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 are not used every day, but when you expect a package to be delivered, deliveries deliver the status information. For all Apple customers who order products online, this is the tool that keeps track of delivery status.
Deliveries will show a main list of all your packages and count down the days to delivery for each one. Any package can be selected to reveal even more information, including shipping, progress, location and more. Shipping information can be shared by email, messages or AirDrop between devices.
How cool is this?
Thanks to the Notification Center is OS X Yosemite, you will not even have to open Deliveries to check the delivery status of a package. Just check the Message Center. Which delivery services are included in the delivery list? Start with UPS, FedEx, US Postal Service, DHL, TNT, Canada Post, City Link, Royal Mail and a dozen or so others.
Enter the package tracking information from your purchase and Deliveries will take care of tracking. When the package location changes during a route, deliveries are updated in the notification center.
Along? Deliveries also go on the iPhone and iPad and can sync packet delivery information from your Mac.
Not bad, right? If there is an easier way to track package delivery, I haven't found it yet. The fact that deliveries track packets through so many popular carriers is a big plus.
Wait. There's more.
Do you have an Apple Watch? Supplies also work with the look and alert center support so you can be notified of a package's delivery status without disturbing the call or workflow.
That's why this app gets a few thousand four and five star ratings. It is the best in its category.