Everywhere, Anytime.

Different devices running yEd live

yEd Live is the browser version of the powerful yEd desktop application. No more installer is needed to quickly and effectively create high-quality diagrams. Built upon our JavaScript diagramming library yFiles, the automatic layout algorithms arrange even large data sets with just the press of a button.

Create, import, or share graphs on any device that operates a modern browser. Even graphs that have been generated with the yEd Graph Editor application can now be shared with colleagues and friends without them having to install the desktop application.

yEd Live

Feature Highlights

Automatic Layouts

Don't worry about where to put elements. The built-in automatic layouts will always find a meaningful arrangement of all elements.

UML Diagram Editor

Create fast and easy UML diagrams with the built-in, interactive UML style.

Entity Relationship Diagram

Create Entity Relationship diagrams with Martin Notation with the built-in palette.

Share diagram as Github Gist

Create a direct link to your diagram to easily share it with others.

Custom Palette

Add your own custom palettes that are persisted in your browser. Custom palettes can also be downloaded and shared with other users.

Custom Data

Each node and edge element can be annotated with an external reference and a custom description. When providing an URL, the element becomes clickable by holding the CTRL modifier.

The graph editor for Atlassian Confluence!


More Features

Grid and snaplines

Position nodes exactly with clever alignment helpers.

Cloud storage

Save and load your diagrams from Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, or GitHub gists.


Organize nested graph structures in group nodes.

Image export

Export diagrams to raster graphics and vector graphics: PNG, SVG, PDF.

Autosave support

Continue just where you left off. The "save early, save often!" mantra done right for you.

Printing support

Get high-fidelity paper copies of your diagrams. Put your diagrams on paper with page format support.

GraphML support

Load your diagrams in XML-based GraphML format from disk, cloud or any URL.

Domain specific palettes (BPMN, tables, etc.)

Create diagrams using high-quality, fully functional elements designed for a specific domain.

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We will continuously be adding more features to yEd Live. Tell us what new features you would like to see, what you like and what you don't like about yEd Live!

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Usage Terms

Anyone is allowed to use this free version of yEd Live from our website, even in commercial environments and contexts.

If you have any licensing related questions, please get in touch with our sales team.

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