Delivery Status Tracks All Of Your Packages From The Mac Dashboard

Justin Pot 08-12-2012

mac delivery status appObsessively keep track of when your packages will arrive. Delivery Status is a widget for the Mac dashboard that’s actually useful – it tracks as many packages as you’d like from delivery services all over the world. With this simple widget you’ll always be up-to-date about when you should expect a knock on the door.


As a telecommuter I’ve got to say, I’ve no idea how people with jobs in physical places manage to be home for packages. They come at unpredictable hours and usually require some sort of signature. Delivery Status won’t hang out in your house for you and sign your package, but it will help you keep track of when your packages are going to show up. With support for dozens of global services, this widget even notifies you when something changes.

As XKCD so aptly pointed out, keeping track of packages directly online can make you crazy. Quickly. The refresh button is too alluring. Delivery Status makes the process passive, meaning you’ll see refreshed information about your packages when you visit your dashboard and a notification whenever it’s necessary.

Track It!

Every time you open your dashboard you’ll see a list of packages, completely with current location, expected arrival times and more. They’re even color-coded by delivery service:

mac delivery status app

Adding a package is simple. Hover over the bottom of the widget and a “+” will appear at the right. Click that and you’ll see the form for adding a package:


mac delivery status notification

Name the package whatever you like, then paste the tracking number for your package. The widget will attempt to guess your delivery service based on the number itself; I’ve only occasionally had to correct it.

By default, changes regarding your packages are pushed to the notification center – for example, you’ll see a popup every time your package is checked-in at a new facility. You can turn this off, if you want. Get to the settings by clicking the “i” at the bottom-left and you’ll find this:

mac delivery status app


Pick whatever setting you like – you can even pick between Growl and Mountain Lion’s notifications, if you want.

Notably, there’s syncing built-in. This is perfect if you have multiple Macs, but it also syncs to any iOS device via a paid app and to your browser thanks to a web app. Get an account at Junebug and you’ll be up and running.

Supported Services

This widget supports a shocking number of services, so the odds are yours is supported. Here are all the services listed, for reference:

  • Adobe (US and Canada)
  • Amazon (.com, .ca,,, .de, .at, .es, .fr, .it)
  • Apple
  • Aramex
  • Australia Post
  • Canada Post
  • City Link
  • DHL (Express, US GlobalMail, Germany, UK)
  • FedEx
  • GLS
  • Google Checkout
  • Hermes Logistik Gruppe (Germany)
  • Hongkong Post
  • Japan Post (EMS, Morning 10 Overnight Mail, Registered Mail, Yu-Pack)
  • La Poste (France)
  • LaserShip
  • OnTrac
  • ParcelFroce
  • Post – Austria
  • Post Danmark
  • Post Italiane (Postacelere1 Plus, Paccocelere1 Plus, Paccocelere1 Maxi, Paccocelere3, Paccocelere Internationale, EMS)
  • Posten – Norway
  • Posten – Sweden
  • PostNL
  • Purolator
  • Royal Mail
  • Sagawa Express
  • Swiss Post
  • TNT (by consignment number, by reference number)
  • TNT Express – Australia
  • UPS Mail Innovations
  • US Postal Service
  • Yamato Transport
  • Yodel


Ordering goods online is amazing, but it’s even better if you know when to expect your package. With this widget, and the corresponding iOS app and website, you’ll know.


How do you track your packages? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. And remember – donate to people who provide you with free software. It makes the earth better.

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  1. Web Hosting
    May 28, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Automatic notifications Get apprised of deliveries, delays and more via e-mail, Internet or wireless. By creating a customized view, you can view tracking information the way you want it. A wizard will walk you through creating as many views as you want, helping you name and save them, so you can choose or modify custom views at any time.

  2. Virtual Private Server
    May 28, 2017 at 3:57 am

    Temporary not found errors are now ignored, since this usually just means the tracking service is unavailable. Fixed a problem with Other deliveries where you wouldn t be able to set certain dates at the end of a longer month.

  3. Hosting
    May 23, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Inbound, outbound and third-party views See status of all shipments matched to your account number or address.

  4. Virtual Private Servers
    April 21, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Don t waste your time checking the site constantly, just open this all-in-one delivery tracker and enter your order number or tracking number.

  5. Virtual Private Servers
    April 20, 2017 at 5:26 am

    This affects Growl notifications as well as Push Notifications sent to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Improved results for UPS InfoNotice and DHL Germany numbers with multiple packages, City Link and DHL Germany numbers that require a postal code, Apple, Purolator, DPD, and FedEx.

  6. Dedicated servers
    April 7, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Try adding something as simple as "baby toys" and see how easy it is to sort and manage your tracking numbers.

  7. Dedicated servers
    March 25, 2017 at 5:25 am

    Use your UPS InfoNotice or tracking number to get updates on your delivery or sign up for UPS My Choice for even more convenient services.

  8. Dedicated server
    March 24, 2017 at 12:08 am

    If you're keeping track of multiple shipments, it's helpful to add a shipment description for each so you can distinguish between packages.

  9. Hosting
    March 17, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Receive a delivery confirmation - including an image of your recipient's signature - via fax or online letter. Once you register for FedEx InSight, you can track without a tracking number, receive proactive email notifications, monitor all your shipments simultaneously and more.

  10. Hosting
    March 15, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Whether you want to check on a package you've sent or see when a package is coming your way, trust UPS. Get information about registering for My UPS, opening a shipping account, and managing your deliveries.

  11. Miriam Paluhod
    December 15, 2016 at 12:03 am

    i cant open the dashboard? Tell me how? I want to track my packages but i dont know how

  12. Dona tolentino
    November 15, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    How to open dashboard?

  13. MacWidgets
    May 18, 2013 at 11:11 am

    No one is able to tell me for years now what is happening to the Dashboard, Dashcode and the entire development of it - is this the End ? It looks like it and i hope this company is faceing there own downfall...No more Delivery Status - Nothing - Its over - GO TO HELL APPLE

    • Justin Pot
      May 18, 2013 at 1:15 pm

      Widget development declined because a lot of developers started focusing on iPhone apps – which, unlike widgets, offer the potential of revenue. At least, that's what I think.

  14. Alexander Mackenzie
    April 5, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Just what I need thanks!

    • justinpot
      April 5, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      Glad you found it!

  15. RustyPolo
    March 20, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    I been using this app and it's the best! thanks for the post!

  16. Mac Witty
    December 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm


  17. Giggity Goebbels
    December 10, 2012 at 5:28 am


  18. Sashi Peiris
    December 9, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Cool and awesome as

  19. Douglas Mutay
    December 9, 2012 at 3:37 am

    This is awesome! I wish there would be the same for windows...

    • Justin Pot
      December 9, 2012 at 4:23 am

      Try the web app, I suppose...

      • Douglas Mutay
        December 10, 2012 at 8:12 am

        The web app???

        • Justin Pot
          December 10, 2012 at 2:52 pm

          There's a web version of this app. Sign up here:

        • Douglas Mutay
          December 10, 2012 at 2:54 pm

          Oh! good!
          Thanks for that Justin.

  20. Sathish Sakthivelan
    December 9, 2012 at 1:02 am
  21. NotoriousZeus
    December 8, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    You sir made my life very easy.. Thankyou

    • Justin Pot
      December 8, 2012 at 11:53 pm

      We're here to serve!