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Desktop Fun: Google Themed Icon Packs

Are you an avid user of Google’s online services, but the icons for your desktop and app launcher shortcuts leave something to be desired? Now you can make those shortcuts shine with style using our Google Themed Icon Packs collection.

Note: To customize the icon setup on your Windows 7 & Vista systems see our article here. Using Windows XP? We have you covered here.

Sneak Preview

For this week’s sneak preview we set up a Google Chrome themed desktop using the Simply Google Icon Collection shown below.

Note: Original full-size wallpaper can be found here.


We used Chromium to create a set of app shortcuts for various Google services on our desktop. Anyone who has done the same knows that the original icons do not look very good, so these icon packs can make those shortcuts look spectacular.


Once the new icons were arranged for our desktop app shortcuts, we then pinned them to our Taskbar. Those are definitely looking nice!


The Icon Packs

Simply Google Icon Collection

*.ico and .png format



Google icons

*.ico and .png format



Tango Google Icon Set Vol. 1

*.png and .svg format



Google Tango Icon Set Vol. 2

*.png and .svg format



New Google Product Icons

*.ico, .png, and .gif format

Note: This icon pack contains 657 icons of various sizes. The best selection of individual icon types in the same size (i.e. 48, 128, etc.) from this pack is a mixture of .png and .gif formats.





New google docs icons

*.png format only



Google Docs pack Icons

*.ico, .png, and .gif format




*.png format only (original favicon .ico file included)



Google Earth Dock Icons

*.ico, .png, and .icns format



Gtalk Color Icons

*.png format only



Google Chrome icon pack

*.png format only



Google Chrome X

*.ico, .png, and .icns format



Google Chrome icon pack

*.png format only



Wanting more great icon sets to look through? Be certain to visit our Desktop Fun section for more icon goodness!

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 01/4/11

Comments (12)

  1. doctor

    Google Wave is dead that makes me sad :(

  2. Yoshiyah

    This icons are very nice. That is one of the many reasons I love Vista/Windows 7. The support for large 512×512 size icons. It really makes your desktop look alive.

  3. Ashutosh

    lookin cool, just downloaded.

  4. cheryl

    these are AWESOME.

  5. LoverBoy

    Cool , now my desktop is googling everywhere there is google icons. :)

  6. Asian Angel

    @Yoshiyah, Ashutosh, cheryl, & LoverBoy – Glad to know that you are all enjoying the icons! ^_^

  7. Nav

    Wop!!! Its great

  8. PUME04

    Looked great… then reverted back to the default google icons after less than an our and a few clicks? Any ideas what the problem might be?

  9. Asian Angel

    @PUME04 – That is really odd. O_o The only idea I have at the moment is that it may be a difference in “Plain Jane” Chromium versus Google Chrome itself (I am assuming those are the shortcuts you are referring too?)…

  10. Oldtimer88

    unzipped the Google New Product Icons into regular folder. Tried to change desktop icon, but comes back with “…. filename.GIF contains no icons”. It appears that only .ICO type files are accepted.
    Any suggestions? Thanks.

  11. Asian Angel

    @Oldtimer88 – You can use this small portable program to quickly convert those files into .ico format. Just drag and drop the image into the window and it will be automatically converted for you. ^_^ It is now at version 1.1 and you will need to have the .NET Framework (2.0 or higher) installed on your computer. ^_^

    Create Icons the Easy Way with SimplyIcon

  12. Tempest

    If anyone would like I have an updated version of the Simply Google Icon (256 x 256 ICO and PNG) pack called “Simply Google II – Part I” located on Deviant Art over here:

    And thanks to the How-to Geek for including my work.

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