When I first got this phone I stumbled upon a very useful widget that was part of Google maps. You select an address and make an icon like the one below. It told you how long it took to reach that location from your current location, and if you clicked on it, it loaded the location in Google maps so you could quickly get to turn by turn navigation. Basically you could set it up for home, work, school, etc, and quickly know how long it will take to get there and start GPS navigation quickly.
However since the recent update to Google maps, this widget has dissappeared. Is there still a way to use this widget, or a good alternative?