In MCPE, it is inportant to have tools to survive. They are craftable using the crafting table. Tools can be used for attacking mobs, farming, mining, digging, etc. Most tools require sticks, but some, like the flint and steel, do not. The tools as of now are sword, hoe, shovel, pick axe, axe,bow, and flint and steel. The tools also have strong durability depending on what it was made of, as wood being the weakest and diamond being the strongest.