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"Good morning. Sometime today, packages from here will join others from around the world. And we will be receiving the largest delivery assault in the history of FedEx. FedEx. That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is delivery day, and you will once again be waiting by the door. Not for guests, installers, or family... but for delivery. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the delivery day will no longer be known as a lost day, but as the day the world declared in one voice: "We will not quietly wait all day until night!" We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to take back our lives! We're going to tell packages when to arrive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!"
- President Thomas Whitmore (corrected for accuracy)

I don't know about you, but half of my shopping is done online. I have enough stuff delivered to my house that I know the delivery people by name. I've wasted more hours waiting by the door than anybody has a right to. Well, FedEx is giving me the power to do something about that. Today, the shipping company updated its FedEx Mobile app to version 2.0 with an all new Delivery Manager, which gives people new options to schedule deliveries, change the destination address, have packages held, provide special drop-off instructions, and even pre-sign for packages.

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Most of these features are free to use and only require a free personal FedEx account. Naturally, some options are still going to cost you a few bucks: scheduling delivery runs $5 to change the date or $10 to set a 2-hour window, and changing an address starts at $5. You can also access all of these features through the website, but that's just not as cool as commanding the flow of commerce directly from your phone. Hit the widget below and start taking back your life!

Cody Toombs
Cody is a Software Engineer and Writer with a mildly overwhelming obsession with smartphones and the mobile world. If he’s been pulled away from the computer for any length of time, you might find him talking about cocktails and movies, sometimes resulting in the consumption of both.

  • http://twitter.com/IamPeePay Tomáš Petrík
    • http://www.techthirst.com/ Anuj Ahooja

      The purpose for that app is to help those who's eyes aren't all that great, like the elderly so I think it's completely okay. It's a great concept!

      • http://twitter.com/IamPeePay Tomáš Petrík

        I know what is the app's purpose, I think you missed my point.
        What I wanted to say is that FedEx's action bar uses icons so ugly that they don't fit the Android-Holo-style-ecosystem-whatever at all and that they look more like those funny colorful icons from BIG Launcher (which, by itself, is OK, because it has its purpose).
        Got it now?

        • http://www.techthirst.com/ Anuj Ahooja

          Ah, gotcha. No need to be hostile, I just didn't understand what you wanted to outline.

          • http://twitter.com/IamPeePay Tomáš Petrík

            I am not being hostile at all, I am just explaining my point :)

  • http://www.techthirst.com/ Anuj Ahooja

    Fixed: Dat "ActionBar"

  • Ray

    Hahaha! Love the (modified) quote from Independence Day at the start. Very clever!

  • Jonathan Gordon

    If you are using an Android device with software keys the overflow button appears there as well. So its some weird bastardization of Holo in my opinion. Sigh*