Every now and then I run into a neat Mac app that serves a single purpose and nothing more. If you can boot your Mac into Windows, older versions of OS X, or even to an installed copy of Linux, then you know the rebooting drill.
Open System Preferences, find Startup Disk in the System section, click and find the boot volume you want, then click again to begin the rebooting process.
Or, you can use Boot Runner which makes rebooting into a different operating system a simple one-click process.
Rebooting a Mac into any other operating system becomes much easier than the traditional method, but Boot Runner has a few extra functions you’ll like.
You can schedule reboots into a different OS, and completely configure the startup screen. The Menubar lets you select alternate operating systems and reboot with a click.
Even better, you get complete control over which startup disks are displayed on any given Mac, and there’s an option to control many Macs over a network. It’s like a remote control for rebooting your Mac into a different OS any time you want, regardless of where the Mac resides.
Boot Runner is a good way for an office to manage multiple Macs which dual boot, and keep each system up to date from a remote location.