Originally Posted by JKuehl
What helped me alot was "The Journal" by David RM Software - i keep track of all kinds of special days, dates and such in it. Also i´m journaling my thoughts in there, even use it to store bookmarks, winamp livestreams, pictures, mindmaps and so much more - great piece of software!
Seconded! I've found the templates feature very handy for improving my writing, and the reminders for making sure I don't slack off on my daily/weekly/monthly writing endeavours. And a scheduled task to run the application so I don't forget that first important step