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Create map shortcuts on your DroidMolly Wood shows you how to create navigation shortcuts on your home screen for one-click mapping.
Hi, I�m Molly Wood, and I�m here to show you how to create mapping shortcuts on your Droid. This tip gives you fast and easy access to locations you often map. Like, you could create one for home, so that if you�re out and about to unfamiliar places, you�ve got one or two-click access to navigate back to your house. Or if, like one of my colleagues, you�re expecting a baby, you can map the hospital and put that on your homescreen right up top. This tip works with any phone running Android 2.0 or above, with GPS � so, at this point, mainly the Droid. Here�s what to do. Press and hold the home screen and then choose Shortcuts from the menu that pops up. Now, this menu offers a LOT of handy tools, but for right now, we�ll choose Directions. On the screen that pops up, just enter the address, and you must have Turn by Turn enabled. You can choose a special little icon for it, like coffee cup, heart, laptop, I don�t know. These are silly, but whatever. Give the shortcut a name, and voila, there it is on the home screen. Now, whenever you click the shortcut, as long as GPS is enabled, the Droid will just launch Google Maps and start navigating toward the location. Now, if you want to make these shortcuts even MORE organized and useful, you can create a folder to store them in, like, �Navigation� or �Go To,� and there you go. Frequently visited locations, one-stop shopping. For CNET how-to, I�m Molly Wood � and you�re welcome.