yFiles Diagramming Software Libraries


Data Binding

Efficient Graph Analysis Algorithms

You need appealing diagrams in your own software applications?

You can integrate world-class diagramming functionality like you see in yEd into your own applications!

your HTML5 / JavaScript,
your Java,
or your .NET framework-based application.

yEd is an impressive model of what can be done with our class library yFiles for Java!

yEd Graph Editor


Download yEd

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

Download Notes
yEd for Windows yEd installer for 32-bit Windows Vista or later. Includes a suitable Java 8 JRE.
yEd for Mac OS X yEd installer for Mac OS X 10.8 or higher. Includes its own embedded Java 8 JRE.
yEd for Linux yEd installer script for 64-bit Linux systems (Intel/AMD architecture). Either chmod +x first, or execute using sh. Includes a suitable Java 8 JRE.
For installation on 32-bit Linux systems (Intel/AMD architecture), see "More yEd downloads..." below.
yEd (executable Jar) Zipped yEd Jar file. Requires an installed Java 8 or Java 9 JRE.

More yEd downloads...

If you know you have Java WebStart installed on your system, you can also test-drive the yEd Graph Editor immediately: Just click the Launch yEd button to start the application.

If you want to try diagramming directly within your browser without downloading an app, consider giving our yEd Live a spin!

Release Notes

The latest release of yEd Graph Editor is version

yEd - Changes Since


  • Fixed an exception that happened when calling the Tree Map layout algorithm on an empty graph.

yEd - Changes Since 3.18


  • Addressed issues that could happen with the platform-native file chooser dialog on macOS and Linux.

yEd 3.18 - Changes Since 3.17.2

New Features

  • Added new Tree Map layout algorithm that makes it easy to generate tree maps.


  • Many improvements of the One-Click Layout.
  • yEd now uses the platform-native file chooser dialog on Windows, macOS, and Linux to improve the platform-specific user experience.
  • The JREs that are installed by the Windows, macOS, and Linux installers have been updated to Java 1.8.0_162.


  • Many bugfixes, great and small.

Previous Releases

See the release notes of previous yEd versions.

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