Looking for a TherapyNotes Alternative?
TherapyNotes vs. Power Diary
A practice management system can change the way that you work and run your clinic, so we understand that it is an important decision.
TherapyNotes and Power Diary are both great options, but there are some key differences which really set them apart.
What’s the difference between TherapyNotes and Power Diary?
In short, Power Diary offers more features at a much more affordable price. If treatment note templates and SMS messaging are key to your practice, then Power Diary is the most logical choice for you.
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Why should you choose Power Diary?
Over 10 Times the Amount of Free Note Templates
As a health professional, you’ll appreciate how much time can be saved with the right treatment note templates in place. Power Diary offers over 100 specialized templates for free, compared with only 10 from TherapyNotes.
The quantity isn’t the only difference; Power Diary’s templates are fully customizable with text and note areas, multiple-choice and tick boxes, image and body charting with annotation, and much more, whereas TherapyNotes’ templates are set and cannot be edited or customized in any way. Power Diary helps you work smarter.
Power Diary Costs Less
It’s no secret that pricing is a big deciding factor when choosing a Clinic Management Software. All costs add up when running a practice, so we aim to keep our prices as low as possible, whilst maintaining the high standard of our software and service.
As you can see from our price comparison below, our prices are consistently lower than TherapyNotes’, with a substantial saving once you require 3+ accounts. We aim to support your growth, not profit from it.
Advanced Automated Appointment Reminders and Updates
We’ve all experienced client no-shows at some point, so you’ll know how frustrating and costly they can be. You can virtually eliminate the chance of no-shows with Power Diary, by scheduling up to 3 automated SMS appointment reminders per booking.
Whilst you can send 2 automated SMS appointment reminders with TherapyNotes, clients aren’t able to confirm, cancel or reschedule their appointments with their reply. Power Diary’s advanced functionality recognizes and processes the replies, and updates the appointment status without any manual work required!
Furthermore, if you need to discuss appointment details with a client, or request that they bring certain documentation, you also have the option of two-way SMS chat through the Power Diary app!
Waiting List Functionality to Effectively Fill Cancellations
One feature which really sets Power Diary and TherapyNotes apart is our Waitlist. Cancellations sometimes come out of the blue, but they shouldn’t mean that you or your reception team should use your valuable time manually reaching out to clients.
Power Diary can quickly and easily fill those empty slots with a simple click of a button. A direct SMS message can be sent to a select group of clients on your waiting list based on criteria such as their preferred practitioner and availability.
Power Diary does the hard work, so you don’t have to.
Bulk Text Messaging
Changing your address or working hours? Have upcoming promotions or events? Power Diary helps you to communicate these with your clients in one go, with bulk text messaging capabilities via the SMS panel of our app.
With over 99% of all text messages being opened and read within 5 minutes of delivery, this is the most effective way to communicate with your clients and market your clinic. This is something which TherapyNotes does not offer.
Reduced Administration with Online Booking and Payments
Although both systems support online bookings, TherapyNotes requires all online bookings to be confirmed by the clinician, making it more of a request than a booking. Power Diary, however, allows clients to directly schedule their appointment via the free Client Portal, with no confirmation needed from the practitioner, saving you time! (Of course, you can set your own rules about when they can book.)
Not only can clients book their appointments online, but they can also pay at the same time thanks to a simple integration, so bookings requiring prepayment will now be simpler to process. In paying upfront, your clients are less likely to no-show for their appointments too! Plus, clients will soon be able to view and pay outstanding invoices via the client portal.
Robust Integrations for Marketing and an All-Round Improved Experience
At Power Diary, we offer various integrations to improve your, and your client’s, experience.
As well as integrating with Stripe and Xero for effortless invoicing and payment processing, Power Diary integrates with Mailchimp, so you can increase your marketing and improve your customer relationships. Export your client database directly into your MailChimp account, and send up to 12,000 seamlessly automated emails each month, completely free of charge!
No risk with our Money-Back Guarantee
Yes, you read that right! Simply start your account now and if at anytime over the next 12 months you think Power Diary isn’t right for you just cancel your account and we’ll refund 100% of any subscription fees you’ve paid.
Still not sure whether to choose Power Diary or TherapyNotes?
Here’s a chart where you can make a fair assessment…
Power Diary vs. TherapyNotes
Price for 1 calendar (per week)
Price for 3 calendars (per week)
Price for 7 calendars (per week)
Price for 15 calendars (per week)
Price for 30 calendars (per week)
SMS & email reminders
2-Way SMS chat
Client management system
Invoices & payments
Credit card processing
Reports & analytics
Data import service
Custom calendar views & groupings
Over 100 specialized, fully customizable templates. Set up as many templates as you need for different types of requirements (eg initial assessment, standard consultation, follow up, etc). Plus, easily duplicate previous notes.
Online bookings automatically update your diary
Payments can be required and processed at the time of booking online
System, Financial and Client reports and analytics
Does not allow for customized views of different practitioner groups. Limited appointment flags – eg does not show when appointments are confirmed. No functionality for group appointments.
Limited – no auto-updating of appointment statuses
Does not allow for custom classifications for diagnosis, health status, etc
Limited to 10, and are not customizable. No images for annotation, check boxes, etc.
Yes, but limited ability to put restrictions on days/times clients can book. Clinicians must also review booking requests and clients cannot pay online
Clients booking online cannot make payments at the time of booking
Yes, but very limited
*Pricing with current special oﬀer available until the end of this month. All prices are in USD.
You can see why we Power Diary is trusted by over 27,000 practitioners!
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Here’s what Power Diary Clients are Saying…
"I’ve used a number of different cloud-based practice management systems and there is no doubt that Power Diary is the best in class."
Dr. Ryan Kaplan,
Be Psychology and Mental Health
"Helps me get organised and make my appointments for the week. I can easily visually see who is still owing payments and also it creates space for me to add extra things. Your help desk is amazing. Thankyou!"
Sophie EGAN Speech Pathology Clinic
"Great easy booking system - love that I can do reports, store patient notes, send emails, invoices and write letters. Has made my business seamless!"
Amity Physio Pilates
"Really efficient planning and invoicing. The reminder emails and text messages have been reliable. I have been thoroughly impressed with Power Diary!"
Childspace Paediatric Physiotherapy
"My business could not function without Power Diary. It enables our staff to work from anywhere. Love that we can customise the program to suit our business."
Skin and Wound Care Consultancy
"My clients love making appointments through our Client Portal… some wake up with pain in the middle of the night, and they grab their iPad or Tablet and book a time that suits them!"
Remedial Massage Therapist,
Hands from Heaven
Happy customers are our lifeblood. We’d love you to join us.