Create diagrams with the free yEd Graph Editor for macOS

yEd for Mac

yEd for Mac

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  • Latest Version

    yEd 3.23.2 LATEST

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    Juan Garcia

  • Operating System

    Mac OS X 10.11 or later

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yEd for Mac is a powerful desktop application that can be used to quickly and effectively generate high-quality diagrams. Create diagrams manually, or import your external data for analysis. Automatic layout algorithms arrange even large data sets with just the press of a button. yEd Graph Editor is freely available and runs on all major platforms: Windows, Unix/Linux, and macOS.
  • Import your own data from an Excel® spreadsheet (.xls) or XML
  • Create diagrams with ease via an intuitive user interface
  • Automatically arrange your diagram elements
  • Export bitmap and vector graphics as PNG, JPG, SVG, PDF, SWF
yEd Graph Editor for macOS supports a wide variety of diagram types. In addition to the illustrated types, yEd also supports organization charts, mind maps, swimlane diagrams, Entity Relationship diagrams, and many more.

Features and Highlights
  • Interactive Hierarchical Layout can be used to interactively layout hierarchical or pseudo-hierarchical scenarios.
  • Hierarchical Layout can be used to perfectly visualize hierarchical or pseudo-hierarchical scenarios.
  • Orthogonal Layout produces clear representations of complex networks.
  • Organic Layout and Smart Organic Layout produce clear representations of complex diagrams like ER-diagrams, UML diagrams, and many more.
  • Organic Edge Router reroutes edges in existing drawings organically.
  • Orthogonal Edge Router can reroute edges in existing drawings orthogonally.
  • Circular Layout portrays interconnected ring and star topologies perfectly.
  • Tree Layout can be used to visualize tree-like structures in many different ways.
  • The tree layout algorithms can also be used on graphs that are almost like trees.
  • a customizable workplace lets you arrange your tool windows to your needs
  • table-like property editors allow you to configure the graphical properties easily
  • Internationalization: yEd has been localized in English, German, and partially in Japanese
  • a sophisticated print preview allows you to preview the printing results (especially useful for poster-printing)
  • Session Management: yEd Graph Editor app remembers and manages your settings
  • Undoability support
  • Clipboard facility
  • Keyboard shortcuts for most of the functions
  • Integrated help system
  • Full support for the YGF file format. The native file format.
  • Full support for the XML-based GraphML file format.
  • Full support for the GML graph file format. GML is a popular text-based graph file format.
  • Full support for the XML-based GML graph file format. This is a variant of the GML language that uses XML syntax.
  • Import of arbitrary XML files. An XSLT stylesheet must be given that transforms the XML input into a valid GraphML. Predefined stylesheets for Ant build scripts, the OWL Web ontology language, and others are included.
  • Export to the SVG vector graphics file format.
  • Export to the Windows Meta File (WMF) file format. A vector graphics format used in almost any Windows application.
  • Export to JPG and GIF file formats. Export large images as multiple images and HTML tables also supported!
  • Export to BMP (on Windows machines) and PNG file formats.
Also Available: Download yEd for Windows

What's new in this version:

- The JREs that come with the Windows, macOS, and Linux installers have been updated to OpenJDK 20.0.2

- Improved and corrected import support for the GraphML file format variants of our commercial yFiles diagramming libraries yFiles for Java 3.x, yFiles for JavaFX, yFiles.NET, yFiles WPF, and yFiles for HTML
- Added support for importing node symbols with yEd's properties mapper

- Many bugfixes and improvements in yEd's layout algorithms