Write for Future You

Whether taking notes, synthesizing beliefs, or organizing data, focus on an audience of "You, but older and possibly having forgotten all this shit."

Keep in mind that Future You might not ever bother to revisit what you're writing, so Make it easy to take notesMake it easy to take notes
afk: Field notes and a pencil are better than anything your phone can do.

otherwise: Have a place to put everything, and make sure you can reach it with a few keystrokes.