Day 10: Icon Indecision

This evening I researched my options for obtaining an application icon. It seems my options are:

  • commissioning a graphic designer to make an icon
  • using a free icon available on the web
  • purchasing a stock icon

I ruled out the option of getting something custom-made pretty quickly, due to the cost.

The free icons I found on the web were simply not good enough.

That leaves stock icons. There are some decent stock icons available. Nevertheless this is a compromise. Currently I’m leaning towards an icon from StockIcons‘ “Sprite Basic” set. It’s the middle one on the second row that has grabbed me. The only thing holding me back is that to obtain that one icon, I have to buy the whole set for US$349.

I’d love to hear your opinions on my choice, as well as other icon recommendations.