With Bitcasa now using it’s new backend, the consumer API being dead and all tools (including reallistic’s BitcasaFileLister) being unusable, one certainly has a hard time getting their data off Bitcasa.
The client seems to omit certain files (despite the fact that a download from the web works fine and the checksum for the files match) and even when a download commences, it is still painstakingly slow, clocking about 200-400kb/s.
Paying Bitcasa for their larger plan for an entire year to download my files is not a valid option for me, especially considering their current financial state. The only way to achieve acceptable download speed is to utilize the web-frontend and a download manager of my choice. For that to work I needed a way to generate lists of download links for the web-frontend, so I came up with the Bitcasa Drive Link Generator, a new Chrome extension that will do just that: Allow you to browse your Bitcasa Drive and grab all the download links as you walk through your folders.
The extension is not beautiful but works flawlessly and has already helped me to get some of my problematic files/folders off Bitcasa.
How to install:
Download and extract the extension to a convenient place. Go to your Chrome settings, choose the “Extension” tab, tick the checkbox for “Developer Mode” and then click “Load unpacked extension”, select the previously selected directory. You should see a new icon in your Chrome toolbar.
If not already done, go to drive.bitcasa.com and log-in. Now you can use the extension.