Something like Softpedia would be great (although simpler), although preferably without garbage reviews like this: https://www.softpedia.com/get/Programming/Coding-languages-C... (for a bonus WTF check the screenshot).
Alternatively (and probably easier to do) something like tinyapps.org but with a bit more information per entry.
The only category I'm qualified to judge in that list is 3D modeling, and their list isn't very good in my opinion. They don't distinguish between parametric CAD and direct modeling, and they don't go into the intended use of each, like how Fusion 360 can do CAM for CNCing, or how Rhino is meant more for product design instead of physical prototyping. It really seems like the author of this list didn't use any of these.
I don’t believe anyone is going to blindly buy or invest deeply in using some product in a field they know nothing about.
Oh lord. That was nothing short of embarrassing to read. As in I feel embarrassed on the part of whoever wrote that "review". And you were right about the screenshot lol.
Edit: Well, discovered that this list is actually flawlessapp.io
In Producthunt it was no.5 product of the day.. https://www.producthunt.com/posts/awesome-design-tools-3059e...
I don't think adding more details is a good idea - that would essentially be a duplication of content from each link on the list. The biggest value the of form of these lists (and tinyapps.com) is that I can skim them quickly. If you built an encyclopedia, somebody soon would want to have a simple list of all entries.
To add to that: if these lists were to be more detailed, they probably wouldn't exist at all, as expanding and maintaining them would be too much work.
I don't want to click on each link on the list, i want the list to have enough information so i can tell if i want to click on a link to learn more.
Was really hoping for an article about building custom tooling as I feel like a lot of my day is spent doing exactly that (ie mini tools to automate recurring semi manual tasks).
Do all web designers think they're the center of everything? :-) ... I KID!
For example, the first screenshot tool I clicked didn't even have a screenshot or copy on the landing page. Just a download button + email collection form. https://getkap.co/ -- Not something I would blindly run on my machine, but I'd consider it if it was HN's favorite tool.
Another take on these "Awesome *" lists would be to link to real world forum topics (Reddit, HN, etc) where people are discussing, say, their favorite screen-recording tool. That way you at least get a priority queue of software to consider. And you can differentiate between a tool with 100 upvotes vs. one that's only ever shilled by its shady creator.
The problem with those kind of sites is that the site owners try to game the ranking system.
If they do any tempering, expel them.
This requires a rich person to pay them, or a community to motivate them, which gives the super-power to an agreeable, but fair BDFL.
Also maybe GitHub needs a "list of stuff" category, so these lists of things don't muddle search results and conversely can be searched for easily. Curated lists of links are generally quite useful and putting it all in a public vcs with a pull request infrastructure makes it easy to contribute.
Indeed, Github should find a solution for this. I didn't care much about Github stars but recently I noticed they're being required in various scenarios, for example some CDN require a certain number of Github stars to include a library 
Simple disproof: a list of everything is not more useful than the most useful thing, because navigating the list has a cost.
Also, an analogy: would you eat a bowl of candy that had the best piece of candy in the world and also the most poisonous substance (malware)?
These lists follow the same "survival of the fittest" that underlies capitalism and evolution, and while coordinated efforts have many advantages they also have all the disadvantages of monoliths. I think a Yahoo-like site would have a hard time producing a better result.
I have tried using https://startupstash.com and https://startupresources.io earlier which had good resources too.
What's the best way to add more products to the list? Any idea if I could add the following products:
Product 1: http://draftss.com
Product 2: http://draftss.com/getfeedback
You just need to send Pull Request to the GitHub repo.
Here you will find the guide: https://github.com/LisaDziuba/Awesome-Design-Tools/blob/mast...
Really? You probably haven't looked that hard, because there are probably hundreds of these type of lists. There seems to be one every month in Product Hunt.
BTW, it's probably not your intention, but your last line with links to your product looks like a super spammy hijacking attempt.
I was hoping to find some design tools for HFSMs that aren't just flow chart drawing tools.
(And it's a great point! Go repost it in https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19581571)