In reality, the Mac has become the go to personal computer of those with discriminating tastes– and a desire to run multiple operating systems; Mac, Windows, Linux, Unix, whatever. Here’s the easiest way ever to reboot your Mac to another OS.
Click. Select. Reboot.
As the subtitle suggests, QuickBoot is a minimum step utility which makes it a simple process to go from OS X to another version of OS X or to BootCamp running Windows.
The normal way, the way Apple set it up to boot up from a different OS is cumbersome and has many steps.
For example, to run a different version of OS X on your Mac you have to open System Preferences, select the Startup Disk option, then, select an OS from the list of available operating systems.
Most of the time you’ll also need to enter an administrator password. You can do something similar by holding down the Option key when restarting the Mac and wait for available OS icons to appear.
Or, you could just install the QuickBoot utility and eliminate all those steps. Click the Menubar icon. Select the bootable OS from the Menu, and your Mac reboots.
Here’s what QuickBoot looks like from the Menubar.
QuickBoot even remembers the administrator password so you won’t have to re-enter it every time you reboot into Windows or another version of OS X.
And, unlike the Startup Disk option in System Preferences, QuickBoot does not permanently change the OS X startup disk. Restart the Mac and it boots up into the default version of OS X.
QuickBoot works similarly to the free BootChamp app which simply reboots your Mac into Windows.