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FlatIcon

Claims to be the largest database of free vector icons. The collection includes an icon for every scenario that can be downloaded in SVG, PSD and PNG formats. You can also download a Photoshop plugin to get access to all the icons directly in Photoshop or download a custom collection of icons as a webfont. Icons are grouped into categories and packs including several specifically designed for iOS. […]

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IconFinder

Iconfinder provides high quality icons for designers and developers in an easy and efficient way. The site launched in 2007 as the first search engine focused on icons. You can search by keyword and then filter your results by format, price, license and size. […]

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App Icon Template

A site that offers free Photoshop app icon templates including iOS 7. The templates come with a PSD that uses smart objects to preview your app icon in various screens, including the home screen and the App Store. It also includes Photoshop actions to export the icon in all the required sizes ready to drop into Xcode. […]

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BlendMe.in

A Photoshop CC and CS6 extension that gives you access to a massive collection free of icons. All the assets are provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. It looks like they are adding more collections all the time so if you have your own collection you’d like to share, let them know. […]

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Glyphish

A collection of icons for use in your toolbars, tab bars, nav bars, table row or anywhere else. There are currently 4 sets available, each containing at least 200 icons, for $25 each. Or there is a free set of 200 if you just want to try them out. Their latest set includes 200 outline icons drawn to match the iOS 7 style. All the icon sets are retina ready and are supplied with a master PSD. […]

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WASTED

A mac app that will reduce the size of your app by analysing the images in your iOS app packages and converting or re-compressing them. It works in a similar way to tools like ImageOptim but will also convert opaque PNGs to 90% quality JPGs. It can also be integrated with Xcode as a ‘Run Script’ build phase or post action. […]

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Slicy

A clever tool for Mac that slices up your PSDs based on layer groups. It will automatically cut up your PSD elements as assets for your app. It will even create retina graphics if you append your layer group name with “[email protected]”. […]

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ResourceHelper

A Mac app for managing all your app images. It keeps track of missing retina/non-retina images, provides image validation and creates copy-paste ready code for Xcode. […]

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ImageOptim

An image optimisation app for Mac that processes images so they take up less disk space and load faster. Squashes images better than the Xcode. Check out the Tweetbot case study to see just how effective it is. […]

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Prepo

A Mac and iOS app for previewing, resizing and exporting icon and @2x artwork for app development. […]

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