I go with pencil and paper myself. I use the system described in "50 years among the bees."
I've found that everything I take out to the bee yard will eventually be covered in propolis. For that reason, my phone doesn't come out of my pocket, less it get destroyed (and btw, I have the same issues with siri). If I brought my laptop to the yard, it would be the same thing. If I bought a recorder, it would be the same thing.
I wrote notes on hives for a while, even put a sheet inside the hive for a short time. Problem was I wouldn't be able to tell what I needed until I was already in the yard. One yard is an hour and a half away. If I needed to bring some mite or nosema treatments, sugar, or pollen, or even extra supers, I wouldn't know what I needed till I couldn't get it.
So I think it's important to have a system where you can review your records when you are not standing in the bee yard. That's just me though.
So if you write it down on paper in the yard, I don't see the need to transfer it to the computer. Most of the time I just need to know information about the LAST inspection, not everyone done this year. The last inspection will dictate what I need to do THIS inspection, or the important information. The rest of the information throughout the year helps me evaluate a queen to see if I'll graft from her, or to help me understand what goes wrong if the hive dies. Both of those are "what ifs" and doesn't happen to every hive. So for that reason, I don't put it into the computer, and just thumb through my hand written notes IF I need to.