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A picture is worth a thousand words, and this Mac app gives you 5 million

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Test out this Mac app that can replace words with images.
Try out this Mac app that gives you a library of 5 million simple images for projects and wordless communication.
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As much technology as we have, it’s still hard to land in a foreign country and ask someone where the bathroom is. From ancient Sumerian to Google Translate, language has been used to connect civilizations. And for that whole time, a universal means of communication could have been really helpful.

The Noun Project is working to create a global visual language composed of simple, easily understandable icons. And right now, you can gain access to its entire library of 5 million icons at a reduced price. Purchase five years of unlimited access to the Noun Project library for $79.99 (regularly $199).

Turn complex directions into simple pictures

Communicating across languages in clear, simple visuals comes in handy in a wide variety of situations. For instance, visual directions might be the way to go if you’re creating guides, populating web content or crafting business and education resources. If you need an example, pick up some furniture from Ikea and see how many words the assembly instructions include.

This five-year subscription to The Noun Project’s library lets you use icons for presentations, blog posts, emails, websites, social media, education materials, design projects and much more. You can edit all icons for color, size and rotation. And you can add background shapes and colors.

There are 5 million of them, but luckily they’re organized and easily searchable. You can quickly find simple, diverse images for things as niche as futuristic technology or as broadly applicable as clapping hands.

“The Noun Project makes it very easy to find icons quickly for mockups, websites or assignments for class,” writes one G2 reviewer. “The interface is simple and organized, making it easier to find an icon quickly and also assess whether it suits my purpose.”

You can view the complete icon library in your browser through Adobe, Google, PowerPoint and Word plugins. Or you can just use the Mac app.

Save on the Noun Project individual 5-year plan

You don’t need words to speak. For a limited time, you can get a five-year subscription to the Noun Project Unlimited Individual Plan on sale for $79.99 (regularly $199).

Prices subject to change.