Icotar

A free colorful icon avatar generator

#4 Product of the DayFebruary 23, 2019

Icotar generates simple, playful avatars for your app or website. Based on the lovable avatars from Yik Yak, each avatar consists of a colorful background and a recognizable symbol. All colors and icons are hand-picked from Material Design.

Reviews
  • Pierre-Emmanuel Goubeaux-Chaperon
    Pierre-Emmanuel Goubeaux-ChaperonScale Zone leader at IBM France
    Pros: 

    Sim-pli-ci-ty!! You just need to paste the link and add any :hash you want..

    Cons: 

    I will be so fan to have some kind of categories in these avatars

    For example: /-a:hash : could be the Yik Yak collection /-b:hash : could be emojis /-c:hash : could be the more used GIFs on telegram ...

    Pierre-Emmanuel Goubeaux-Chaperon has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    Extremely easy to use, fast and the generated avatars look great.

    Cons: 

    None that I can think of.

    Pretty nifty little tool that can be used to easily generate random icons.

    Darren Jett has used this product for one day.
Discussion
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Craig App Man Caruso
Craig App Man CarusoHunter@craigcaruso · CarusoApps.com
Hey hunters! 😺 I needed an anonymous avatar system for an app I'm making. I always loved the delightful little avatars in Yik Yak, and was shocked that there wasn't a service to generate something similar. So I built a teeny tiny little service to generate these icons on the fly. The API is super simple, just call https://icotar.com/avatar/:hash where :hash can be anything you like. Here's my name as an Icotar https://icotar.com/avatar/craig. Best of all, it's open source. The service is free to use in your apps and websites. Enjoy! 🎁
Ben Potter
Ben Potter@bpmct · High school developer/marketer
This is brilliant! Absolutely love it & will use it in future products :)
Craig Phares
Craig PharesMaker@craigphares · Founder at Six Overground
@bpmct Excellent! Can't wait to see what you come up with 🤘
Pierre-Emmanuel Goubeaux-Chaperon
Pierre-Emmanuel Goubeaux-Chaperon@piemgchaps1 · Scale Zone leader at IBM France
Maaaan, this solution is in-cre-di-ble!! I've read about this easy to use solution without any conviction, wondering what type of "anything I like" :hash was allowed... So I've just tried to put anything: and it worked!!! Thank you for this solution, really really great!
Craig Phares
Craig PharesMaker@craigphares · Founder at Six Overground
@piemgchaps1 thanks for the kind words! ❤️ The enthusiasm!
Interactive Corp.
Interactive Corp.@interactivecor1
Sydenham!
Craig Phares
Craig PharesMaker@craigphares · Founder at Six Overground
@interactivecor1 That's an orange flower! 🌼