What’s new in Streamline 3.0?

Vincent Le Moign
Jun 7, 2018 · 8 min read
A small preview of the 30,000 new icons inside of Streamline 3.0

I first released the Streamline icon set back in 2013. Since then, it’s remained my best selling product. It’s also been the go-to icon library for many freelancers, agencies, startups, and even Fortune 500 companies like Amazon, Adobe, Mercedes Benz, Citibank and Mastercard.

We’re constantly making updates, general improvements in style, and also adding more icons. I say “we” because I have a team helping now. Before going into the nitty-gritty, let’s stroll down a quick trip through memory lane.

  • 2013: Streamline 1.0 — The very first version with 1,500 icons. This is the first pack to my knowledge that exceeded the 1,000 icon milestone and to get adjustable line weights. 😎
  • 2015: Streamline 2.0—Next big release with over 4,000 icons.
  • 2016: Streamline 2.5—A free upgrade bumped the total icon count over 5,000. This release also shipped with Iconjar files to make life a lot easier when you need to search for a specific icon to use.
  • 2018: Streamline 3.0—A completely massive undertaking. Over 30,000 icons, this is the world’s largest icon library. It’s taken a full year, starting in April 2017, with 7 Designers and 2 assistants involved, to log more than 10,000 hours of work. 😱 These improvements were largely based on customer feedback after our survey last May.
  • 2019: Streamline App Launch! 🚀 You can now find icons in seconds and download them as SVG, PDF or copy them in the clipboard.

🔥 Over 30,000 icons. The world’s largest icon library

More icons for each theme

A few new icons for the Business theme

New categories

New themes: drones, podcasts, Artificial Intelligence, Face ID, mobile shopping

More diversity

Each user and profession icon now available as both genders

Alternate style for the User categories

More logos

Soooooo many icons

A few examples of the 5,500 new icons added to Streamline 3.0

🔍 Find the right icon in seconds with the new Streamline App

Not everyone has access to Iconjar and many people have asked for something similar. We’ve developed our own web app that lets you browse, search and download our 30,000 web icons right from your browser.

Our new Streamline Application
  • Search through 30,000 icons.
  • Download icons as SVG, PDF or copy/paste them in Figma, Sketch, Adobe Illustrator/XD...
  • Change color in a few click before downloading iocns.
  • Works on any platform: Windows, Mac OS…

👍 Improved icons designs

More examples of icons improvements: better proportions, negative space and style

3 icon weights

🛴 Light — the classic Streamline style with bits of detail here and there designed with a 1px stroke.

🚗 Regular — a new minimal style designed with a 1.5px stroke.

🚜 Bold — a new solid style akin to the iOS 12 guidelines.

Notice the difference in details and overall feel of each weight? Good, because each one was designed from scratch. They have their own personality and are meant to be used separately.

New Regular weight, perfect at small sizes

New Bold weight, following the iOS guidelines

A few icons with the new Bold weight, following the iOS 11 guidelines

Fun fact: Apple doesn’t recommend toggling between different icon styles anymore (eg. changing between a solid and outlined version.) Instead, they recommend the use of color to communicate state change. The more you know… 💫

From Apple’s iOS11 guidelines — “Use color to communicate selected and deselected states”
The bold weight is great for way finding or use on darker backgrounds

🏎 Faster workflow

Better organization, with over 50 themes

With Streamline 3.0 you’ll now have 53 different theme files, using easily identifiable names like Users, Ecology, Business, Travel or Romance

720 icon categories

Each theme file get a lot of categories to easily browse and find icons

New Interface Essential file

“01 — Interface Essential” Theme file, including 57 categories

Over 30,000 icons, all available in Iconjar

Now every Streamline set comes with .iconjar files. No more panning around a giant artboard to find the right icon. ️🔍🤷‍

Screenshot of the IconJar app

💎 Improved Sketch files for a better workflow

“Please allow me to search in the Sketch file by using the native search bar. This means you’ll have to add proper names to every layer or group. I beg you.”

— Feedback from a disgruntled Streamline 2.5 user 😓

After hearing many requests for a better workflow in Sketch, we’ve improved the Streamline 3.0 .sketch files dramatically.

Each icon will be provided as a symbol, named with easily searchable words like “Love-Romance / wedding / wedding-bride-cake.”

Named symbols FTW

💎🔎 Find icons with native search…

Searching for icons in the Sketch layers panel

🏃🔎 Find icons with Sketch Runner…

Such speed. Much Sketch Runner. Fast.

🔗 Use icon files as libraries, to quickly insert an icon in any document. Streamline 3.0 provide 53 files with themes like Business, Ecology, Romance or Users.

Nicely organized naming conventions

All these improvements are possible thanks to the fantastic Sketch plugin, Sketch Icons. Huge thanks to Valentin Chrétien and Antoine Moreaux 🙏🏻

🔨 Improved SVG icons

  • We’ve removed the transparent layer used in Streamline 2.5, relying only on the SVG viewBox attribute.
  • We use the currentColor SVG value, instead of hard coding the color. Much more flexible for you to control the icons colors via CSS.

💸 New price and pack tiers

It represents 1 year of work between 7 designers — over 10,000 hours of combined work. 🤜💥🤛

You can now choose between 2 different packs and 3 weights within each of the packs

Essential Pack

  • $67 for one of the three weights (Light, Regular, Bold)
  • $134 for all three weights (3 weights for the price of two)

Ultimate Pack

  • $137 for one of the three weights (10,500 icons in Light, Regular, or Bold)
  • $274 for all three weights — over 30,000 icons in total (3 weights for the price of two)

👉 Don’t forget to Download the free 300 vector icons + 30,000 PNG icons here. It’s free for commercial use :-)

Streamline Icons

The world’s largest icon library.

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