The building, mining and crafting system of Minecraft is actually pretty bare bones - players have to manually micromanage a lot, which can be a chore. However, with these tool and gadget mods, players should be able to streamline the gameplay process, cut down grinding time and enjoy their experience more.

In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the top 6 best Minecraft 1.19 tools and gadget mods.

1. Nature & Explorer's Compass

Natures Compass Mod
Natures Compass Mod

Nature's Compass is a utility item that allows you to search for a biome's location anywhere in the world and view information about it:

  • Right-clicking with Nature's Compass in hand will open the biome selection GUI, from which you can search for a biome or view information about it.
  • Shift-right-clicking will reset the compass's state.
  • When the compass is not pointing at a biome, it will point at the world spawn.
  • The compass supports all registered biomes, both vanilla and modded.
  • Sample space and maximum search distance can be adjusted in the config file.

Explorer's Compass is an item that allows you to locate structures anywhere in the world:

  • Right-click with the Explorer's Compass to open a GUI through which you can select a structure or group of structures to search for
  • Shift-right-click to reset the state of the compass
  • Information about a structure search is displayed on the HUD
  • When the compass is not pointing at a structure, it will point at the world spawn
  • Adjust properties like the search radius, maximum samples, and blacklisted structures in the config file
  • Compatible with all modded structures

2. Mekanism

Mekanism mod

Mekanism isn’t simply another add-on. Mekanism is an experience that will forever change the way you play Minecraft.

Here are a few of the many reasons Mekanism will be the highlight of your Minecraft experience:

  • Hydrogen-powered Jetpacks, with multiple togglable flight modes
  • A small, cute, and loyal robotic friend (Robit!) to follow you around
  • A Digital Miner with state-of-the-art filtering technologies to automate your mining needs
  • A Fusion Reactor which uses advanced internal confinement technology to harness the power of the sun to run advanced machinery (requires Mekanism Generators)
  • Various transmitters for transferring items, fluids, gases, energy, and even heat!
  • An effective machinery configuration system, which allows for the creation of advanced item transport networks capable of sorting and filtering (using our patented Logistical Transporters!)

With this collection of high-tech tools, high-end energy generators, advanced transmission systems and intricate processing mechanisms, you’ll find yourself relieved of the tedious tasks of ‘mining’ and ‘crafting’ and quickly progressing to new levels of technological enlightenment.

3. Botania


Botania is a tech mod themed around natural magic. The gameplay is centered around creating magical flowers and devices using Mana, the power of the earth. Botania is fully playable as a standalone mod (and is designed as such), but it functions just well in conjunction with other mods.

The mod focuses on automation, but without elements that make it feel grindy-- systems can be thought out and designed, rather than built blindly from blueprints in JEI or a wiki.

Botania's design philosophy

  • No pipes, wires, etc-- they're boring and overdone;
  • No GUIs-- interact with everything in-world;
  • No numbers-- players shouldn't try to minmax everything;
  • Keep all resources as renewable as possible;
  • Provide pleasing visuals, despite using only two different particle effects.

4. Aquaculture 2

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Aquaculture 2 mod

Aquaculture 2 expands the fishing system in Minecraft with over 30 new fish to catch either with a rod (any modded or vanilla rod will work!) or found swimming in the wild. It also adds a series of new rods which allows you to equip hooks & bait for additional functionality. Customized fishing Line & bobbers are also available to make your fishing rod truly unique. Modifiers & customization items can be applied in the Tackle Box, which also allows you to store additional hooks, bait, line & bobbers.

Each biome type - even modded biomes - has new types of fish that'll spruce up your fishing experience and your world with fish mobs swimming around in rivers, ponds and the ocean! The fish caught can be turned into fish fillets, the number of fish fillets will depend on the fish (Or weight, if the config option is enabled). Furthermore, you can get shiny new loot while fishing!

5. Sophisticated Backpacks

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Sophisticated Backpacks mod

Sophisticated backpacks is a very useful mod with a backpack you can place in world, color in different color combinations, upgrade with more inventory and enhance with many functional upgrades.

Backpack in its item form

  • Can be accessed using a key press (by default B)
  • Renders on players when put in their chest slot
  • Curios compatibility makes it possible to wear and render the backpack when put in the “Back” slot

Backpack can also be placed in world

  • Shift + right-clicking the backpack on the ground puts it down
  • When in the world players can use it the same way they would use a chest
  • Backpacks can also have items piped in/out using hoppers or any kind of modded pipes, and external storage access...
  • Shift + right-clicking the backpack on the ground with an empty hand picks it back up or it can also be broken and picked up as any other item

Backpacks can be upgraded

  • 5 tiers - leather, iron, gold, diamond, netherite
  • Each of the tiers adds more storage slots and more upgrade slots

6. Thermal Innovation

Thermal Innovation mod

The Thermal Series is a modular series of mods, allowing players, server owners, and modpack creators to easily choose the aspects which they want and those which they do not, allowing it to fit into a variety of gameplay styles and worlds.

As a set, the mods form a cohesive experience that greatly expands the Minecraft universe in a lore-friendly (but admittedly technological) way. This module contains "Innovation" - a collection of things that increase player-centric power - useful tools, gadgets, and armor.

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