yEd is a powerful desktop application that can be used to quickly and effectively generate high-quality diagrams.
Create diagrams manually, or import your external data for analysis. Our automatic layout algorithms arrange even large data sets with just the press of a button.
yEd is freely available and runs on all major platforms: Windows, Unix/Linux, and Mac OS X.
yEd supports a wide variety of diagram types. In addition to the illustrated types, yEd also supports organization charts, mind maps, swimlane diagrams, Entity Relationship diagrams, and many more.
We hope that you find yEd to be an invaluable tool and as much fun to make diagrams as we do. Spread the word and recommend it to your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+!
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"As a software developer, I used to use Graphviz for my code comprehension needs. While its compact format has its advantages, it was just too much effort to input data - particularly relationships. I wanted to be able to create relationships by dragging my mouse from one node to another. This is exactly how yEd works.
You don't have to sacrifice the longevity of plain-text that Graphviz files offer. yEd works entirely on the XML-based GraphML format. You get the same benefits of cross-platform support and exporting to SVG, PNG, PDF etc. as with Graphviz. But yEd is that it is written in Java yet has a 100% native look and feel (so on Mac, you can zoom in and out with 2 finger scrolling).
The best feature for me is its ability to group nodes and collapse/expand them. This makes it possible to capture much bigger graphs in a single file than with Graphviz (in which I had to mess with numerical properties). Layouts also give you the ability to comprehend your data in different ways, and when you change layout it animates the transition which makes the experience fun.
yEd, which is free, is probably better than any non-free software out there, and I've never had to upgrade it since I first heard of it, and haven't noticed any bugs. I'm really grateful for yWorks for this product and hope it stays around as long as I live."
Sridhar Sarnobat (Software Engineer at E-Touch Systems in Fremont, CA)
I work in a French company in embedded programming and electronics as technical director.
I just want to thank and congratulate you for yEd software.
It's a great software and it helps me and my team very often. "
Directeur Technique Opérationnel
Viveris Technologies - Ile de France
Thought I'd give you guys a shout out!
I love your product, yEd! I'm a pretty new user, I've only been using it for a few days, but I already
think it's 1000s of times better than Visio. The auto-layouts are frustration-free. BIG thumbs up! Keep up the good work! "
Programmer/Analyst II at an educational institution in the US
ich LIEBE yEd und kann es nicht fassen, dass sie es umsonst rausgeben. Das ist so toll und gut von ihnen. Vielen Dank.
Ich habe mit ihrem Tätigkeitsfeld sonst gar nichts zu tun, sondern habe lediglich eine Software gesucht, die aus Daten ein komplexes Organigramm für unsere Ehrenamtsstruktur machen kann. Ich hab viel geschaut und kein auch nur halbwegs erschwingliches Programm gefunden, was aus verbreiteten Daten (Excel) so zeichnen kann. OmniGraffle kann aus Daten zeichnen - aber die muss man selbst dort eingeben. Auf jeden Fall kann man sie nicht aus Excel importieren.
Also vielen Dank dafür, beste Grüße nach Tübingen! "
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