As much as Americans like to shop at the mall or big box stores we also love to shop online, whether Amazon, Apple, or any other online retailer with a large selection of products, discounted prices, and easy, overnight delivery.
That means pretty much whatever you want to buy is just a few clicks away. So, how do you track what you buy online? Mac, iPhone, and iPad users can rejoice because there’s an easier, faster, almost automated way to track package deliveries without going to the online vendor’s website, or checking UPS, FedEx, USPS or whatever package delivery service that’s carrying your order.
The easier, faster way is Deliveries, a package tracker that runs on Mac, iPhone, and iPad and keeps track of packages delivery status behind the scenes. In many cases it can notify you of the packages status during transit, and let you know approximately when the package will be delivered.
Simply open up Deliveries, add your shipping information, and let the app do the tracking and notifications.
The summary list on the left sidebar displays your shipments and even counts down the number of days before expected delivery. Deliveries also uses a map to displays the package’s status and location.
Here’s a plus. Deliveries syncs between devices using iCloud. It also adds estimated delivery dates to Calendar and Notification Center. Add to that plus the iPhone app (and iPad) which means you can go without your Mac and still get notified of package status, updates, and delivery times.
Deliveries isn’t just U.S. centric. It works with most major carriers including Amazon, FedEx, USPS, UPS, and many others, but also works with a growing number of delivery services in Europe and Asia.
This is one of my favorite applications because it works so well, and delivery notifications and updates come to every Apple computing device, including the new Watch. Deliveries is well done and worthy of the many four and five star reviews.