The best windows tool ever is Total Commander. If I see colleagues using their explorer I get crazy Total Commander is the ultimate productivity boost.
On my ubuntu I’m using gnome. Nautilus is as sick as the explorer. Next, I tried gnome-commander: nope. I wasted a couple of hours and tried mc, elmfm2, tuxcmd, .. No way to found s.th. that is good enough and integrates into gnome. Only way out: Krusader. This tool has nearly all I want. I have to accept the KDE dependencies.
sudo apt-get install krusader kompare xxdiff cfv md5deep p7zip kdebase krename
In order to let it look more like a gnome app I installed the systemsettings (former kcontrol)
sudo apt-get install systemsettings
Open it and go to General > Look&Feel > Appearence > Theme and select
Finally, I started krusader and changed the default terminal and editor.