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yEd Graph Editor


Download yEd 3.20.1

The current version is 3.20.1. To check your version, open the Help menu and choose About.

yEd for WindowsyEd installer for 64-bit Windows 7 or later. Includes a suitable OpenJDK Java 13 JRE.
yEd for Mac OS X/macOSyEd installer for Mac OS X 10.11 or higher. Includes its own embedded OpenJDK Java 14 JRE.
yEd for LinuxyEd installer script for 64-bit Linux systems (Intel/AMD architecture). Either chmod +x first, or execute using sh. Includes a suitable OpenJDK Java 14 JRE.
yEd (executable Jar)Zipped yEd Jar file for 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. Requires an installed Java 8 (or later) runtime environment.

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The yEd Live browser app

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 3.20.1

yEd 3.20.1 - Changes Since 3.20

Security fixes

The new version includes fixes to a set of vulnerabilities, kindly reported by Dawid Czarnecki from NATO Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

  • Fixed XML External Entity injection that could be exploited when opening XML files (including GraphML). [CVE-2020-25215]
  • Fixed code execution through XSL transformation when opening XML files together with custom stylesheets. [CVE-2020-25216]


  • yEd's icon set has been updated to modern SVG icons. Aside from looking great, these icons scale nicely on HDPI devices.
  • Added support for additional labels in UML class nodes. [Q&A 17711]


yEd 3.20 - Changes Since


  • The JREs that come with the Windows installers have been updated to OpenJDK 13.0.2.
    The JREs that come with the Linux and macOS installers have been updated to OpenJDK 14.0.1.

New Features

  • Added new Generic Curve Routing algorithm for routing edges.
  • Added new Generic Edge Bundling algorithm for routing edges.
  • Added new page rank algorithm for calculating centrality measures.


  • Added SHIFT+F2 (Windows/Linux) and SHIFT+ENTER (macOS) keyboard shortcuts for yEd's 'Add Label' action.
    Improved the initial position for additional labels.


  • Added input validation for many settings dialogs used for layout algorithms to prevent invalid values (such as e.g. negative distances) and subsequent algorithm errors.
  • Fixed problems with incorrect additional white space in label texts when opening GraphML files with yEd running on Java 14. [Q&A 13283]
  • Fixed problems with custom graph properties names 'url' or 'description' when working with multiple documents. [Q&A 16802]
  • Fixed copy-pasting of "Edge Opposite: Dynamic" node label placement policy. [Q&A 15869]
  • Many bugfixes great and small.

Previous Releases

See the release notes of previous yEd versions.

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