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Good because it is free

Comment by Quaint
about yEd Graph Editor · Nov 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

but else I don't think very highly of it. It's lacks kind of in sexyness, or to put in other words the graphs and UML you are drawing are very simple and not good looking, nothing you like to show a client. But between programmers it is a good choice, well it is free and everybody can get it...

Comment by triztian
about yEd Graph Editor · Jan 2019 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

hmm, It says that it's open source, however I'm unable to find a download link for the source. I'm interested in creating a plugin to export my Graph into a specialized format

Comment by rakswin
about yEd Graph Editor · Oct 2018 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I really like the way the Programm works in general, it is intuitv and easy to use and the digram one creats is not really restricted in form or size.
Unfortunatly it is next to unusable for me, because there is no way to enter formulas directly. You can either copy and paste Unicodesymbols and if necassary arrange them with html (look a littel bit funny sometimes, but readable) or create in an external program from latexcode an SVG, which then can be use in yEd. Both way to time consuming when nearly a half of your diagram need formulas...

[Edited by rakswin, October 31]


Not good for Mac

Comment by MortenJ
about yEd Graph Editor · Sep 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I can see a lot of good things in this software. However I use a mac and does not use any of the conventions that apply for Mac OSX software.
It installs like windows software and puts a shortcut on the desktop!!!
When I click the red X the program shuts down.
I can't recommend it for mac users.


Luckily this changed quite a while ago and the software now installs (or rather doesn't) like any other Mac OSX software via "drag into applications".

Comment by porneL
about yEd Graph Editor · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

It's pretty good, although hard to get used to if you've worked with OmniGraffle.

Comment by Boris
about yEd Graph Editor · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Excellent software with a lot of features. I have mild trouble doing some things and I can't find some settings I wish existed. Either way, it's probably the best software out there for making diagrams. And the auto-arrange features are AMAZING :D


Still not better than Visio, but it's rather impressive

Comment by rimez
about yEd Graph Editor and Microsoft Office Visio · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -2 Helpful Report as spam

Though it's still not better than Visio, it's rather impressive and runs well on Linux.