Back in the early days of jailbreaking, there was a young Cydia competitor going by the name of Icy. Working in a similar way to Cydia, Icy was always the faster, smoother and generally shinier app aggregator and download service. Unfortunately development on the app was ceased but now it’s on its way back, and you can download a beta version right now.
Icy will be available for download next week, but if you can’t wait, iSpazio has a beta available to download right now, should the urge take you. Just add the http://repo.ispazio.net as Cydia repository and search for Icy.