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The Slice Android app scans your email account for receipts and package tracking information, then consolidates what it gathers into a single convenient location. It's a great option for people who want to keep tabs on where all their orders are, as it's a much more feature-rich and comprehensive solution than that offered by Google Now. The latest version of the app, version 4.0, introduces support for tablets. Now you won't have to drain your phone's battery down obsessively tracking the location of your most recent splurge.

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The larger interface shows more information at once than the smartphone version. Orders are arranged into grids of large thumbnails, and clicking one brings up a large map revealing the item's current location. The app will pop up notifications once a package has shipped, inform you if the price of an item you recently purchased has dropped and you're eligible for a partial refund, and give you a heads up when a product has been recalled.

Slice is the kind of app you probably won't open on a daily basis, but it will be your best friend when you're waiting for that must-have package to arrive. Just don't blame it when the map hasn't changed in four days - there's a solid chance that isn't a glitch.

Source: Slice

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. He now lives in the City of Bridges, adjusting to the presence of actual snow. His phone of choice is the HTC One.

  • Impatient

    Ordered a white 16gb on the 9th and people are getting theirs before me even though they ordered after I did. This app will be most needed .

    • efan

      that happened with me and the nexus 4. google sends them out depending on where you are and where the closest shipping center is. they take no mind of when you ordered it. hence the absence of "shipments will be sent out in the order they are received." and simply "your device will leave our warehouse in X amount of weeks." that way you are pleasantly surprised when it ships early, and they have held up their end of the deal when it takes a month to ship out.

  • Nathan Boldt

    Blocked in Canada...

    Does anyone have the apk?

    • Mlibbey

      even if we got the apk, would it work?

      • Nathan Boldt

        Worth a shot.

        • Mlibbey

          agreed! lol

  • Mlibbey

    being from canada...i reallllly wish all of these awesome app articles stated they were US only before i get super excited then heartbroken

    • Eduardo Mateos

      +1

  • kpjimmy

    This app never worked for me. I mean yes it does scan your email for stuff to organize and thats nice, but I never get notifications on my stuff and also it duplicates a lot of things. I have used shiprack for years and still remains to be the most reliable one to use. Just forward an email or create a filter to forward and it'll automagically appear in the app.

  • Jdban

    Fails really bad at multiple google accounts. It kept defaulting to the wrong account (and I had to select the account multiple times)

    And it made me type in google account password into app. Aren't there APIs that let them just use your local google account?

    • makapav

      What's even more ironic, Eric Schmidt invested in this company over a year ago. Here is where they are fucked up:

      1. Did not have fragments (tablet support) for years
      2. Pathetic account sign-in since inception
      3. No multiple account support
      4. Never worked reliably in finding all packages
      5. Push updates were crap

  • Matthew Fry

    Worked amazingly about 2 years ago ish. Then it started sucking and I uninstalled it. Now Google Now has taken their job.

    • http://www.deathbycone.com Jared Kotoff

      Googe Now has never, not once, given me a card for my shipments. I swiched all my account that i buy things on to my gmail for this. Is there a trick to getting it to work?

      • Matthew Fry

        Not that I'm aware. Much like everything else Google Now does it just started popping up.

      • Crispin Swickard

        I didn't even get a shipment notice on my N5 from the play store...

  • Sebastian