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yED Alternate of Microsoft Office Visio on Ubuntu Linux

Overview :


yEd is an open source and powerful desktop application written in Java programming language. yED is generally used to  generate high-quality diagrams. It is an alternate or replacement of Microsoft office Visio on Ubuntu Linux.


Key Features :


  • 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


Installation Steps of yED on Ubuntu 12.04 / Ubuntu 13.04


Step:1 Download the yed software from the URL:




in my case I downloaded “”


Step:2 Run the Script using below Commands


# chmod a+x


# sh


After executing the script , follow the below instructions


Click On Next..


Click on Accept the Agreement & then click on Next



Step:3 Specify directory where yed will be Installed


click on Next



Step:4 Once the Installation is Finished


Click on finish


Step:5  Now Access the  yED


# cd /home/nextstep4it/yEd/

# ./yEd


Mark Rijckenberg on, 2013-06-18 06:38:33
Hi, yEd is great. But there is a typo in the title. Can you please change Viso to Visio in the title? Regards, Mark
Eddie G. on, 2013-06-18 05:45:12
FINALLY! A Visio substitute! I will be putting this through it's paces! If it's as functional as I'm hoping it is..I will be able to ditch MS Visio...and it's resource hungry base!
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