Since we launched SmartIcons 6 weeks ago, we set out to build the best platform for designers and developers to work with icons. We’ve been working hard ever since to improve its quality and ease of use. Today marks a big milestone in our roadmap: SmartIcons 2.0 is here.
We locked ourselves in the room for a month (no kidding!) to develop SmartIcons’ Mac app. SmartIcons.app is a first-class menu bar app allows you to search, drag and drop icons into your favorite graphic editing tools. It supports virtually any graphic software on Mac: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch and Keynote.
The unification of web app and Mac app provides a seamless workflow: You can customize the icons in the web app then drop them into your designs and send them to clients in no time!
Our catalog is growing and we need a flexible way to explore the icons. We added categorization – the most requested feature by our users – to make it easier to browse all the icons. Our tagging dictionary was also rebuilt completely to improve the semanticity of our icon system and blur the line between visual and verbal languages. We want to build a icon system that inspires you; helps you spend less time picking icons and more time focusing on your creative work.
Designing small icons is hard because every single pixel matters. We take the challenge and design Super, a set of 600 beautiful icons based on the 16x16 pixel grid. In spite of the tiny size, all the icons are crafted with glorious details and sharpness. Super is our proudest work, go grab it and make your UI shine!
There are many other smaller improvements here and there. We will continue adding more icons and polishing all the features in the next few days. Stay tuned!
If you have any question or spot any bug, please let us know.