When I am on the phone or in a meeting, I prefer to take notes on paper. If I use pen and paper, I know that I will not get distracted by notifications, emails and other things while writing.
I then add the essential things from my conversation on the Evernote card for the assignment we have discussed so that I keep all data about all assignments in one single place.
But still, I do not want to throw the original note away, since my doodles from the meeting carry information that cannot be described in words.
Here, I explain how I get to keep my metaphorical cake and eat it too.