The Files application (aka Nautilus) is getting a major update in Fedora 25 Workstation. Fedora 25 is slated to include Nautilus 3.22, adding a new GUI interface for batch renaming of files, and will also add integrated archive support. GNOME Developer Carlos Soriano has blogged in depth about all the new features in Nautilus 3.22, including some additional features that might be included in the future. OMG! Ubuntu! also has a great writeup if you want to learn more about the new features.
Trying Nautilus 3.22 on Fedora 24
To give these new features a test-run, you can try them out by installing a pre-release version of Fedora 25 workstation. Alternatively, you can use Flatpak to try out a nightly build of Nautilus 3.22 directly from the GNOME project on your current Fedora 24 Workstation install.
To do this, first install Flatpak:
sudo dnf install flatpak
Set up the GNOME-nightly Flatpak repos:
wget https://sdk.gnome.org/nightly/keys/nightly.gpg flatpak remote-add --gpg-import=nightly.gpg gnome-nightly https://sdk.gnome.org/nightly/repo/ flatpak remote-add --gpg-import=nightly.gpg gnome-nightly-apps https://sdk.gnome.org/nightly/repo-apps/
Install the runtime, the Nightly Nautilus Flatpak, and run it:
flatpak install gnome-nightly org.gnome.Platform master flatpak install gnome-nightly-apps org.gnome.Nautilus master flatpak run org.gnome.Nautilus