13 Icon Suggestions: Based on needs of web apps/sites #16

buraktuyan opened this Issue Mar 7, 2012 · 71 comments


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Here are some icon suggestions for you to review - along with a small description of why they would be needed in a web app :

  • man: For gender variety to the user icons. #475
  • woman: For gender variety to the user icons. #475
  • notes: For notes. (There are file and book but no notes.) #896
  • attach: Again, this is very needed for attachments. Done
  • history: For version tracking, etc. #895
  • charts: For stats, charts, etc. (The current chart icon doesn't look clear on smaller sizes, maybe something without a border?) #171
  • adress_book and/or vcard: To represent "contact" or "address book". #898
  • unshare: For "undo" or "unshare" operations and to accompany the share/redo icon. #899
  • pin: For pinning or sticky commands. (Maybe a simpler and 2D looking one, as an alternative to yours?) newest one is 2D
  • envelope_read: To represent an open/read mail. #897
  • coin(s): For payment options. #584
  • clipboard: icon-paste should do
  • calculator #521

Thanks again for your already great work!



wvl commented Mar 7, 2012

I came to request the "link" icon, to complete the set of icons for a minimal rich text editor toolbar.

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Love it. I'll eventually get around to breaking these out into individual icon requests. Thanks for the request, this is a fantastic list!


"disk/save", would definitely make my day. (thanks for great icons!)

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So I love the idea for a save icon, but a physical floppy is now outdated. Does anyone have any suggestions for another icon that doesn't include a floppy disk?


Some sort of arrow going into a folder or something ?


This was discussed on Hacker News a couple of days ago. The consensus was that the floppy disk is so strongly tied to the notion of saving, changing it to anything else is not even worth considering.

My vote is for the floppy icon.


Something for RSS/Atom/feeds in general would definitely be super.


@pestaa NeoOffice uses the external drive icon, as opposed to a floppy disk, but I'm afraid you may be correct.



@jaywilliams I wouldn't know what it is for if you didn't tell me.


+1 for the link "icon"


+1 for the Cloud icon. A nice Cumulus please. :)


My request for a disk would be for a different use than saving. I was thinking about being able to show if html5 localstorage was available. Other icons could be a JS/NoJS icon. If users are not getting the best experience, I could show them why in a status bar rather than popups of error messages.

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It might be for a different use, but would a picture of a disk suffice for this use case?


I was thinking that you might want both at the same time. A webapp wants to save. There a different icon that says whether you can save to localstorage. Having the same icon represent 2 things might be confusing. There are lots of html5 features that it would be nice to have icons for.

Webworkers. I would indicate the webworkers were running and you could click on it to disable them for performance reasons.

websockets are not available so you get the slow refresh version of the app.


+1 for link/unlink chain.


+1 for paper clip for attachments.


+1 for RSS


+1 for gender,


+1 for cloud.


+1 for Unlock


+1 for credit card and paypal icon


+1 for RSS and disk/save


+1 for undo as a pair to redo, would be useful in Hallo Editor, which uses Font Awesome for the editor toolbar buttons (see bergie/hallo#50)


+1 for vcard / address book


+1 the link/unlink icon!


+1 scissors


+1 for icon-cloud great work, this is a fantastic project


+1 link/unlink


+1 for RSS


+10 for link & rss


+1 for unlock too


+1 :)


+1 link/chain icon


filter/funnel icon would be also nice

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Filter is already in the works, and will be a part of 2.0.3.

Anyone have any decent examples of a disk icon? I've been working on that one for a couple of days, but am not quite happy with it yet.

And what about paste? Copy seems easy enough, just have two file icons together. But a file on top of a clipboard doesn't quite make sense to me. Anyone have any good paste icon examples?


Here are some icons that many surely need on projects and that I myself need for a project I am currently working on:

  • ruler & square ruler (for templates and such)
  • calculator
  • piggy bank
  • trash can

Social icons would also be a great plus (appart from those already created), but those mentioned above are the real "must have".


Oh and a "truck" icon for shipping/delivery :)


+1 for RSS


+1 for RSS, Cloud and Globe


+.7 for paper clip / attachment
+.3 for open lock


A phone icon would also be nice.


Great list.

+1 for:

  • Notes
  • Group
  • History
  • Address book
  • Credit card

All the rest would be great too! (These are just the ones that I selfishly need at the moment :)

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Many of these are now in v2.0. Editing request to remove those that have been completed.

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Looks like I got 15 of them. 13 remaining are listed.


+1 for history icon. Could be something like a greek temple.


Extension cord / electric plug (for extensions and plugins)
Brush / art color palette (for styles and skins)


I was looking for the man/woman Icon, so +1 on that!
This pack has a good one http://www.icondeposit.com/theicondeposit:28
The girl Icon is something like the user Icon that we have, but with the girly hair.


+1 for male/female symbols !


I agree with @rudolphfroger about a history icon, however wouldn't an hourglass be more accurate?


+1 for clock :)


@vstudio you have icon-time and it's a clock


+1 for gender!


@raduluchian apologies, how about +1 for ruler


+1 for gender icons


I think these two would also be very useful:



+1 for gender


+1 for gender


+1 for male/female symbols !


Another +1 for ruler


I just posted a $100 bounty that'll go to the person whose pull request closes this... Or at least includes man/woman/history/address book/calculator! Everyone that +1'd should consider adding to the bounty:





Came here for vCard. Here's a great example:
vCard icon


I have created 11 PDF/SVG icons to help close this issue, however I am not sure how to combine them with the current font. Could someone advise so I can create a pull request?

 11 documents 11 total pages

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Oh, I like that history icon. Very much. Some of the others won't read well at 14px, however.

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These have all been split out into separate issues or completed.

@davegandy davegandy closed this Mar 28, 2013

👍 for worldmap flat icon

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@ambodi please open a new request, thanks


add Skrill & Pay by Skrill icon to the list

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@RetinaInc #4668

🔒 ing here

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