This is a Gnome Shell extensions that add a menu indicator in system tray for quickly navigating places in Gnome Shell.

For now, the menu contains: Home Folder, Desktop, Connect to, Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Downloads.

It would save many steps if you used to navigate these folders in regular way.

To installl this extension, in Gnome Shell using Firefox browser to open: places-status-indicator and click ON in top left to install this extension.