Lots of favicon services have come and gone over the years – getfavicon.appspot.com (aka g.etfv.co), getfavicon.org, fvicon.com, and others I’m sure. Google’s service is still around, but it only serves 16 pixel images, and a generic default. And why shouldn’t it? Google didn’t really want the public using their service anyway.
I’m the founder and creator of grabicon.com, and I very much want people to use my service 🙂 It’s free, resizes images for you, and generates unique defaults for sites that don’t have an icon.
It’s dead simple to use. Enter the URL below into your browser address bar; replace ‘wikipedia.org’ with your intended site:
Or to get an icon back in a certain size:
I’m also very open to any other features people want. Thanks for checking it out!