List of BBS software

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This article is about software that acted as bulletin board systems themselves. For external BBS software, see BBS door.
Main article: Bulletin board system

This is a list of notable bulletin board system (BBS) software packages.[1][2]


Altos 68000[edit]

Amiga based[edit]

  • Ami-Express – aka "/X", very popular in the crackers/pirate software scene.

Apple II series[edit]

  • ABBS
  • Diversi-Dial (DDial) – Chat-room atmosphere supporting up to 7 incoming lines allowing links to other DDial boards.
  • GBBS – Applesoft and assembler-based BBS program by Greg Schaeffer.
  • GBBS Pro – based on the ACOS or MACOS (modified ACOS) language.
  • HBBS – a hi-resolution graphical dial-up BBS and client package for the Apple II, supported threaded, rich media messages including graphics, shapes, sound, fonts, sprites and animation via its desktop client entitled Pixterm.
  • Hopscotch – by Eric Senior – written in 6502 assembly, chat system supporting up to 16 users.
  • Networks II – by Nick Naimo.
  • PBBS
  • proline – by Morgan Davis
  • ProTree BBS – by Bob Garth
  • Tnet – by Dean Drako
  • SBBS – Sonic BBS by Patrick Sonnek.
  • Warp6BBS – by Jim Ferr

Apple Macintosh[edit]

Commodore computers[edit]


Many of these needed BYE and KMD to handle modem interactions and file transfers.

  • MikroKom
  • RBBS – written in Microsoft Basic, really slow login with more than a few users.
  • TBBS

Microsoft Windows[edit]

MS-DOS and compatible[edit]


Tandy TRS-80[edit]

Unix and compatible[edit]


  1. Jump up ^ BBS: The Documentary, directed by Jason Scott, Bovine Ignition Systems, 2005.
  2. Jump up ^ BBS Software Listing, Jason Scott, 2005.
  3. Jump up ^ FBB official web site

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