Sorry. My bad. I should have done a review on the new delivery notification app like a month ago, but somehow time came and went, and my list got longer, and there was too much spike egg nog, and it was cold outside; oh, and I had a cold. Sorry.
You can see why this quick review should have shown up a month ago. 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 and updates. 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 it 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 on the Mac 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 few dozen or so others. Check the lengthy list for one that serves your area.
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 so no matter which device you’re using, your info is up to date.
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.
Yes. There’s more.
Got an Apple Watch? Deliveries works there, too with Notification 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. Please accept my apology for the late review and reminder. This should have been noted on Halloween when the Christmas holiday shopping season began.