One of the cool things about the Mac Finder is that you can create shortcuts, or bookmarks, to folders that you visit frequently. This is cool, because instead of clicking around to get to your commonly used directories, you can get to them with just one mouse click. That's as fast I can think to make it.
The left side of the Finder is technically called the "Sidebar", and you can create your own bookmarks/shortcuts in the "PLACES" section of the Sidebar. There are two ways to do this: The Safe Way, and The Faster Way.
The safe way to create a shortcut to a folder in the PLACES section of the Finder Sidebar is to follow these steps:
As you'll see, this creates a new shortcut/bookmark entry for you in the PLACES section of the Sidebar.
With the faster approach you just drag the folder icon from the right side of the Finder view over to the Sidebar, carefully placing it in the "PLACES" section of the Finder. To create a shortcut using this approach, just follow these steps: