Google Drive navigation can sometimes become an exercise in tedious clicking and waiting. Google Drive isn’t always the fastest interface, and you may have folders 3 or 4 levels deep that you need to access quickly. For example, I create a folder for each school year, such as 15-16, inside of my Documents folder. You can star folders, and then they show up on the left side under the¬†Starred menu, but that doesn’t save you too much time.

Close, but no cigar.

It would be nice to be able to get to that folder quickly. Before, I would usually have a tab pinned in Chrome for Google Drive. To get to my 15-16 folder, I’d click on that tab, then navigate down to the folder. Ugh…

Bookmarks to a Google Drive folder

Each folder in Google Drive has a unique url, which you can easily bookmark. Create a folder for your Google Drive bookmarks bar, navigate to the folder you want to bookmark, and drag the link to the folder.

Google Drive Bookmark

Now you can navigate to a particular Google Drive by using the bookmark in the Chrome bookmarks bar. Bonus points for holding down the command key on OS X or control key on Windows to open the clicked link in a new tab.