This article describes all features that can be used while searching for icons, illustrations, 3D's and stickers. It is divided into three sections:


Ways to filter search results
Advanced search tips
Smart search features

The search is based on tags. Each item is tagged with 2-7 keywords that are related to what it represents. You can begin searching by typing your keywords in the search bar.

Filter your results

Filter by price

Iconfinder offers free and premium content. You can choose between browsing through Free, Premium, or content of All prices.

Filter by product type

If you want to narrow down your search to a specific type of product—icons, illustrations, 3D illustrations or stickers—you can use the product tabs at the top of the search results.

Filter by style

If you are looking for content in a particular style, you can filter your results accordingly. Either choose the style from the menu or type it in the search bar. Style filters are currently only available for icon and sticker searches.

Filter by license

Different licenses allow different uses, so you can narrow down the search results to content for commercial use, content that doesn't require attribution ("no link back"), or premium content covered by the Basic License. If you are looking for free content for commercial use, don't forget to turn on the Free filter, too.

Show only the handpicked gems

The Iconfinder team features the most beautiful packs in the Staff picks. Filter your search to only get the best out of our site.

Enable safe search

You have the option to exclude explicit content from your search results. The explicit label is placed on mature content that is not suitable for a work environment or underage viewers. Turn on the safe search by enabling the toggle at the bottom of the filters' menu.

Advanced search tips

Search within a pack, family or designer

You can search for a specific item in a pack, family, or from a certain designer.

Open a pack, family or designer’s profile. Then make sure the filter is activated in the search bar. It shows up as a box on the left side of the bar. Type in the search term next to it and hit enter.

Use the search bar intuitively

If you already know the designer's or family's name, you can type it directly in the search, along with the keyword.

For example, enter Maxicons fruit to see fruit assets by Maxicons. You can also type in free to only get free content in results.

Negative keywords

You can exclude certain items from your search by using the minus sign (-).

For example, if you are looking for a "fruit" icon but want to exclude all apples, you can enter fruit -apple in the search.

Phrase search

Phrase search allows you to find assets tagged with the exact multi-word phrase you’ve entered. All you need to do is to enclose the phrase in quotation marks (“…”).

For example, you can search for "pizza restaurant". The search will only return content depicting pizza restaurants instead of “pizzas” and “restaurants” separately.

Smart search features

Special characters and spell check

The search corrects your typos. If you type in faceboko, results for Facebook will show. It also recognizes special characters as tags if needed. You can search for @,-,?,+, etc.

Results include synonyms and suggest related searches

Our brains can disappoint us just when we try to find the exact word for something. The search is designed to show not only items tagged with the searched term but also its synonyms. For example, nyc will include items tagged New York City.

Furthermore, you will see a list of suggested terms that are related to your keywords.

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