Open + Vector = awesome!
- Google Noto - the complete set from Android (source).
- Twitter Twemoji - a complete set, licensed CC-BY 4.0 but with easy attribution requirements (source).
- OpenMoji - consistent line-oriented images, including some custom emoji. Licensed CC BY-SA-4 (source).
- Mozilla's Firefox OS - very nice, but no longer being updated.
- EmojiTwo - a fork of the last open version of EmojiOne. Only a few updates since, but still pretty good.
- Emojidex aka PhantomOpenEmoji.
- Streamline Emoji - cute and CC-BY-4.0, but the repo is empty.
Unicode Emoji Data
Straight from the horse's mouth
- Comparison table - all the emoji except skin-tone variations, with images for each major platform.
- Skin-tone comparison table the emoji missing from the above chart, with images for each major platform.
- Recent additions - list of what's new. Usually not supported on all the platforms yet.
- List - just a single sample image, but with the official name and alternate names/keywords for each emoji.
- Counts - so you know that there are 3,304 distinct emoji (as of June 2020).
- Unicode Technical Standard 51 - all the gory technical details. A bit dry, unless you are a emoji geek (which you definitely are if you have read this far!).
- Emojipedia - great reference site, with images for all the plaforms (including historical), but only
pngand no links to the sources.
- Wikipedia's Emoji Page - lists all the emoji with sample images from the major open platforms (including historical versions).
APIs and Programming
- Emoji-cheat-sheet - the source for a copy-emoji-to-clipboard site. Not updated in 3 years though.
- Github API JSON - a
jsonfile that maps to a URL of a
- Unicode emoji data files - the raw data, in case you are developing something from scratch.
- EmojiCopy - a decent copy-emoji-to-clipboard site.