Here’s another quick tip.
In many cases when I make or receive a phone call I am in front of a computer but also, for the life of me, I never seem to have a pen. One trick I have used for many years is to use the good old Windows Notepad application to jot stuff down.
For me, I can easily hit Window + R, type in “notepad” and press Enter in around a second which would be less than the time it would take for me to find a pen from somewhere and a suitable piece of paper.
For more in depth notes that I need to track I still use Evernote but for the short, sharp and immediate things Windows Notepad does the trick.
Now, I just need to find a deterrent for people stealing my pens.