What’s The One App/Tool/Platform You Can’t Live Without?

Contributor Post by Sheila of BeadyEyedBird

We asked our great Etsy entrepreneur friends from the Christmas In July team:

What is the one app or tool or platform you CANNOT live without in running your online business?

Here’s what they told us!

Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit said:

The pen is mightier! Technology is continually evolving and the personal computer has replaced the need for so many of the items that once filled our homes and offices. The modern pen represents an evolution from the crude objects used to develop the first written languages to more elegant forms of penmanship and the beautification of writing in more recent history. The pen was certainly being employed in the creation of the technology which has lessened our dependence on the pen. Yet still the pen is with us!

No matter how much technology you have in your homes or office, occasionally you should just turn them off. Grab a pen and a piece of paper and let your imagination take you where it wanders instead of going where your search engine tells you to go.

engraved pen

Personalized Rosewood Pen Set with Engraved Pen Case and Personalized Pen or Pencil with Your Choice of Font From Our Selection

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Annie from DesignedbyAnneliese said:

I am one of those people who loves to write down lists the good old-fashioned way with pen and paper, of what I need to get done. This to do list is great for that purpose, keeping me organised for new items and any orders!
It can be put on the fridge, on a cork board or fit into an A5 planner. Tick off your tasks as you complete them.


to do list printable, daily planner, digital, instant download, planner accessory, A5, planner inserts

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Veronika Škalákovárom from TapsikDesign said:

For me since I make wreaths and other decor it is a professional glue gun. And finally I have found a good one.

red wreath

Ladybug wreath, Crochet Ladybug, Spring, Summer Wreath, All Season Wreath, Home Decor, Wall Decor, Ladybug Décor

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Jerry and Opal from ApronStringsOwlLady said:

The one tool I could not and do not want to be without is the Etsy App on my phone. I cannot imagine life without the ease and convenience of logging into both Etsy shops on the go and also hearing the ‘cha’chings that ring from the app.

The app makes managing listings very easy, from photo’s to content. You can snap a new photo, add it and you’re done.

An item from my shop that continually gets hits and likes (and I hear the activity on my phone) are my owl shop items.

Here is an owl bulletin board that would help even the busiest Etsy seller or buyer between home life and business – stay very owl’ganized!



Back to School Owl, Owls, Blue Owl, Owl Bulletin Board, Adorable Owls, Owl Decor, Home Decor, Dorm & College Gifts and Décor

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willowvalleyvintage from WillowValleyVintage said:

I just purchased the Unfav/favALL app–and it is a huge time saver!

Plus, my wrist really appreciates the break from hours of clicking.


It’s much easier to participate on Team threads and Blitz activities now.

Well worth the $15 a year to use–one click Favs or ReFavs an entire page!

I’m always checking the clock to see if I can have items ready to ship before the PO pick-up, so a reliable clock is a must.


Grandfather Clock Dollhouse Furniture 60s Ideal Miniature Faux Marble Decor Ivory and Gold Romantic Garden Scene Vintage Art Gift

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Thanks to All who participated!

Until Next Time,






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