Free Mac Icon Font

In celebration of the Mac’s 30th anniversary, Apple’s offering a free font of almost every Mac model ever, called mac-icon-standard. It’s not a very fancy affair; the drawings of the computers are pretty basic. And it may not even be intended for public consumption. But it’s nifty nonetheless, and the price is right. If you’re interested in it, download mac-icon-standard now, because it may not be available for long.

The icons aren’t mapped to keystrokes, so to use the font you have copy and paste from a font utility, or use the Glyphs panel in an app like Illustrator or InDesign.

Then, if you’re a true Mac geek, you have the beginnings of your own personal Mac history infographic. And you can grab all the technical specs, dates, and prices from Not that I know anyone geeky enough to do that…

Posted on: January 29, 2014

Mike Rankin

Mike is the Editor in Chief of, InDesign Magazine, and He is also the author of several video training series, including Font Management Essential Training, InDesign FX, and InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals.

2 Comments on Free Mac Icon Font

  1. If I download and install this is it a safe guess that it is NSA-enabled?

  2. Mmmm, could be. Convert to outlines just to be safe.

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