yEd Graph Editor


Download yEd 3.12.2

The current version is 3.12.2. To check your version, open the Help menu and choose About.

Download Notes
yEd for Windows
(54.8 MB)
yEd installer for Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8. Includes a suitable JRE.
yEd for Mac OS X
(27.1 MB)
yEd installer for Mac OS X 10.5 to 10.9. Requires JRE 6 or higher.
yEd for Linux
(57.1 MB)
yEd installer script for 32-bit Linux systems. Either chmod +x first, or execute using sh. Includes a suitable JRE.
yEd (executable Jar)
(25.6 MB)
Zipped yEd Jar file. For experts only. Requires Oracle's JRE 6 or higher.

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Oracle JRE versions 1.7.0_25 and higher cause yEd versions before 3.11 to malfunction. The problem manifests itself as a java.awt.image.ImagingOpException: Unable to convolve src image exception when working with the GUI.

We recommend to use yEd versions 3.11 or higher or a JRE version before 1.7.0_25 to run older yEd versions.

You can also test-drive the yEd Graph Editor online!
Just click the Launch button to start the application right from your browser.

Release Notes

The latest release of yEd Graph Editor is version 3.12.2.

yEd 3.12.2 - Changes Since 3.12.1


  • Fixed a regression introduced in yEd 3.12.1

yEd 3.12.1 - Changes Since 3.12


  • Fixed a regression introduced in yEd 3.11.1 in the "Select Elements" tool where the results of the various 'Select edges at selected nodes' queries were incomplete. [Q&A 4343], [Q&A 4368]
  • Improved clipboard behavior when yEd can't access the vectorgraphics.jar file.
  • Addressed an issue where a missing GraphML encoding of a group node's closed state representation could result in an exception.
  • Improved undo behavior of interactive move node gestures. Bends that were removed as a result of a node being moved over them are now restored on undo.
  • Many other bug fixes as well.

yEd 3.12 - Changes Since 3.11.1

New Features

  • Added support for aborting automatic layout algorithms.
  • New alignment options in the Balloon style tree layout algorithm.
  • New swimlane support of organic layout algorithm.
  • New node label and edge label layout options in the Balloon style tree layout algorithm.
  • Intuitive mouse gesture to change node representations in the editor window by Shift-dragging the new node representation from the palette onto them.


  • Added node label and edge label selection options in the "Select Elements" tool.
  • Added hierarchy-related selection options in the "Select Elements" tool to enable selecting child nodes or selecting parent group nodes.
  • The Properties View also shows properties of edge bends.
  • Added alignment options to the printing setup dialog that enable center-aligned and side-aligned printing.
  • Cyclic selection also works for table nodes now, which enables selecting the column labels and row labels.
  • Switched to platform-specific text anti-aliasing support. This enables subpixel text anti-aliasing on platforms that support this.
  • Added support for custom properties to XML+XSL import.
  • Updated the descriptions of layout algorithms (Partial Layout, Orthogonal Layout).
  • Many smaller improvements to the application's user interface (text in dialogs).


  • Addressed a possible issue when changing the representation of a group node.
  • Corrected PNG export options.
  • Addressed an issue of the Excel import where property names of edges weren't properly handled.
  • Corrected problems with localized text in print settings and some of the layout algorithm dialogs.
  • Fixed an issue where closing an editor tab could result in an exception.
  • Fixed an issue that could result in: IllegalArgumentException: No resolver found in RepositoryNode{name='Description', path='Description'}
  • Corrected a problem of full screen mode where the details threshold was not taken into account.
  • Corrected an issue in the "Fit Node to Label" command that could grow group nodes indefinitely.
  • Fixed an issue in the "Select Elements" tool that could occur when selecting colors.

Previous Releases

See the release notes of previous yEd versions.