xcode. […]

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Asset Catalog Creator

A simple Mac app that helps resize your app icons into all the required sizes and integrates with the new asset catalogs in Xcode 5. Asset Catalog Creator exports your app icon into a iconset bundle including the required Contents.json file ready to be copied straight into Xcode 5. It will also export OS X icons and launch images. […]

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Essence

A collection of over 300 beautiful icons optimised for iOS 7. Essence is a premium collection so it’s not free, but the icons are really high quality and very detailed, and any future updates are included in the price. Every single icon is provided as a regular outline as well as a filled “selected” version, in PNG, Illustrator, PDF and are completely attribution-free. […]

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