I intend to create an application that would help me keep track of the things I have been working on along the day and the time I've spent on them.

To make it extremely user-friendly I want it as an additional taskbar, docked and always on top, having a text input field, a play/pause/stop button and a timer.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find any application to allow adding a taskbar in Windows 8.

Could you help me find an acceptable solution to this:
- maybe there is a way to create taskbar-like apps
- maybe it is possible to embed at least the timer in the existing taskbar (eventually triggering notifications from time to time)
- do you know any current app that does something similar in Windows 8 ?
- do you have a suggestion for an alternative approach (as long as usability remains acceptable) ?

Many thanks,