Icons are a very significant aspect of any app or website, as they're usually one of the first things that users or visitors get to see, and we all know that the first impression is undeniably important. Anyway, if you're not a graphic designer and you have no idea where to start from in your quest of obtaining the right icons for your website or app, icons that are both professional-looking and original, then Iconion is a great answer. This handy tool offers one of the simplest and fastest ways of creating icons that look great, and, best of all, you won't have to resort to copying other peoples' icons, or to pay professionals to create them for you.
Iconion's main advantage is that it comes packed with numerous preset templates of icons that you can load and then fully customize to your liking. For example, you can choose an icon representing a light bulb, then change its color, orientation, transparency, background, and so on. Gradients, shadows, and borders can also be applied to an icon. Iconion is surprisingly powerful and thorough considering that it's also really straightforward and easy-to-use. Its main interface shows all options and features on the same main window, without any additional menus or windows.
I also like a lot about this cool app the fact that it will save the edited icon in various standard sizes, including 16, 24, 32, 48, 64, 128 or 256 bits, or to custom dimensions, and not only to PNG but also to JPG, ICO or BMP files.
As for downsides, some icon customization “styles” are restricted in the free version. Anyway, a more important matter is probably the fact that it doesn’t let you work with icons imported from your own files, but only with the provided icon templates. This means that you can’t create an icon from scratch, but you can only thoroughly modify the existing presets (the icon fonts). Considering these flaws, Iconion's price also seems a bit too high.
Anyway, to sum it all up, despite the aforementioned drawbacks, Iconion remains an undeniably handy solution to create great-looking icons, and I recommend you give it at least a try.
- Real-time preview.
- Very simple-to-use and straightforward interface.
- Neat, small and lightweight.
- Can save to custom sizes
- Doesn't allow working with new icons, other than the provided icon fonts.
- Some icon styles are not available in the free trial version.
- Quite pricey