Tools and Applications

In addition to extensive diagramming class libraries, yWorks also provides high-quality tools and applications that not only showcase the power of yFiles technology but also effectively can be used in software development and software documentation.


yEd is a powerful diagram editor that can be used to quickly and effectively generate high-quality drawings of diagrams. Create your diagrams manually or import your external data for analysis and auto-magically arrange even large data sets by just pressing a button.
yEd is freely available and runs on all major operating systems.

yWorks Diagrams for Confluence

yWorks Diagrams for Confluence® is a powerful diagramming plugin for Atlassian Confluence.
It allows you to create and edit diagrams directly in your Atlassian Confluence wiki, and quickly and effectively generate high-quality drawings of them.

yFiles Layout Algorithms for Cytoscape

The yFiles Layout Algorithms for Cytoscape app brings the layout algorithms of the yFiles diagramming libraries to Cytoscape!


yGuard is a free Java bytecode obfuscator and shrinker. It is quite simply a 'must have' for any serious Java developer, providing outstanding integration with Ant and many IDEs.

yWorks UML Doclet

yWorks UML Doclet is a powerful Javadoc™ extension that adds UML diagrams and a number of other impressive features to the generation process of Java API documentation.