yEd, Tool for creating diagrams

yEd is a free tool for creating diagrams.


There exist many software with diagramming function, like Inkscape,Dia and tools within Open Office. They are stronger in editing vector graphics, but also alternatives for creating diagrams.

yEd’s positive features:

  • automatic layout
  • flowcharts
  • UML diagrams
  • BPMN diagrams
  • Entity Relationship diagrams

yEd comes with many examples (see help->Example graphs). One can also import shapes and symbols.






Other Alternatives

Xmind is an alternative, especially for brainstorming.

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