Steve Burzynski’s goal was to have at least one OneZone app the chamber audience would find useful.
“We all have unique makeups and unique likes and dislikes,” Burzynski recently told the OneZone Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Ritz Charles in Carmel. “So, how we use apps is so different, and what we find beneficial for each other can be different with apps.”
Burzynski is one of the owners of the parent company, Imavex, a website design and development company, and is president/CEO of Gideo, an online video software platform. The digital marketing portion is now IMX Marketing. The businesses are based in Fishers.
Burzynski was joined at the presentation by Cary Chandler, chief operations officer for Imavex, and Keriann Rich, president and CEO of IMX Marketing.
“I need to have an app that was necessary to keep all the information that was coming in an enormous rate,” Chandler said.
Chandler said he discovered a free app called Otter, a voice messaging app he uses for business and personal use.
“I actually keep my sermon notes from church on there,” Chandler said. “It knows my pastor’s voice clearly now and types it for me. I do my family journals on there as well. It’s actually free for 600 minutes a month, which I am able to stay under.”
Burzynski said the app is good for listening while maintaining eye-to-eye contact.
Rich said she uses Venmo to play freelancers who aren’t local.
“Some of them are younger, and that quick access to payment is important,” she said. “I’ve been able to use Venmo for contractor payments, which is awesome because I can screenshot when the payment is sent through. I haven’t been using Venmo for that long and kind of came about it with babysitters because they look at you like a dinosaur (if you don’t have it). I had to get with the hipsters.”
Burzynski uses the Stocard app to store all his loyalty rewards cards such as Kroger, Speedway and others, instead of carrying all the cards or keychain cards.
With fax machines having become mostly a thing of the past, Burzynski said iScanner, a free app, is useful to scan documents.
“If I have a document and I have to sign and date it, I don’t have to go to the printer, copier and scanner. I can take my phone out, take a picture, and that’s the scan,” he said. “I save it and then I can save it, share it or email it. It’s an app that I use, if not daily, weekly for sure.”
Burzynski finds Shoebox useful for collecting receipts for expense report and using GPS from his phone to record mileage.
Chandler has been using Quire, a free app, for task management.
“It allows you to customize how you work,” Chandler said. “I am constantly looking for better task-management apps, but this is one that I like a lot.”
Chandler uses Boomerang to separate his email from personal and business emails.