LiveBB is a desktop tool for various bulletin boards and is available for Windows and Linux Plattforms. It is written in C# and is released as free software under the terms of the GPL.


  • Displays the number of new threads and posts since the last visit of a user.
  • Displays the elapsed time since last visit.
  • Displays the number of new threads and posts for favorite subforums. (optional)
  • Notifies when new private messages are recieved and displays the number of it.
  • Customizable skin and multi-language support.


LiveBB was initially developed as LiveHabo for the german bulletin board www.hackerboard.de. Due to several requests for releasing it as free software and for the possibility to use it with other bulletin boards, it was rewritten and released as LiveBB as you can find it here.