Pulse is a recurring column where we ask for readers’ takes on varying topics in a weekly survey and report back with our findings.

We’ve all seen tech tools that promise the sun, moon and stars, but then just sorta — lay there. It’s bad enough when tech doesn’t deliver, but so much worse when it’s overly complicated and difficult to learn in the first place. Then you’ve invested time and money with nothing to show for it.

This week, we asked: Which tech tool is so good that it completely justified the time spent learning it? You had plenty of great suggestions to share. Whether it made your life easier, brought in more leads or otherwise revolutionized your business, these are the tech tools you rave about to friends and colleagues, despite the time commitment upfront.

  • Homebot
  • Mortgage affordability [calculator]
  • Moxi Engage
  • Sphere
  • Password manager
  • Transaction management
  • Skyslope
  • Glide
  • ChicagoAgentOne
  • Instagram
  • Kaydoh
  • Zillow
  • Scout
  • trustscout.com
  • doodle.video
  • Your CRM is, by far, the most important “tech tool” you have. Whatever the vendor, brand or version you chose, you must know it, use it and use it well.

Now it’s your turn. Share your must-have tech tool in the comments below.

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