One of my all-time favorite Mac, iPhone, and iPad applications has the perfect name. It’s called Deliveries. Unlike Safari, Mail, or Calendar, Deliveries doesn’t get used every day, but when you’re expecting a package to be delivered, Deliveries delivers the status information. For any Apple customer who orders products online, this is the utility that keeps track of delivery status.
Deliveries will display a main list of all your packages and counts down the days until delivery for each one. Any single package can be selected to reveal even more information, including shipping company, progress, location, and more. Shipping information can be shared using Mail, Messages, or AirDrop between devices.
How cool is this?
Thanks to Notification Center is OS X Yosemite you won’t even need to open Deliveries to check on a package’s delivery status. Just check Notification Center. What delivery services are included in Deliveries’ list? Start with UPS, FedEx, US Postal Service, DHL, TNT, Canada Post, City Link, Royal Mail, and a dozen or so others.
Simply enter the package tracking information from your purchase, and Deliveries takes care of the tracking. As the package location changes while en-route, Deliveries updates in the Notification Center.
On the go? Deliveries also runs on iPhone and iPad and can sync up package delivery information from your Mac.
Not bad, right? If there’s an easier way to track package delivery I haven’t found it yet. The fact that Deliveries tracks packages through so many popular carriers is a big plus.
Wait. There’s more.
Got an Apple Watch? Deliveries works there, too with Glance and Notification Center support so you can be notified of a package’s delivery status without interrupting your conversation or workflow.
There’s a reason this app gets a few thousand four and five star ratings. It’s the best in its category.