Linux only: Some software apps just work better together. Take Prism, Mozilla's web app-into-desktop-window converter, and combine it with AllTray, the AllTray, the system tray docking utility, and you can turn anything on the web into a quick-access desktop window.
Linux Journal's Shawn Powers walks through each step of setting up Prism, installing AllTray, creating an SSB (single-site browser) out of Google Tasks and docking it in the system tray. A similar function could likely be accomplished with Chrome's "Create web application" tool—and if you've done so, let us know how in the comments.
Google Tasks Tray [Linux Journal]