5 iPhone Apps to Make Sure Your Gadget Gets Where It’s Going

by Mahesh Kukreja · 1 comment

in Apple

The Internet has turbocharged our lives in a number of areas that were previously chugging along at a snail’s pace prior to the invention of the ol’ Web. Still, we often have to wait for things that don’t move at light speed, but waiting often makes us antsy, and it helps to know where our packages are located at any given moment. I know that I hate it whenever I order a new Apple product, hard drive, or some other gadget and I have to wait for those days to receive it. These kinds of apps often give me peace of mind knowing that my package actually shipped and is on the right path to my home. Check them out….!

1. Track Packages

[$0.99 on iTunes]

Track PackagesFor the price of a cup of coffee, Track Packages is one of the most versatile worldwide shipping trackers you can get your hands on. If you want a basic program that’s not carrier-specific to track multiple shipments from a number of different providers, Track Packages is the app to beat. With built-in barcode scanning functionality and a clean and simple interface, Track Packages lives up to its name by providing a frustration-free experience and admirably accurate shipment tracking.

2. FedEx Mobile for iPhone

[Free on iTunes]

Fedex for iPhoneIt’s difficult to imagine what life was like prior to the creation of FedEx. Quite frankly, we’re not sure it’s a world we want to live in. The FedEx Mobile application does pretty much everything you’d expect it to do without a lot of fuss. Keep an eye on all your FedEx shipping with one easy to manage program and you won’t have to worry about the status of your packages. You can access your Fedex.com address book, create shipping labels, and do much, much more with this free and handy application.

3. UPS Mobile

[Free on iTunes]

UPS MobileOne of the most rock-solid and reliable carriers on the planet, UPS offers reasonable rates and impeccable customer service in many countries. With the UPS Mobile application from the iTunes Store, you can track all your shipments using your unique My UPS ID number. In addition to standard tracking and status updates, the app also allows you to create and print shipping labels on the fly from the convenience of your home or office.

4. Delivery Status

[$4.99 on iTunes]

Delivery StatusThe fine people at June Cloud are responsible for this comprehensive, all-in-one tracker program. Their latest offering, Delivery Status Touch 4.4, keeps tabs on shipments from nearly every major carrier you can think of. So whether you ship with UPS, FedEx, USPS, TNT or DHL, Delivery Status has you covered with up-to-the-minute updates on the status of your deliveries no matter where they are in the world.

5. Overnight

[$4.99 on iTunes]

OvernightAlthough there are many free shipping applications available from the iTunes Store, sometimes it’s worth it to shell out money for an application like Overnight. Easily the most powerful tracking application in use on the iOS platform, Overnight has more features than you’ll probably ever use. It includes highly accurate price quote estimators, drop-off location finders and more for every major carrier currently in operation around the globe. If you’re going to spend a few bucks for a worldwide shipping tracker, this is the one to buy. At present, Amazon can’t just E-mail a new laptop to your inbox. So we have to wait for FedEx and UPS to do the grunt work for us. Fortunately, we have tools like the aforementioned shipment tracking applications to give us peace of mind. So whether you run your own small business or are simply waiting for your latest purchase to arrive in the mail, you can now keep an eye on all your fancy new gadgets while they’re en route.

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Ivan July 21, 2011 at 8:03 am

Check Parcel, I think it is the best app to track shipments both on iPhone and iPad:


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