Bitten: 5 Free Icon Sets For Real Apple Lovers

January 6th, 2013

Today we have some very special icon sets for some of you, the real Apple lovers. If we agree that sales numbers have a meaning, we can assume: Apple lovers are not a rare species. If you feel like one, too, you will like the following article. We have five icon sets totally dedicated to Apple’s looks and styles for you. All of them can be used freely, but not all of them can be used for commercial projects as well. But why should we care about these details? We are Apple lovers, aren’t we?


Appicns is a project by Kara and Andrew McCarthy. The icons come for a price, that is becoming more and more common these days. You pay with a tweet. After having tweeted about Appicns you can download all the nice symbols as a zip package.

Some of the icons from

That’s how you get them: Pay with a tweet


The Polestack icon set was created by Delta Nine, a user on deviantArt. The package contains three sets. The first set carries all the symbols in solid black while the second set contains icons styled in the looks of a good old chalkboard. The third set looks decent as well as it comes styled as if the symbols were made of wood. Each set offers the icons in the formats ICNS, PSD and PNG. All the icons are 512×512 px in size. Download and usage is free, but only for non-commercial purposes. Noone can hinder you from being inspired, though.

Polestack: an overview

Black Stack

Chalkboard style

Knock on wood

Wooden Slick Drives

This set contains symbols that resemble wooden harddrives. This clever idea and creation stems from Thrasos Varnava, another deviatArtist. The icons come in ICNS and PNG zipped into an archive. All symbols are 512×512 px in size. They can be used freely under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 license.

Wooden Slick Drives Set

Wooden Slick Drive Icon: Movies

Mac USB Icons

The icons in this set come over as USB plugs for Mac computers, a cool idea, and were designed by Ömer Cetin from Turkey. The icons are enclosed in a zipped archive in the formats ICN and PNG. The symbols are sized in 256×256 px, 128×128 px, 64×64px und 32×32 px as far as the PNG is concerned. Icons in ICN format are 256×256 px only. The set can be used in compliance with the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 license.

Mac USB Icon

Totem Pole Icons

If you are looking for a decent set of icons for your tribe, these icons by Talos Tsui might be what you are looking for. They are for private use only and come as a dmg within a zipped archive.

Totem Pole Icon Set


While studying chemistry, Swetlana Friedman is interested in many different things. Art, Painting, Psychology, Natural Science, Chess, Languages and Photography are just a few examples of her interests and hobbies. Recently she has discovered her passion for writing and web design.

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7 comments for „Bitten: 5 Free Icon Sets For Real Apple Lovers
  1. Mathieu on January 6th, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    “That’s how you get them: Pay with a tweet”. This has to stop already!

    • Dieter Petereit on January 7th, 2013 at 9:32 am

      Why should it? Because everything in the web has to be free as in free beer?

      • Mathieu on January 7th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

        I rather pay for content then force people to “spam” in return for something. If your content is good enough people are probably already talking about it.

        Those actions reminds me of all the “social” games on Facebook, Google+ and other platforms where you get those unwanted messages about stuff you don’t care about.

      • Dieter Petereit on January 7th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

        Okay. Thanks for your opinion. And thanks for the millions of different ones ;-)

  2. Printing Las Vegas on January 7th, 2013 at 10:49 am

    I will try these things in my website design. Thanks for sharing such a nice information with us.

  3. modra ideja on January 7th, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Fantastic icons!

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