In whatever things you do, you will need some kind of tools. The right tools ensure that you get the job done, in the fastest most effective manner. Some people don’t think that tools are all that crucial. Is it so? Would you go do a mechanic without the proper tools? Or a dentist? They may not have the latest greatest tools but they have the right tools all the same.
Tools can help or tools can hinder. What types of tools do you use consistently that you find hinders you? Imagine if you upgraded that tool whatever it is and it saves you 10 minutes a day. Over the course of a week, you can potential save 50 minutes. That is almost an hour a week. Multiply that by 40 weeks, that is almost 33 hours a year or just over four 8 hour day.
What would you give to have an additional 4 days of vacation in a year? That is how much 10 minutes of lost productivity each day.
Take a few minutes to see what you do consistently in a day and the tools that you use.
See how much time is wasted if it hinders you.
Find a better solution.
By the way, what works a few years ago might not work as well today. Better solutions exists all the time. Change, upgrade, re-tool. That is progress.