QuickBoot
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QuickBoot is a small application to make it quick & easy to temporarily boot another drive/partition like a Windows drive and have the system boot back to your default system after.
What's New
Version 1.1:
  • NEW FEATURE: Passwordless booting, authorize QuickBoot once and don't get asked again
  • Fixed issues booting some windows drives
  • Cleaner preferences window
  • Improved disk monitoring
Requirements
  • Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • Two or more OS drives



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QuickBoot User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
(7)
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-6

Claod reviewed on 03 Nov 2012
better if it's prefpane :/
[Version 1.1]


burypromote
+4

+10

Scuseme reviewed on 25 Dec 2010
I like QuickBoot over the alternatives in that it gives me all the possible choices for booting. I have the SL install DVD in its own partition, along with 2 separate clones and Win 7 x64. With QuickBoot, I can easily run any one of them.
[Version 1.0.5]


burypromote

+26

Runtime reviewed on 29 Oct 2010
Absolutely great, works flawlessly on 10.6.4 (Intel). To make a remote (head-less) server fail-safe and always start up, at terminated power, on a 'safe' partition/hard disk. (A donation link to keep the incitement up would be nice ;-)
[Version 1.0.5]


burypromote

+1

Mig4444 reviewed on 26 Oct 2009
Installed it on MacBook with Snow Leopard 10.6.1, and made it active in the top Finder menu bar. Had it running for about three days and during that time, my menu bar would either be completely transparent, be completely non-existent, be completely unresponsive, or no Finder at all except for the wall paper and the app dock. As soon as I removed it from the Finder menu bar, the computer was back to normal. It looked like it would be a very useful utility, but I think I can do without it to keep my Finder working properly. If anyone has any suggestions how to correct this issue, please post. Thanks.
[Version 1.0.4]


burypromote
+1

+7
Welshpat007 commented on 18 Oct 2009
This is great. Just one of those damn handy little apps that's good to have.
[Version 1.0.4]


burypromote

+16

hodagacz reviewed on 23 Aug 2009
Great little app. Does exactly what it's supposed to with no fuss. Also the company name is truly awesome!
[Version 1.0.3]


burypromote
+1

+111
NaOH commented on 24 Jun 2009
By the way, I love the title of the company.
[Version 1.0.3b3]

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Anonymous commented on 14 Jul 2009
Thanks :) glad you like it.
burypromote

+5
matthewmspace commented on 31 Oct 2008
Leopard Support?
[Version 1.0.2]


burypromote
+2

+80
appleHQ commented on 28 Mar 2008
Cyberatomic, think twice: I got FileVault and quite a lot of times it will take a couple of minutes to re-boot, since FileVault will compact the Sparse Image at logoff. So I sometimes wait 5 minutes pressing the alt key just to get the boot menu. Quite annoying...
[Version 1.0.2]


burypromote
-1

+10
Twilightscapes commented on 19 Jul 2007
What makes this worth while when you can just hold down the option key at boot and select the drive you want - then reboot from windows, and the mac defaults to booting back to the mac partition without having to do anything else?

I don't get it, is this for people who are keyboard challenged or something?
[Version 1.0]

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burypromote

+111
NaOH replied on 19 Jul 2007
I can think of a few situations where this may be useful.

One of which is where a machine is being accessed remotely.

Or if it is running headless.

I've also found using the alt key to be tricky, if the keyboard is a Windows style keyboard.

This utility might not have a wide audience, but it can be a time saver.
burypromote
+2
jerome (developer) replied on 19 Jul 2007
The point is just to make it dead simple and not have to worry about holding down a key, which you can sometimes miss. If you have no problems holding down option then no reason to use this, just a simple alternative really.
burypromote

+141
gazman replied on 31 May 2009
You're complaining about a free application that makes it easier to do something?

I used it this morning to boot up my TechToolPro DVD that I bought through the MacUpdate Promo. Worked a treat.
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+147
Gregm had trouble on 15 Nov 2009
Intel Only Feature:

One shot boot to another drive, then return to the normal on subsequent boot---

Failed to return on my machine (12" PowerBook, 1.5GHz G4, OS 10.5.8).

Jeremy Knope / Buttered Cat Software responded and confirmed that this does not work on PPC machines.

Nice idea for those of us who do bootable backups and do maintenance from another drive. I guess I'll continue to ride System Preferences/Startup Disk until I eventually replace my Mac
[Version 1.0.4]



+26

Runtime rated on 22 Oct 2013

[Version 1.1]



+6

skyvvalker rated on 17 Dec 2011

[Version 1.1]


Downloads:13,464
Version Downloads:6,963
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:15 May 2011
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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QuickBoot is a small application to make it quick & easy to temporarily boot another drive/partition like a Windows drive and have the system boot back to your default system after.


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