yEd - graph editor
High-quality diagrams made easy

Screenshots of the yEd software

Powerful and flexible

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 macOS.


The latest release is version 3.22.
Check out the release notes.

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Key Features


Import your own data from an Excel® spreadsheet (.xls) or XML.


Create diagrams with ease via an intuitive user interface.


Automatically arrange your diagrams elements.


Export bitmap and vector graphics as PNG, JPG, SVG, PDF, SWF.

Supported Diagrams

BPMN Diagrams

Semantic Networks

Family Trees


Social Networks

UML Class Diagrams


Video tutorial

This video tutorial shows how to create a flowchart diagram with yEd.

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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 and Twitter!
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Thank you for your free to use yEd product.

I rarely use diagramming tools, but I needed one for a document at work, and I didn't want the company to pay for a Visio license. I used yEd to create a simple architecture diagram for a web application that I created. I discovered yEd Live after going home and working on the diagram. I can't install yEd at work without an RFC, but I will be able to use yEd Live at work!

Really Cool! And easy to use! There are not very many free diagramming tools on the web so I am very happy to have found a very good one!

Gilligan Joy
Software Developer
Canadian Forces
Hi yWorks,

I just wanted to quickly thank you for producing what is the best chart tool I've ever used. I've used your tool every time I've needed to produce a UML diagram, flowchart, Relational Database Diagram, etc for my degree.

The new online version is great too. You guys are rockstars!


Kevin Norman
Software Engineering student at Swansea University
Thank you very much for such great software!
Love you!
Andrey Shestakov
I am the Senior Pastor of a small church in Pennsylvania, USA. Thank you very much for making yEd available for free. I cannot afford an expensive program for diagramming and yEd is perfect for helping me diagram ideas for teaching and for writing small pamphlets.

Tausend Dank für Ihre Großzügigkeit!
Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Mark Rudolph
The Rev. Mark E. Rudolph
Senior Pastor, St. John’s Anglican Church

Diagrams which were created and submitted by happy yEd users.

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