is not only convenient, it can often be a great way to find great deals (but not always). Keeping track of all the things you buy and when they arrive can also be a chore.
Luckily there are package tracking apps for iOS in the App Store. Here are five who are impressive.
One of the best free options is 17TRACK. It includes over 220 carriers and lets you add up to 10 tracking numbers at a time. It also offers push notifications for status changes, automatic carrier detection and cloud sync between your devices, including Desktop (by visiting 17track.net).
If you're messing around in the settings, you'll also find some deals and coupons for stores.
While 17TRACK is completely free to use, it has in-app purchases that are only for donation purposes. And there is a limit to the tracking of 40 packets at the same time. To expand this limit, you must visit the 17TRACK website and increase to a $ 100 tracking quota for $ 2.99 per month or $ 4.99 per month.
Slice of Rakuten is another free option, but it's much more than just a package tracking application. Instead, it's an online shopping assistant that takes on the dual role of a package tracker.
Slice allows you to track price reductions on items you want to buy, track product recalls, and find product offers. When you link a payment method, you can also enable automatic refund, which will send you automatic refunds for products with price drops after you've already purchased them.
The way Slice allows you to automatically track your packages is by linking your e-mail accounts. It will then automatically retrieve tracking numbers from the emails in your inbox.
Deliveries cuts all the flourishes and gets straight to the point. The main view when you open the app is a list of the current packages that you are tracking with their estimated delivery dates. When you tap one of them, a detail view opens with a map view that shows details of when and where the package was.
Like many parcel tracking apps, deliveries can now automatically detect deliveries if you have a tracking number on your clipboard. One of the great features, however, is the ability to automatically add package delivery data to your calendar.
You can sync your tracked packages between devices with deliveries, including a separate Mac app. To sync, you can choose between iCloud or Junecloud. With Junecloud, you can also add packages that you can track directly from any web browser. Go to junecloud.com/sync.
The Deliveries app costs $ 4.99 on the iOS App Store with an iPad ($ 345 on Amazon) Marketplace) and Apple Watch ($ 354 on Amazon Marketplace) app. But you have to buy a separate app for $ 4.99 for Mac.
ParcelTrack is very similar to the deliveries, as it is excellent in the basics and has a no frills surface. It's just about parcel tracking. There is also a Notification Center widget that allows you to quickly and easily track packages without unlocking the phone.
If you open the app with a tracking number on the clipboard, ParcelTrack will recognize it and ask if you want to add and track it. You also receive a unique user ID with an Inbox. You can redirect mailing notifications from popular retailers to this address and automatically add tracking to your ParcelTrack account.
When you tap one of the packages you are tracking, a detail view with all the status updates will be displayed a map view of the current location of the package.
ParcelTrack can be used for free, but if you want to unlock features like cross-platform syncing, push notifications, a barcode scanner and more, you need to opt for a -time $ 2.99 in-app Purchase
Parcel is not to be confused with ParcelTrack, it is another very clear package tracking app. It has an expandable map view, a day-to-day counter and support for 320 carriers.
The Parcel app is also available for iPad and Apple Watch, and there is a Notification Center widget. It's free to download and use, but to unlock features like push notifications, web access, and concurrent tracking of more than three packages, you'll need to upgrade to a premium subscription for $ 2.99 a year.