Deliveries for Android tracks local and international postal packages for you

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 12, 2013
Updated • Nov 12, 2013
Apps, Google Android

Its the time of the year where people start to send a lot of packages around. I'm not saying that this does not also happen at other times, but the Christmas season is know for its increase.

It does not really matter if you make purchases on eBay from other users or business, buy at online shopping sites like Amazon or Newegg, or just fire off your annual care package to your relatives from overseas.

While the majority of packages may arrive in time, others may be lost in transit or at least delayed for days or even weeks.

Most of the time, you do get tracking codes these days that you can look up on the Internet to find out where the parcel is, and how much longer it will take before it arrives.

Deliveries tracks parcels for you

Deliveries is probably the best Android application right now for tracking postal  packages. The core reasons for this are that it is dead easy to use, and that it supports a huge number of delivery services.

To name a few: Amazon, FedEx, GLS, Hermes, UPS, TNT, Royal Mail, Post in more than a dozen countries, DPD and DHL.

The official store page on Google Play lists dozens of services. And if that would not be enough, it also supports easier tracking for services that it does not support, as it enables you to get access to the information directly from the app for many more services.

Once you have installed the application you can click on the plus icon in its interface to add a new parcel that you want to track. It does not matter if you are the sender or recipient, all you need is the tracking number to get started.

All you have to do is add a name and enter the tracking code to get started. If the provider is not recognized automatically, you can select it from the list of available providers. It is furthermore possible to add the item to a category if you want, but that is not a requirement.

The application will check the status of deliveries for you, if you want, and use push notifications to inform you about status updates. That's great as you do not have to open it manually every time to check for updates.

Note: This feature is only enabled when the phone or tablet is connected to a wireless network. You can change that in the options to keep on tracking your parcels when you are connected to mobile networks.

For some logistics partners, tracing via Google Maps is implemented, so that you can check on a map where your package is right now.

The settings provide you with lots of options to customize the app further. Not all are available in the free version though, which you will notice as they are displayed in a lighter text color.

The pro version is available for €0.99. It removes the advertisement of the free version, lets you import Amazon orders and keep them synced, adds many of the convenient preferences in the settings, and enables a quiet mode for notifications.

As far as Pro settings go, it is possible to remove providers from the list of available ones for easier selecting, enter default values for providers and other information, add sorting options, and enable synchronization of information across devices.


Deliveries is an excellent application for heavy senders but also people who occasionally receive parcels and want to keep track of them. The Pro features add a lot of comfortable options to the app which professional senders and businesses may like, especially if they sell items on eBay or Amazon, their own website, or other locations as it simplifies tracking significantly.

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  1. bruh said on August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Uhh, this has already been possible – I am not sure how but remember my brother telling me about it. I’m not a whatsapp user so not sure of the specifics, but something about sending the image as a file and somehow bypassing the default compression settings that are applied to inbound photos.

    He has also used this to share movies to whatsapp groups, and files 1Gb+.

    Like I said, I never used whatsapp, but I know 100% this isn’t a “brand new feature”, my brother literally showed me him doing it, like… 5 months ago?

  2. 💥 said on August 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Martin, what happened to those: 12 Comments ( Is there a specific justifiable reason why they were deleted?

    Hmm, it looks like the gHacks website database is faulty, and not populating threads with their relevant cosponsoring posts.

  3. 45 RPM said on August 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk that it’s about to be deleted from my ‘daily reads’.

    It’s really like “Press Release as re-written by some d*ck for clicks…poorly.” And the subjects are laughable. Can’t wait for “How to search for files on Windows”.

    1. owl said on August 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

      > The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk…

      Sadly, I have to agree.

      Only Martin and Ashwin are worth subscribing to.
      Especially Emre Çitak and Shaun are the worst ones.

      If intended “Clickbait”, it would mark the end of Ghacks Technology News.
      Ghacks doesn’t need crappy clickbaits. Clearly separate articles from newer authors (perhaps AIs and external sales person or external advertising man) as just “Advertisements”!

      We, the subscribers of Ghacks, urge Martin to make a decision.

  4. chessandonions said on August 20, 2023 at 12:40 am

    because nevermore wants to “monetize” on every aspect of human life…

  5. Frank Rizzo said on August 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    “Threads” is like the Walmart of Social Media.

  6. Ashray said on August 21, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    How hard can it be to clone a twitter version of that as well? They’re slow.

  7. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, why not mention how large the HD files can be?
    Why, not mention what version of WhatsApp is needed?
    These omissions make the article feel so bare. If not complete.

    1. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Sorry posted on the wrong page.

  8. Marc said on August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    such a long article for such a simple matter. Worthless article ! waste of time

  9. plusminus_ said on August 21, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    I already do this by attaching them via the ‘Document’ option.

  10. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on here at Ghacks but it’s obvious that something is broken, comments are being mixed whatever the article, I am unable to find some of my later posts neither. :S

  11. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Quoting the article,
    “As users gain popularity, the value of their tokens may increase, allowing investors to reap rewards.”

    Besides, beyond the thrill and privacy risks or not, the point is to know how you gain popularity, be it on social sites as everywhere in life. Is it by being authentic, by remaining faithful to ourselves or is it to have this particular skill which is to understand what a majority likes, just like politicians, those who’d deny to the maximum extent compatible with their ideological partnership, in order to grab as many of the voters they can?

    I see the very concept of this as unhealthy, propagating what is already an increasing flaw : the quest for fame. I won’t be the only one to count himself out, definitely.

    1. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      @John G. is right : my comment was posted on [] and it appears there but as well here at []

      This has been lasting for several days. Fix it or at least provide some explanations if you don’t mind.

  12. Tom said on August 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

    > Google Chrome is following in Safari’s footsteps by introducing a new feature that allows users to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen, enhancing user accessibility and interaction.

    Firefox did this long before Safari.

  13. Mavoy said on September 16, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Basically they’ll do anything except fair royalties.

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