Delivery Status is a powerful, easy to use package tracker from Junecloud. Check on all of your packages with just a glance, and always know exactly when they’re going to arrive without the hassle of logging into a website and entering a tracking number over and over again. You can check on your upcoming deliveries multiple times throughout the day in just a few seconds, and even get notifications when packages are delivered.
When you start Delivery Status, it asks for your location, and then zooms in to a map of where you are located. To add a delivery, you click the plus sign, where it opens a menu to enter tracking information. You can add detailed information from over 30 services all over the world.
I entered data from a recent Amazon order. I put in my order number, my email address, and password. It pulled the tracking data from the Amazon website, and displayed the exact location of where my package is currently located, as well as information about the items included in my shipment.
From the map screen, where all of your individual shipments are located, there are options to view your tracking information online and to share the tracking information via email. I wanted to note that I wasn’t thrilled with putting in my Amazon.com username and password, but it was easier just using my order number and letting Delivery Status look up all the information for me, instead of going through the hassle of finding individual tracking numbers on Amazon’s site. You don’t need to put in personal information to use this app though – it would have worked just as well with a simple tracking number.
I loved that Delivery Status makes checking on packages simple and quick. I no longer need to log into multiple websites each day, such as Fed-Ex, UPS, and USPS to see where my packages are located. They’re all in one place, with a map feature that visually displays the locations of all your packages with a map marker. The interface is clean, clutter-free, and intuitive.
By creating and signing into a Junecloud account, you are able to access your data from any computer or web enabled device. This worked flawlessly. After I created my account, I logged into the Junecloud website and immediately saw the tracking information I had entered.
When you get deeper into the features of this app, things get more complicated. If you want to receive push notifications for updates on your packages, you have to install additional software on your Mac. From the website, you can install a widget that will display tracking information and that will allow you to send push notifications to your iPhone (yes, it’s universal) or iPad as long as your computer is on. The widget is free, so if you’re interested in what Junecloud does, I’d recommend checking it out to get an idea of how it all works. It’s a great tracking widget on its own, but the complete tracking system is even better.
What I liked: Package tracking is a breeze with this app, and it’s great for incoming or outgoing packages. I send things to people often, and it’s nice knowing that everything is going fine in just a couple of seconds after starting up the app.
What I didn’t like: I would prefer an innate push notification system that did not require me to install software on my computer.
To buy or not to buy: I’m not a Windows user, but the Junecloud website and app indicate that this system only works on OS X. So if you’re a PC user that wants to sync this app with your computer, or get push notifications, I’d stay away. However, if you just want to track packages on the iPad, then this is a great app for that. If you’re a Mac user, go for it, everything is perfectly integrated. This app ended up being very useful to me and was something I didn’t know that I needed until I had it. I’d highly recommended downloading this one - you’ll be amazed how much simpler it is to keep track of sending and receiving packages and you will wonder why you didn’t have this functionality ages ago.
- App Name: Delivery Status touch
- Version Reviewed: 4.3.1
- Category: Utilities
- Developer: Junecloud LLC
- Price: $4.99