A bit late in the thread but I'd like to add a couple of comments.
"But it's the wrong solution, IMHO. Relying on hosted software for
your design is even worse than relying on proprietary software. If a
proprietary software vendor goes bust, at least you can keep using the
last version that you bought (possibly in a VM with an old OS). But
if the company behind a hosted solution goes bust, you lose
_everything_. You'll have no ability to maintain your designs
That is true of many web based services but is not the case with EasyEDA.
In their "A letter from the EasyEDA team."
the answer to:
"Q3: What if EasyEDA cannot become self sustaining and has to close down?"
explains that they have an exit strategy for if the venture fails to be self-
"Its better than the others (upverter, autodesk). I don't know if any of
these projects are using non-opaque formats yet but if they are I'd love to
share their parts."
EasyEDA uses the JSON file format for everything. So schematics, symbols, PCB
layouts, footprints, can all be exported via:
Document > EasyEDA Source...
Sometime soon they will be giving information for people to write their own
plugins so import from and export to gEDA should be pretty straight forward.