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    Timely vs. Power Diary

    With such a variety of practice management systems available today, it is important that you make an educated decision on the one best suited to you and your practice.

    Timely and Power Diary are both great systems, but with some very different functionalities which you should know about.

    What’s the difference between Timely and Power Diary?

    When choosing between Timely and Power Diary, you should really bear in mind which features your practice would utilise the most. If your practice would benefit from a waitlist to auto-fill cancellations, or if treatment note templates would really cut your administration time down, then Power Diary will be the best choice for you.

    To help you decide, we’ve detailed some of the main differences below, or start a free trial to see for yourself…

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    Why should you choose Power Diary?

    Reason #1

    Fill Cancellations with Minimal Effort

    Do cancellations cause you unnecessary stress? With the potential financial loss that they carry, at no fault of your own, it’s completely understandable – particularly when they occur at short notice with little chance to fill the appointment.

    Power Diary can reduce this stress with the Waitlist feature. By allowing you to send bulk SMS messages to a select group of clients on your waiting list, any available appointments can be filled in no time. Simply choose from criteria such as current wait time, client availability, and preferred practitioner, and let Power Diary do the hard work!

    Reason #2

    We Specialise in Healthcare Professions

    Power Diary is trusted by over 26,700 users, across 85 different health sectors, so we cater to a huge variety of professions with features to suit every customer. Timely, however, is more targeted towards beauty and wellness businesses rather than health practitioners, which could drastically affect the way you run your practice should you fall outside of these sectors.

    With various features not included, you could actually end up spending more time using third-party apps and softwares, rather than streamlining your business.

    Reason #3

    Treatments Note Templates to Save You Time

    With Timely’s customer base being predominantly beauty and wellness professionals, it’s no surprise that there are various features missing, one of which being one of our most popular features within Power Diary – treatment note templates.

    Treatment note templates are used by a large variety of health professionals, with our customers often telling us how much time is saved with the right templates in place. This is why at Power Diary we provide you with over 100 specialised, and fully customisable templates for free. You have the option to add note sections, multiple choice and tick boxes, image charting with annotation, and much more.

    With that being said, Timely does allow you to add notes to a client file, and also upload documents, but these documents would need to be created outside of the app and uploaded, increasing time spent on administration.

    Reason #4

    Two-Way SMS Messaging for Convenient Communication

    Communication is key when running a health practice, which is why both Timely and Power Diary offer email and SMS messaging via the app. But there is one big difference you should know about.

    Only Power Diary has the ability to receive responses directly into the app with our unparalleled two-way messaging functionality. Keeping responses within the app means no switching between different systems or windows, saving you time and effort when liaising with clients, colleagues and other healthcare providers.

    Reason #5

    More Affordable Pricing

    After reading our reviews, you can see the value that our features such as the waitlist, treatment note templates, and two-way messaging bring to our customers, and the impact that Power Diary has on the running of their practice.

    When looking at pricing in the table below, you will see that comparing Power Diary’s account with Timely’s Innovate account (with the most similar level of features), the difference in price increases steeply between the two, with 7 calendars being over double the price with Timely.

    We aim to support your growth by keeping our pricing as affordable as possible, without reducing the high standard of our system, or the service we provide.

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    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 undecided on which suits you best?

    Here’s a chart where you can make a fair assessment…

    Power Diary vs. Timely

    Free trial

    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)

    Calendar management

    SMS & email reminders

    2-Way SMS chat

    Client management system

    Treatment notes

    Online bookings


    Invoices & payments

    Credit card processing

    Reports & analytics

    Money-back guarantee

    Data import service

    Power Diary


    $14 $7*

    $22 $11*
    $36 $18*
    $56 $28*
    $82 $41*

    Allows for single, group and personal appointments, as well as classes.


    Up to 3 reminders per appointment


    Both emails and SMS messages can be sent and received within the app.


    Over 100 specialised, fully customisable note templates. Create and save as many templates as required with chosen elements (eg text areas, image and body charting with annotation, multiple choice, tick boxes, and more). Plus, easily duplicate previous notes.


    Online bookings automatically accepted and updated within your diary. Booking portal can be branded with a logo, header image, and brand colors.


    Invoices can be assigned to insurers, a company or appropriate payers. It is possible to combine multiple appointments/invoices into one statement for company billing or insurance purposes too, and auto-populate with insurance details.



    $16 ($70/month) for the Innovate account
    $38 ($165/month) for the Innovate account
    $89 ($385/month) for the Innovate account
    $92 ($500/month) for the Innovate account
    Must connect to a Timely representative for a tailored price.

    Yes, but doesn’t give the option for group appointments.


    Up to 2 reminders per appointment


    You can send SMS messages, but are unable to receive responses, and responses to emails sent via the app are delivered to the practitioners email.


    Yes, but unable to include insurance details, custom client classifications (eg diagnosis, health status, etc) and more.


    Only options are to add a note to a client file, or upload a document created outside of the app.


    Clients can book online or purchase a gift voucher.


    Yes, but unable to include insurance details or combine multiple invoices into one statement. Although invoices cannot be assigned to appropriate payers, invoices can be emailed with a payment link.


    Some reports require an additional subscription with Zapier and other software.


    *Pricing with current special offer available until the end of this month. All prices are in NZD

    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,
    Clinical Psychologist,
    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,
    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!"

    Sarah Sealey,
    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!"

    Lauren Darsie,
    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."

    Margaret Asimus,
    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!"

    Tony Logan-Stevens,
    Remedial Massage Therapist,
    Hands from Heaven

    Happy customers are our lifeblood. We’d love you to join us.

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