Do you know if there is any way to create a shortcut or widget on the homescreen to access to the "Recent Apps" list? Basically, is there any way to access to this list without having to hold the Home button?
I made a free widget to do this, you can get it from the Play Store here.
There is a Recent Apps Widget available on Google Play.
App Bar Widgets just what you're looking for.
Check out Recent Task 2 on Play Store.