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yEd Graph Editor


Download yEd 3.21.1

The current version is 3.21.1. 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 15 JRE.
yEd for Mac OS X/macOSyEd installer for Mac OS X 10.11 or higher. Includes its own embedded OpenJDK Java 15 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 15 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 3.21.1

yEd 3.21.1 - Changes Since 3.21


  • Fixed an error that occurred after changing the display language in yEd.
  • Fixed an error that occurred on Windows and macOS operating systems when copying (parts of) diagrams to the system clipboard.

yEd 3.21 - Changes Since 3.20.1


  • The JREs that come with the Windows, macOS, and Linux installers have been updated to OpenJDK 15.0.2.

New Features

  • Added node types as an additional optimization criterion to major layout algorithms. Nodes of the same type are more likely to be placed next to each other.
  • Added new clustering implementations for the organic layout algorithm.


  • Improved edge routing for the orthogonal/polyline edge routing algorithm. The algorithm now tries to preserve existing orthogonal routes as much as possible.


  • Fixed problems with native file chooser dialogs on Windows.
  • Fixed regression that prevented layout algorithms to properly connect edges to the visual bounds of nodes. [Q&A 21678], [Q&A 22046]
  • Fixed regression that prevented pasting of nodes that were copied from inside a closed group node.
  • Fixed inconsistent ordering of palette sections in the 'Add to Palette' context menu. [Q&A 19997]
  • Fixed selection changes that sometimes occurred after running One-Click layout. [Q&A 22201]
  • Many bugfixes great and small.

Removed Features

  • Removed yEd's IconFinder client for importing symbols into user-defined palette sections. IconFinder no longer offers the service interface required for this feature.
  • Removed the HTML Flash Viewer and SWF export formats. Both formats relied on Adobe™ Flash™ and thus could not be used as intended anymore.

Previous Releases

See the release notes of previous yEd versions.

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