Yes, we can order products from around the world using our iPhones, or Macs, or even that ancient device called a telephone, but deliver might as well be by Pony Express. We still have to wait for packages to be delivered. Here’s the best way to wait.
Knowledge Is Power (or not)
What I like about free Mac utilities which do one thing very, very well is, uh, let’s see– they’re free, and they do something very well.
That’s Delivery Status, a free Dashboard Widget utility which track the whereabouts of whatever you’ve ordered online or by phone.
The way it works is as simple as you would expect from a Widget.
Select the shipper from the list, enter your order information as needed, and Delivery Status springs into action.
Alright, spring is a little strong. Delivery Status simply checks with the shipper by doing a little digital handshaking and number exchange (you show me yours, and I’ll show you mine) and comes back with the package’s status.
As a Dashboard Widget Delivery Status is always available with a quick flick of Mac’s screen pointer to a hot corner to bring the Dashboard to the front.
Behind the scenes Delivery Status is checking your package’s delivery status. The real question probably goes something like this: ‘What delivery services are checked and tracked by Delivery Status?‘
Good question. Fortunately, the list is long and inclusive, starting at Adobe and Amazon, moving to Apple, DHL, FedEx, Google, Japan Post, Royal Mail, USPS, UPS, and many, many others. Delivery Status even works with the Mac’s Notification Center to, well, you know– notify you of a package’s status.
Not bad for free, eh?