Burner + Dropbox = an automagic archive for your mobile phone

Most of us have a lot of important conversations and share a lot of useful information by text and picture message these days.  And if you’re at all like us, you’ve got more than a few voicemails you just can't bring yourself to delete.

But moving content from the message inbox to wherever else you need it can be annoying.  Cutting, pasting, long-pressing, forwarding – it's all inconvenient and makes you wonder why messages and voicemails are so isolated from the rest of the software on the same device.

We wondered too – and decided to do something about it, which we're calling Burner Connections.  Finally, you can count your phone number among the things you can connect to your Dropbox and the rest of your personal OS.

Burner’s Dropbox Connection is a cinch to set up – all you do is select Dropbox from the list of Connections on the setting page for your Burner, and authorize it.  Once you do, you’ll never lose a voicemail or picture message you've sent or received again – they’ll all be automatically archived to a Burner folder in Dropbox.

We can think of lots of ways to use an SMS-enabled Dropbox.  Have wedding or event guests texts their photos to a connected number to collect them all in one place. Invite people to leave voicemail messages as contributions to a family gift, or an art project. Or just keep those unforgettable voicemails as a private archive.

Since Dropbox folders can be shared with friends or colleagues, you can also use this as an easy way to collaborate.  You can even daisy-chain other apps via services like IFTTT, where you can find recipes to do everything from moving files around to auto-posting to social networks.  

To learn more about how to set up the Dropbox Burner Connection, click here

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