Opinion: Why I decided to get a Deliveries app subscription

An app I have been using for at least a couple of years now has been the Deliveries app that is available on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac.

The app allows users to track packages and get alerts whenever the package has been moved or any activity regarding it.

There are apps that already do this for free, such as the United States Postal Service (USPS), UPS, FedEx and other third-party apps like Parcel.

           

What makes Deliveries different is all in its design. When tracking your package, you get a map of where your package is at, which uses an Apple Maps interface.

Although I live in a much bigger city and am not as reliant on online shopping, there are still some items that I like and need to purchase online because that is the only way I can get them.

But you could ask the question and say that since I am not making as many online purchases, therefore, not as reliant on package tracking, why would I invest money in an app like this?

The answer is quite simple.

And the answer is this; I make just enough online purchases for me to justify this cost. After all, it only costs me $4.99 a year to have a subscription to this app, so it’s not like it is breaking the bank or anything.

The app has iOS 14 widget support too.

Another aspect of this is I usually get value out of most apps and tech products I buy.

Buying a Tweetbot 6 and Apollo for Reddit subscription? I use those apps every single day. The same can be said for other premium apps I have like CARROT Weather, MarsEdit, Fantastical and Day One Journal.

I use all of those apps on a weekly basis, if not a daily basis for most of them.

Apps, more so third-party apps, play a major role in my life and I’m thrilled that Deliveries is another app that I can add to my list of app subscriptions.

If there does come a time when I feel like I’m not using it that much, I can always cancel it that year and not pay for it the following year.

What do you think of the Deliveries app? Do you use it? Do you have a subscription to the premium version of it? Let us know on Twitter at @appleosophy.

David Becker
Author: David Becker

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