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Here is the scenario: you are out running errands and are expecting a package to be delivered to your home — how do you know if/when it’s been delivered?  Sure you can type or copy and paste that long tracking number into Google, pull up the delivery company’s website and take a look, but that’s cumbersome and not nearly as easy as the way I’m about to show you.  Here is how to track packages on your iPhone and/or iPad.

Delivery Status Touch on the iPad

Delivery Status Touch is an app for both the iPhone and iPad and will let you track literally almost any package that will be delivered to you.  Delivery Status supports more than 30 services, including UPS, FedEx, USPS, DHL, TNT, Canada Post, City Link, Royal Mail, and DPD.  In addition to using a tracking number, you can also track orders directly from Amazon, Apple, Adobe, and Google Checkout, even before they ship (how cool is that?).

The app also has a built-in map so you can view just how far away (or close) your package is visually.  Entering information into the app is super easy, you can even take a picture of the tracking number (from directly in the app) and it will input it into the tracking number field.  Once you enter all the necessary information Delivery Status lists all of your expected deliveries in a nice list along with the name and expected delivery date for each item.

In addition to the Delivery Status Touch app, JuneCloud (the company who developed the app), also has a companion OS X Delivery Status widget that you can install and use to keep track of deliveries on your desktop/laptop.  Now, I know what you are thinking–does that mean I have to enter my deliveries twice (once on iOS and once on OS X)?  The answer is no, absolutely not.  If you signup for an account with JuneCloud, you can have it sync your deliveries across all your devices so you just enter it once and it populates everywhere.

Delivery Status Touch is $4.99 in the App Store and the companion Delivery Status OS X widget is free.  You can also check your deliveries on the web.

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