yEd is a very powerful graph editor that is written entirely in the Java programming language. It can be used to quickly and effectively generate drawings and to apply automatic layouts to a range of different diagrams and networks.
yEd is available as a free download with unrestricted functionality!
yEd makes full use of the yFiles library. This is a Java class library enabling the viewing, editing, optimizing, drawing, and animating of a wide range of diagrams, networks, and other graph-like structures.
yEd has been built using 100% lightweight Swing components. This allows it to run on any platform where a suitable Runtime Environment is available.
Automatic Layout of Networks and Diagrams
The yFiles library offers the user many advantages, one of which is its ability to automatically draw networks and diagrams. This section demonstrates some of the many layout styles that are supported by yFiles.
If you have Java Web Start installed, simply click on one of the links to download and start the interactive demos.
If there is no Java installed on your computer, please follow the link under the image to download the most current JRE (Java Runtime Environment):
Arranges tree-like structures optimally.
Ideally suited for genealogies, directories, mind-mapping, or organization charts.