The only thing I think it could use would be the ability to share and sync collections with team members (without having to export and import all of the time)
While the idea is great and the app is well made, it has one big problem: importing icons is too difficult to justify using the app. Not only does it not have any way of importing an AI file with multiple icons (which is how most icon packs are delivered), it also requires you to fire up the app, import the icons you want to import then name each of them so you can find them later.
It would be cool if we could download icon packs directly from the app.
I personally never use the AI files of icon pack, it's a hassle to export them... And I'm not an avid user of Illustrator as well. Most of the icons packs we download nowadays come with already exported files, such as SVG and co... So you just import the files into the app. Think of it as you're importing music into your player, never heard anyone complaining about that really...
Plus I never had to name or rename them, it have a pretty smart search. :) (You can tags aswell...)
In sum, it's pretty useful if you ask me, it has earned its spot on my mac's dock. :)
If you use an icon marketplace (like the noun project) icons will be named noun_8432434.svg, so they each have to be renamed if I expect to use search.
Also, AI packs are great because they have been created by the same team and have a unified style. Some do come with separate SVG icons, but in the case of what I am using, more than half don't. Those that do come with separate SVGs are not all named correctly, with most just using the name of the category and a number - business-001.svg
Hey Cristian, this is three years ago. Is this still a problem? Did you find anything better for icon management? Thanks!
Hey Josh, I've been using http://thenounproject.com for 80% of my icons over the past couple of years and the same icon libraries that come in one AI file for the other 20%. This means I never really needed a solution like IconJar, but from what I know there are icon library makers that are releasing libraries that are friendly with IconJar. In terms of alternatives, I know the noun project have their own asset manager called Lingo, but I never used that either.
Thanks much. That's where I keep landing also. I love to stay organized; but it feels like I just end up doing better with well-structured folders. I was taking a look at Lingo this week too. But, I'm not yet sure if it's going to give me anything I can't create in Figma + folders...
So far I found those tools to require more work and management than the time they save you + I lose the flexibility to organise things exactly how I want.
I discovered it a couple months back, thought it would be pretty useful. Unfortunately I don't use it as much as I probably should.
Give it another shot :) We added a few new features such as quicklook and nested sets.
I definitely will!
It's super cool and I can't design without it now.
Yeah it is super rad.
I have IconJar as well. Very sweet application in theory.
As others have said, the workflow for getting multiple icon sets in there is unfortunately tedious.
Any tips on workflows that I am missing?
Are you referring to large PSD / AI / Sketch files or just sets that contain icon fonts, svg's and png's?
Yeah - I mainly work in Sketch these days. Thanks.
I just discovered it as well and am pretty excited. A huge time saver.
I do wish the drag-and-drop into Illustrator/Photoshop inserted the icon directly into the document you're working on, rather than just opening the file separately. Similar to the Noun Project app.
As one of my designers just said, "I just put my fist through my monitor."
Couldn't see on the site, but is there a way to make SVG sprites with this?
I've been using it now for a couple months, it's my 'go to'. Drag and drop into Sketch for daysssss :-D
Using it regularly and it's really nice!