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1600 Windows Icons (Metro Style)

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    Feb. 28, 2014
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    #3 in Icons

Editors' Review


1600 Windows Icons (Metro Style) is a free collection of icons in Windows 8's Metro style that you can use to update older versions of Windows or add variety to Windows 8. The icons are in PNG format and must be unzipped and converted to ICO files for Windows.


Metro style: Windows 8's cool Metro design language takes its name and stylistic cues from the iconic typography of Swiss public signs that many people appreciate.

Lots and lots: Any way you count them, 1,600 is a lot of icons, especially for free.

Wide variety: While system icons predominate, we saw a lot of unique and much-needed themes, such as Christmas, Halloween, and Phones -- even "Star Trek" and "Dr. Who."


Conversion required: You must convert 1600 Windows Icons' PNG files to icon (ICO) files for most Windows uses. Freeware and online converters are easy to use, but you might find the extra step more taxing than a few icons are worth.

One by one: It's not difficult to change Windows icons, but it might take you a while to change them one by one, especially with so many to choose from in 1600 Windows Icons' collection.

Bottom Line

The clean, well-rendered Metro style is particularly suitable for computer interfaces. Despite the steps involved, we think 1600 Windows Icons' stylish replacements are worth the time and effort it takes to unpack and install them.

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5 stars

"Essential for graphic designers"

January 02, 2014  |  By Vorotila

2014-01-02 07:24:52  |  By Vorotila

 |  Version: 343 Windows Icons (Metro Style) 1.0


Unlike other sets, icons could be scaled down well and details don't wash away.


Not updated frequently on Cnet. Original set has grown to 1600 icons already.


The essential icons for UI- and web design, well known among the community. I work for VisualPharm, so you better don't take my word for given and check it.

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3 stars

"Boring, nothing really new here."

September 20, 2012  |  By sparkzz

2012-09-20 16:23:31  |  By sparkzz

 |  Version: 343 Windows Icons (Metro Style) 1.0


Clean looking


They all look the same


I confess I am on the elderly side but I have no idea what "Metro Style" is supposed to be. If boring and plain is the definition, well they certainly are that.

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2 stars

"don't bother with this one"

July 02, 2012  |  By baxter909

2012-07-02 07:01:08  |  By baxter909

 |  Version: 343 Windows Icons (Metro Style) 1.0


has lots of icons to choose from.


boring black and white icons


if you want your icons to remind you of something prior to win95 then this is for you. black&white icons bring boring a whole new meaning. not very much fun. recommend looking for something else that has personality.

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Full Specifications

Publisher VisualPharm
Publisher web site
Release Date February 24, 2014
Date Added February 28, 2014
Version 2.0
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Icons
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 30.95MB
File Name
Total Downloads 41,975
Downloads Last Week 41
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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