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1600 Windows Icons (Metro Style)

By VisualPharm Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Mar 7, 2015

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.

Pros

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."

Cons

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0

General

Release March 14, 2014
Date Added February 28, 2014
Version 2.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 45,994
Downloads Last Week 2
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Developer's Description

Features * Single style. All icons are done by a single designer, so your user interface would look consistent. * Neatly organized. All icons are divided in hierarchic folders. * Useful icons. We draw not what we like, but what's really needed and requested by community. * PNG in different sizes form 25x25 to 512x512.