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You’ve heard the phrase, “humans only use 10 percent of their brains,” and while this is clinically untrue, it’s an undisputed truth that we only use 10 percent of our Google Chrome.

Sadly, there’s no pill that can unlock the untapped potential of our noggins, despite what Bradley Cooper would have you believe. But for your Chrome-based ceilings, there are these 17 totally free add-ons that will assuredly give your browsing a boost and your overall productivity a much-needed gut check. Or at the very least, turn every photo on your Internet into Nic Cage.

1. Secure all of your passwords in one place

As we delegate more and more responsibility into the soft, supple walls of the interweb, we start accumulating passwords like this guy collects vinyl. To consolidate the gatekeeping madness, install LastPass to manage and store all your passwords in one secure place, accessible from all your devices. Just don’t forget your password to LastPass. Maybe write it on your hand.

2. Keep track of (and block) sites that track you

Like some kind of web-based Jason Bourne, Disconnect allows you to
“visualize and block the otherwise invisible websites that track your search and browsing history.” It’s a condom for your browser: you can still be dipping into the strange stuff, without any unpleasant, lingering souvenirs. That was gross. Sorry.

3. Schedule your emails

Sending emails at 3am is kind of weird, and getting up bright and early just to send two or three emails really sucks. Boomerang solves all these time-centric conundrums by allowing you the liberty of scheduling your emails to send at a certain date and time. Why didn’t they just build this into Gmail in the first place?

4. Stay effortlessly organized

Evernote was described to me as “an infinitely expandable, instantly searchable, all-encompassing backpack holding everything in your life.” After trying it out, I find I have no complaints against this claim. It’s an organizational app worthy of your time, canvassing nearly all aspects of your life, online, and off.

5. Save everything to your Drive with one click

The aptly named Save to Google Drive lets you save web-based content, like pages, blocks of text, pictures, and more, straight to your Google drive with one convenient click. Perfect for students who plan on straight up plagiarizing their next paper with web articles, but want to do so with even less effort.

6. Auto-fill every digital form

Have you ever filled out an insanely long online form, only to have missed one number on your credit card, resetting the entire f*cking form? Of course you have, which is why there’s that first-sized hole in your drywall. Lazaruscunningly named after that dude Jesus raised from the dead, dynamically saves what you’re typing into any given form, and will replenish it in tact, should disaster strike. Now that is truly saintly.

7. Declutter your Internet

From the makers of Evernote, Clearly presents articles, blog posts, and all other forms of online wordery in easy-to-read formatting, free of clutter. Because the first step to a clear head, is a clean news feed. Probably.

8. Instant access to the world’s greatest knowledge engine

If you don’t knowWolfram Alpha is arguably the world’s most comprehensive, advanced answer engines—as well as Siri’s best friend. So, having Wolfram on your browser (and on your side) should definitely come in handy, especially if you need to know what planes are flying overhead, or the amount of calories in 3.5 million pounds of Sicilian pizza. Or you know, you’re doing serious, data-driven research, or whatever. Nerd.

9. Track your web usage…with charts

In case you needed a visual representation of the time you split between online adult entertainment and baby elephant gifs, there’s Web Timer, plotting out your digital footprint in concise, easy-to-read pie charts straight out of USA Today.

10. Craft perfect playlists from YouTube

Because sometimes even Spotify is lacking some hits (we’re looking your way, Tay Swift), there’s YouTube, your only outlet for every song you could possibly ever want. But (there’s always a ‘but’) trying to create a playlist on YouTube leaves you with a clunky, ad-filled experience. Enter Streamus: an add-on that lets you easily create a seamless playlist with all your favorite YouTube vids (only the audio). Goodbye streaming services. Hello DJ Charlie Bit My Finger.

11. Keep tabs on your tabs

The Great Suspender has the name of a Depression-era magician, but is in fact an extremely useful, modern tool, that suspends your idle tabs and makes sure your computer isn’t bogged down by your wasteful ways.

12. Block every annoying ad

There’s a smorgasbord of ad blocking add-ons in the Google store, but for my money, uBlock Origin wins ‘Best in Show.’ It does the job spectacularly, gives you meaningful data on what exactly is being blocked (from where), and operates using a big, oversized power button that you click. And literally everyone in the world loves clicking on big, oversized buttons. It’s a win-win. Except for advertisers, I guess.

13. Hack Netflix

Did you know there’s a whole other Netflix sitting out there, just begging to be watched? Dig this: other countries have different streaming options (because of legal mumbo jumbo, and other licensing what-not) and as such, different films that we don’t get in the US. Access this, as well as international versions of other sites, using Hola! Unblocker, a veritable Rosetta Stone of worldly streaming options.

14. Always get the best coupons

If you always feel the need to haggle for the best price (as you should, dear reader), Honey is an app that gives you instant access to coupons, and lets you redeem them right away during your online shopping sprees. My wallet would thank me, but it’s still pissed off I bought all my friends beers at the Yankees game.

15. Instant GIFs in your Gmail

If an email sends without an embedded GIF, did it even really send at all? Animated existentialism aside, installing the spanking-new Giphy extension to your emails gives you a streamlined approach to finding that perfect rebuttal to Don from accounting’s incessant “did anyone find my watch?” queries. Yes Don, we found your watch. And no, you can’t have it back because I pawned it. Wasn’t my Beetlejuice GIF clear enough?

16. Never lose your focus again

Because we all have a lil’ ADD, Stay Focused blocks you from visiting procrastination hotbeds like Reddit, Facebook, and ESPN (certainly not Chaostrophic), but only when you need it. Perfect for getting work done, or keeping your focus on the task at hand…or…wait what were talking about again? Oh yea, I bet there are a lot of cool things happening on Facebook right now!

17. Turn every web image into Nic Cage

Everyone relax. Your prayers have been answered. nCage turns every image on your Internet to pictures of the Cagester. So while you’re busy reading about wars, natural disasters, and Kardashian antics, all you can see is Cage, Cage, Cage. I suppose there really is a silver lining to every dark cloud.

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