Burner + Dropbox =
an automagic archive for voicemails and photos

I'll bet you have a lot of important conversations and share a lot of useful information by text and picture messages (MMS) these days. If you’re 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 inconvenient and makes you wonder why messages and voicemails are so isolated from the rest of the software on your device.

We wondered too, and decided to do something about it.

Using the Dropbox Connection

Introducing the Dropbox Connection. Finally, you can count phone numbers among the things you can connect to Dropbox!

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

Here are just a few of the ways to use the Dropbox Connection for SMS, MMS or voicemails:

  • 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.
  • Use messages from customers as content marketing for your company or brand.
  • 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 and Zapier, where you can find recipes to do everything from moving files around to auto-posting on social networks.

To learn more about how to set up the Dropbox Burner Connection, check out the Support Center.