A great thing about nautilus is you can extend it with scripts.
Those can do all kinds of things to make your life easier.
There are a few scrips in the Ubuntu repositories (in synaptic search for “nautilus”) or you can download them from Gtk Apps (sadly gnomefiles.org is no more).
There is also a tool in the repos (will come up if you search for “nautilus”) to manage your nautilus scripts. I haven’t used that one so I can’t comment on the quality.