If you’re like me and use many different tools, getting to them might take a tiny bit getting to. You might use Alfred (which is incredible), or you may use Spotlight in Mavericks or even better in Yosemite. You may use the dock. I’ve added a few alias icons to my Finder windows, and you can too.
See those icons (Versions, Cornerstone, Android Studio, Xcode)? It’s very simple to drag them into a Finder window, and back out again when you find that you might want other alias icons there instead.
Command-drag them to the Finder window from your dock or desktop or wherever, and that’s it. Command-drag within the window to reposition them. They will appear in every Finder window instance.