aptitude is described as 'Terminal-based apt frontend' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to aptitude for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Online / Web-based and Linux Mobile. The best alternative is Chocolatey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like aptitude are Synaptic (Free, Open Source), npm (Free, Open Source), pacman (package manager) (Free, Open Source) and Advanced Package Tool (Free, Open Source).
Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a GUI front-end based on Gtk+. * Install, remove, upgrade and downgrade single and multiple packages. * Upgrade your whole system.
Snaps are software packages that are simple to create and install. They auto-update and are safe to run. And because they bundle their dependencies, they work on all major Linux systems without modification.
Software lets you install and update applications and system extensions. A plugin system is used to access software from different sources. Plugins are provided for: Traditional package installation via PackageKit (e.g. Debian package, RPM).