The large diversity of experimental methods in proteomics as well as their increasing usage across biological and clinical research has led to the development of hundreds if not thousands of software tools to aid in the analysis and interpretation of the resulting data. Detailed information about these tools needs to be collected, categorized, and validated to guarantee their optimal utilization. A tools registry like bio.tools enables users and developers to identify new tools with more powerful algorithms or to find tools with similar functions for comparison. Here we present the content of the registry, which now comprises more than 1000 proteomics tool entries. Furthermore, we discuss future applications and engagement with other community efforts resulting in a high impact on the bioinformatics landscape.