A tool gives you a superpower more, like a screwdriver enables you to screw a screw

Tools make a task easier, they’re not making the task. You are still in control on how you want the task done, and if you want to use the tool or not.
What does that mean for software? It means a specific mindset. Instead of fully automating tasks, think of empowering the user to do more. Leave important knobs accessible, whilst encapsulating blocks of complexity. Use a small codebase, maybe less feature-complete but easy to adapt. Make parts easy to replace.