Jim Bowes

Jim Bowes, CEO of Manifesto, the award-winning digital agency, discusses his top apps and how he uses them in his personal and professional life.

Jim Bowes is the CEO and co-founder of Manifesto, the award winning digital agency specialising in Agile consultancy, technology, content and strategic user experience design. Jim set up the London based business in 2011, designing digital services and products around the needs of users, working predominantly with charities and third sector organisations. Jim has worked in digital or digital content for the last fifteen years, and prior to that, his career has included everything from Ibiza DJ to tea room owner and comedian.

Here Jim discusses his top six apps and how he uses them in his day-to-day personal and professional life.

Pingdom - We use Pingdom to monitor the websites we look after - a quick check in Pingdom can help me sleep easily knowing all of our clients' websites are running well.

National Rail - I spend a fair amount of time travelling by train and couldn't be without the National Rail app to see if things are on time and to plan routes.

Slack - The whole Manifesto team uses Slack for general and project discussions, so if I'm away from the office this is the best way to keep in touch with everyone. It also means I'm always available for the team.

National Trust - Over 500 incredible places to visit around the UK, this app unlocks hidden histories and incredible walks all over the country.

Peek - Not an app I use myself - but I think it's an incredible project. It uses the phone camera to allow eye examinations to happen in rural communities in countries like Kenya. The images are sent back to Moorfields Eye Hospital and then treatment recommended. This app literally saves the sight of people all over the world.

Happiour - Working in London, it's easy to spend a lot on lunches and coffees and this app helps you save some cash and try new things by pushing time sensitive offers to you.

August 2016