As we all adjust to the “new normal” with social distancing, it is helpful to find ways to make working remotely effective and efficient. One way to leverage technology is to blend tried and true methods with the ever-evolving machines we carry in our pockets or sit on our desks—our smartphones. Today’s smartphones allow for dictation and voice memos, and while using either not a new technological advancement, having the ability to do both in a single, always-accessible device is convenient and productive. Learning to leverage these features following hearings, trials, mediations, depositions, arbitrations, and client meetings is invaluable. Do you need to remember the demeanor of a witness during a deposition and want to make a voice memo about it while driving back to the office? There’s an app for that. Leaving court after a hearing and need to dictate instructions to your staff or the beginnings of an order? There’s an app for that. Using a smartphone’s built-in capabilities and available apps creates limitless possibilities of productivity. (In fact, I used a speech-to-text app to write most of this article.) Below is a sampling of apps for leveraging the powerful features of today’s smartphones.