If you use the on-line task manager Remember the Milk (I do) and would like to have more access to your tasks right on your desktop, you might want to check this out. Remember the Task is an Adobe Air Client (you need to have Adobe Air) that puts a streamlined view of your RTM tasks on your desktop. You can minimize it to the task tray or have it always glaring at you with the things you aren’t getting done. The stripped down UI looks very similar to how RTM appears in its other gadget forms as in GMail, iGoogle, or in the Windows Vista Sidebar.
Check it out or download it at the Adobe Air Marketplace.