Dashboard Widgets have become Apple’s mostly forgotten technology of yesteryear. Yes, Widgets work. Yes, most are free. But out of sight, out of mind has definite meaning when it comes to Widgets on the Mac. Whether or not you use Widgets 10 times a day or once every 10 days, your Mac needs this Widget.
When you order something online how do you track the package? In most cases you’ll grab a tracking number and visit the shipping carrier’s website to see where the package is, and when it will arrive at your door.
Bah. Humbug. Delivery Status does it better. This is the handiest of Dashboard Widgets, an all-in-one delivery tracker, order track, package tracker.
All you need is your package’s tracking number or order number (and the name of the shipping company), and Delivery Status does the tracking.
Delivery Status works with Notification Center in OS X Mountain Lion so you get notified of changes in status (and it works in Growl for older Macs).
The list of shipping carriers is rather extensive, so check the Delivery Status list before installing on your Mac. The list ranges from Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Aramex, DHL, FedEx, Hong Kong Post, Japan Post, Post, Post Danmark, Poste Italiane, Royal Post, Purolator, TNT, UPS, USPS, and many others.
It’s the easiest way ever to track your packages for free and with little effort, and another reason why Mac users haven’t totally abandoned Dashboard Widgets.