Best Twitter Bootstrap Glyphicons Alternatives

Twitter Bootstrap out of the box CSS comes with 140 icons in sprite form, available in dark gray and white, provided by Glyphicons. That’s all fine and dandy but what other icons are there and what are the best alternatives to using Glyphicons?

Font Awesome

Font Awesome is a free “iconic font” designed for use with Twitter Bootstrap that comes with 249 stunning icons. Font Awesome icons are categorized into Web Application, Text Editor, Directional, Video Player, Social and Medical icons. Font Awesome is really awesome and best of all – it’s totally free!

Font Awesome Bootstrap Icons

Elusive-Icons Webfont

Elusive Icons is an icons font for Twitter Bootstrap and for $5 you get 283 sleek vector icons for Bootstrap. For only $5 you get access to a range of stunning icons.

Elusive Icons Bootstrap Webfont


Fontello is a free icon fonts generator that lets you combine and embed sets of icon fonts (both free and paid icons); from Entypo (free), Font Awesome (free), Iconic, Typicons, Modern Pictograms, Meteocons, Fontelico, Web Symbols and Brandico. A nifty tool that does all the heavy lifting for you when choosing Bootstrap icons.

Fontello Bootstrap Icons Generator

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  • Yash pal


    I have just seen a new web icon font.
    Checkout and enjoy

    • BestBootstrap

      Very nice – Thanks for sharing that Yash!

      • Yash pal

        Your welcome . I would to see a post on your site if you like it too. 🙂