- Version: 1.0.0
- Size: 2.28MB (no apps2SD)
This Android app is a powerfully simple tool for those who frequently use the United States Postal Service. When you open the app you are presented with three main options. You can instantly locate the nearest post office location, automated postal center, or collection box. Initially, to utilize these features you will need to have your location determined by your device’s GPS. Then, you have the option to adjust the map area and re-scan for updated results. Additionally, typing in an address (or even just a zipcode) will jump the map to that area.
Once you’ve chosen a location/collection box, click the bubble to expand its details. The provided information includes the address and distance from your current location as well as the option to open directions with another application (e.g. Google Maps). Conveniently, you can also check the office’s hours or give them a call directly from the app before making a trip (handy since each location has its own hours and collection times).
Best of all, this app makes tracking packages extremely easy. To access this feature, hit the Menu button on your Android device. Then all you have to do is enter the delivery confirmation number, tracking number, etc. that relates to the particular shipment you’d like to monitor.
- Instantly find the nearest post office, automated postal center, and/or collection box
- Look up directions, post office hours, etc.
- Track packages from drop-off to delivery (and only type the tracking number in once!)
Areas for improvement:
- Add the tracking option to the app’s main screen choices
- Add option to manually enter location so GPS is not needed
Conclusion: If you’re frequently mailing letters or shipping/receiving packages, the USPS Android app will streamline the process and hopefully take a little stress out of your life.