24 comments

  • Alex MartinezAlex Martinez, over 3 years ago

    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)

    7 points
  • Wyatt CampizWyatt Campiz, over 3 years ago

    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.

    3 points
  • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, over 3 years ago

    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.

    3 points
    • Juan SolanoJuan Solano, over 3 years ago

      It would be cool if we could download icon packs directly from the app.

      0 points
    • Khaled Islam BouyaKhaled Islam Bouya, over 3 years ago

      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. :)

      Cheers.

      2 points
      • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, over 3 years ago

        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

        2 points
    • Josh Chambers, 6 months ago

      Hey Cristian, this is three years ago. Is this still a problem? Did you find anything better for icon management? Thanks!

      0 points
      • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, 6 months ago

        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.

        1 point
        • Josh Chambers, 6 months ago

          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...

          0 points
  • Jonathan SimcoeJonathan Simcoe, over 3 years ago

    Yeah it is super rad.

    1 point
  • Kris KimKris Kim, over 3 years ago

    It's super cool and I can't design without it now.

    1 point
  • Dan WilkinsonDan Wilkinson, over 3 years ago

    I've been using it now for a couple months, it's my 'go to'. Drag and drop into Sketch for daysssss :-D

    0 points
  • David DarnesDavid Darnes, over 3 years ago

    Couldn't see on the site, but is there a way to make SVG sprites with this?

    0 points
  • Some DesignerSome Designer, over 3 years ago

    ok...

    0 points
  • Emil NikovEmil Nikov, over 3 years ago

    Using it regularly and it's really nice!

    0 points
  • Jeff CouturierJeff Couturier, over 3 years ago

    As one of my designers just said, "I just put my fist through my monitor." pencil

    0 points
  • Jeremy Dennis, over 3 years ago

    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.

    0 points
  • Jon MyersJon Myers, over 3 years ago

    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?

    0 points