The tech we couldn’t live without in 2021

(CNN) — Supply shortages are everywhere. New smartphones have been hit by shipping delays, and video game consoles are almost impossible to find. But as we do each year, the staff at CNN Business is reflecting on the tech, services and apps that made a big impact on our everyday lives in 2021 — not just the most sought-out products on holiday wish lists that may be hard to come by.

Here’s what impressed our editors, reporters and producers the most — and not only helped us survive 2021 but also brought some joy during another tumultuous year.