Saturday, March 9, 2019

yEd Graph Editor Portable, High-Quality Diagrams Made Easy!
"yED is a feature rich experience that offers everything I need to present diagrams and flow charts to clients. What I liked the least about yED was the initial learning curve it took to get everything right." —Rick B. (Senior Engineer: Rocket Motors and Warheads Defense & Space, 1001-5000 employees, used the software for: 2+ years), (Feb 14, 2019)
"The thing I like the best about it is that it can handle all the graphing I do for work from simple flow diagrams to complex relationship diagrams. Some of the controls are a bit quirky at first, but as you get acclimated it is less bothersome." —Dennis P. (a user), (January 7, 2019)
"Possible alternative to Visio, but without the associated costs. It is worth to give it a look." —Paolo0111 (Manufacturing, 251-500 Employees), (Nov 27, 2013)
yEd Graph Editor is a Java-based diagramming editor. It works on XML-based GraphML format and 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, BPMN, UML, and more.

Size: 40.0 MB (41,996,288 bytes) Packed Size: 34.5 MB (36,241,408 bytes)
MD5: 74B24BD0C5779556DEA70CCF19A65A75

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Release Details

Developer: yWorks GmbH &
Requirements: Windows Vista or later, Java portable runtime environment.
License: Freeware (personal and business use)—Terms of Use
Source: Included in the package (.ini files)

DIY/Do It Yourself: Upgrade to the Latest Release

Requirements 7-Zip, NPP/Notepad++ or other text editor, Launcher Generator/PAL, Installer/PAI.

  1. Get the latest portable app. template, and extract the content with 7-Zip.
  2. Get the latest yEd Graph Editor release—the Java .zip file "Zipped yEd Jar file for 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. Requires an installed Java 8, 9, or 10 JRE."
  3. Put it in the same folder as the extracted template, in our example C:\0TEST, then extract the zip package to C:\0TEST\yEdPortable\App folder, Extract files...
    then rename the extracted folder to yEd, Rename folder...
  4. Browse to yEdPortable\App\AppInfo and open appinfo.ini file with NPP. Replace the [Version] section with the latest version number. Make sure the PackageVersion entry is in 4 place digit, eg. not just 3.18.2,
  5. Run PAL, paste the template folder address C:\0TEST\yEdPortable, and click Go—a new launcher will be created, Create new launcher
  6. Test the new launchers by following this guide.
  7. When all is OK, then delete the yEdPortable\Data folder and run PAI, paste the package folder address C:\0TEST\yEdPortable, and click Go—to create the installer package. Create installer
  8. Use the installer package to upgrade your portable application. Don't forget to at least backup your Data folder before any upgrade :)
  9. If you find any changes that's not handled by the launcher, consult the PAL help file to modify the launcher yourself or ask for our paid upgrade support.
Quick and Dirty Update
  1. Make sure you exit yEd portable cleanly—check that no PortableApps.comLauncherRuntimeData-yEdPortable.ini file in the Data folder.
  2. Get the latest yEd (Java .zip) release.
  3. Delete your current App\yEd folder.
  4. Extract the yEd package to App folder → rename it to yEd.
  5. Done.

Portability Notes

  • yEd do not have portable mode. It writes to Windows registry and data folders while running.
  • We redirect %APPDATA% environment variable to Data folder.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.
  • You can help by sending request to the official developer to add "portable mode" to their future release.

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