Facebook has emoticons of its own and so do a number of online web services. But you just might feel that they fall short sometimes, just when you need to express a special emotion to someone across the chat program or email.
So, in our hunt for an emoticon resource, we get to meet and use a fun emoticon editor and resource. i2Symbolis a web service which has free symbols, emoticons, smileys, and stylish text that you can reuse in any media that takes emoticons…even your MS Office application.
I2Symbol is also available as a browser add-on for Firefox and Chrome. Using i2Symbol is as easy as a copy-paste. You can copy the required symbol from the gallery by clicking on the little “Copy” link and paste it into your application. While the usage is simple, you might have to spend some amount of time choosing the right emoticon or symbol because there are so many of them. So, let’s dive into the galleries and see what’s on offer.
As you can see from the screenshot, all available graphics are arranged according to type – Symbols, Emoticons, Vintage, ABC, and Chat. The types are further divided into categories. For instance, Symbols has categories for Love, Weather, Music, Zodiac etc. each with variety of symbols. Just to give you an idea, there are more than 70+ different types of symbols and emoticons.
If you are a heavy Facebook Chat user, you would appreciate the Memes, Images, Icons, and Stylish Text codes that you can use with a click. The Chat Code Generator can be used to generate your own for use in Facebook from a text string.
i2Symbol comes with its own set of tools that give you some creative scope in designing your own symbols and emoticons. The Text Styler takes plain text and styles it with the presets available (delimited text, dotted text, circle text, flip text, strike text, and more).
The Text to Image Converter preserves text color & font when posting emoticons on social networks. Social networks such as Facebook and Twitter remove formatted text, so using an image helps.
Last but definitely not the least, I2Symbol has its own Emoticon Editor that helps you to create custom emoticons or edit existing ones and share them with the i2Symbol community.
Though it’s not necessary that you register and log on to use the resource and the tools, you might consider it if you are into designing symbols and spicing up your Facebook and Twitter messages.
Give i2Symbol a creative whirl and tells us if it grabbed your interest.