Track Your Incoming Packages With Arrivals for IOS
iOS: We all get a lot of emails these days. While you can subscribe to all kinds of package tracking services from major carriers, including customized tracking updates, if you’re only interested in a random package that’s in transit, I find it easiest to use an app like Arrive to track all of my parcels in one place.
Arrive’s premise is pretty simple. Download the app on your iPhone or iPad, launch it, and it will ask you to connect to your main Gmail account. Yes, Arrive scans your incoming emails, but not to find out your secrets – rather, it looks for tracking numbers on your digital receipts.
“Arrive respects the privacy of your personal information. We do not sell your personal information, but only provide limited and edited information to third parties (for example, our cloud storage providers) who help us provide you with the Arrive app. ”
If you don’t want to give another application access to your email, and understandably so, you will have to use a different service and enter tracking numbers manually. It is safer, but much less convenient.
Once you’ve connected a Gmail account – yes, only Gmail for now, but you can connect more than one account if you have one – the app starts working. It will pick up all the tracking numbers it can find and automatically assign whatever you have already received to the “past deliveries” section. A package that is in transit will automatically appear on the map with its current location, and you can click on the delivery card to find out more about its status.
Arrive can send a notification to your device every time an update arrives for anything you’ve ordered. Unfortunately, you cannot customize these updates – for example, the app will only bother you when a carrier drops a package at your doorstep. All or nothing (for now).
If a particular package does not appear in the Arrival section for any reason, you can manually add it or forward a delivery email to firstname.lastname@example.org to give the service another option to import any tracking numbers.
Do you have an iOS or Android app that you really like? Leave a note in the comments or email me: email@example.com .