RadarOpus blog - What's the best Homeopathic Software in 2021?
May 4, 2021

Trying to decide which Homeopathic Software to invest in? Take a look at our handy comparison of the 6 most popular Homeopathic softwares on the market in 2021!

 

So, which is the best Homeopathic Software?

Or, you could ask - which Homeopathic software should I choose based on my individual needs?

In this page, you will find useful comparisons of Homeopathic Software providers to help you choose what’s best for you!

The author of the article has written with honesty and transparency, as the goal is not to sell you our products but to help you choose what’s right for you. Enjoy!

 

 

Help me compare homeopathy softwares

This is only for you to choose and is very much down to personal preference...

However, we can give you a few tips on what to look for.

  • Rather than thinking, what’s the best homeopathic software - the question is - what’s the best choice for you?
  • The answer depends on what you’re looking for - whether you’re a student, a professional, someone who uses the program every day or once in a while… etc?
  • Below you can find some quick overviews of each product, followed by a Q&A section to help you make your choice!

 

Homeopathic software providers

In the origins of homeopathic software history (the 80’s), the only players in the market were Radar (which later became RadarOpus), Cara (which later became ISIS & then Vision) and MacRepertory & ReferenceWorks (which later became Synergy/SHS).Radar was the most performant on Windows whilst MacRep was all about Apple.

With the drastic changes in technology, both software products have become compatible with Windows and Apple, and a large number of new brands have joined this market.

Today there are dozens of companies offering homeopathic software solutions, however (according to our market knowledge) we could probably consider the following 6 companies as the leaders in the market (in random order).

These are:

RadarOpus: https://www.radaropus.com

Synergy: https://www.synergyhomeopathic.com

Vithoulkas Compass: https://www.vithoulkascompass.com

Vision: https://www.miccant.com

Complete Dynamics: https://www.completedynamics.com

Hompath: https://hompath.com

 

Here’s a quick summary of each

 

RadarOpus

Looks like this:

RadarOpus Homeopathic Software

Website
YouTube link

  • Established in 1982, developed in Belgium and Italy (EU)
  • Available in 14 languages (English, German, Bulgarian, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Rumanian, Russian, Turkish, Polish. There is no additional cost to use the program in a different language)
  • Largest Homeopathic library in the world (more than 1.700 documents in 12 languages)
  • Offline program with online capabilities
  • Works on Windows and Apple Operating Systems (including the latest)
  • It fits both the needs of a student and a professional
  • It exclusively offers Synthesis Repertory (regarded by many as the most qualitative/precise modern repertory in the world)
  • It offers modules (some exclusive) like V.E.S. (created with Prof. G. Vithoulkas), Miasmatic Modules (Ortega and Giampietro), Heiner Frei Module, Jeremy Sherr Qrep etc.
  • It offers comprehensive patient management tools
  • It has cloud functions (e.g. for data collection projects like clificol.net)
  • Offers free full 15 days DEMO
  • You can rent or buy all packages

 

Synergy/SHS

Looks like this:

SHS Homeopathic Software

Website
YouTube link

  • Established in 1986, originally developed in US, now developed in India
  • Available in 2 languages (we could find all main info in English and a second website in German: www.synergyhomeopathic.eu)
  • Offline and online capabilities
  • Works on Windows, only SHS (their new program) works with the latest Apple Operating Systems.
  • It fits both the needs of a student and a professional
  • SHS (the new version) has a patient management tool as well
  • It has an extensive English library with over 1.000 documents (https://synergyhomeopathiccloud.egnyte.com/dl/2YbFdxN4Jj/?)
  • Exclusively offers the reliable repertory (a new repertory released by the company in 2020)
  • You can rent some packages, you can buy all packages

 

Vithoulkas Compass

Looks like this:

Vithoulkas Compass Homeopathic Software

Website
YouTube link

  • Established in 2004, developed in Greece
  • Available in 6 languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian)
  • Only available online, but works on desktop tablet or phone
  • Only available to rent - you have to buy credits for every repertorisation you make
  • Follows the approach of prof. George Vithoulkas
  • Has a patient management tool
  • Has a special Repertory based on Kent and constantly updated by G. Vithoulkas
  • Has special modules including one created by George Vithoulkas and another one called VCAcute

 

Complete Dynamics

Looks like this:

Complete Dynamics Homeopathic Software

Website
YouTube link
 

  • Established in 2009, developed in France
  • Available in 13 languages (English, German, Dutch, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Hungarian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Russian, Hindi, Japanese, though to see the software in a language other than English, you need to purchase each language)
  • Only available to rent (long term options available, you can buy the App though)
  • It offers patient management tools
  • It is light to download and also works on Linux, as well as Apple and Windows (there Is also an iPhone and Android version to buy)

 

Hompath

Looks like this:

Zomeo Hompath Software

Website
YouTube link

  • Established in 1986, developed in India
  • Available in 5 languages (English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, French)
  • Offers 7 mobile apps (to purchase separately)
  • Has a large number of documents
  • Has some exclusive modules like the Tempraz Expert System by Dr. Humranwala

 

Vision

Looks like this:

Vision Homeopathic Software

Website
YouTube link

  • Established in the 1990s, developed in the UK
  • Available in English (to the best of our knowledge there do not seem to be other languages available)
  • Offers Repertories such as the Practical Repertory, Meditative Repertory, Combined Repertory, Complete Repertory and more.
  • Has the option to add a large number of Materia Medica documents in various libraries
  • Offers a Families Module and an Acute prescribing software called Akiva
  • You can easily make your own notes, and listen to audio lectures of remedies

What’s the best value for money Homeopathy software?

It depends whether you want a “quick fix” or whether you’re looking for a long term solution.

Quick fix

  • Choose a rental program
    • You can use the basic functions and content
    • You can choose to stop renting, and paying, whenever you like.
    • Of course, if you compare what you’ll pay over e.g. 10 years VS buying, then buying a lifetime license will usually be the most cost-effective option - especially if your local dealer offers student discounts for one-off payments.

Long term

  • Buying and owning your program with a lifetime license is normally the best choice when you consider long term value for money.
  • You remain the owner of the product and you will definitely save money in the long term.

Content

  • Generally speaking, the more you spend, the more data and functions you get.

 

Examples of costs

RadarOpus

  • Rent from €4 per month (by spending €96 for 24 months access, or €8 for 1 month)
  • Buy from €300/400 (depending on country and package)
  • Click to see pricing

Synergy

  • Rent (Synergy Student only) from €7.66 per month (by spending €23 for 3 month’s access)
  • Buy (Synergy or SHS) from €1.799
  • Click to see pricing

Vithoulkas Compass

  • Rent from €9.50 per month (by spending €114 for a 12 months access, or €15 for 1 month)
  • Click to see pricing

Complete Dynamics

  • Rent from €5 per month (by spending at least €600 for a 10 year access, or €14 for 1 month)
  • Click to see pricing

Hompath

  • Buy from $1.500
  • Click to see pricing

Vision

  • Buy from £349
  • Click to see pricing

 

Online Vs Offline

There are some programs that only run online, some only offline, some do both. Choosing the right thing is affected by how you work:

Online program is good if:

  • You’re always online
  • You have a very fast and stable internet connection wherever you work
  • You don’t have extra charges for internet data use
  • You like working from multiple devices all the time
  • You don’t mind the possibility of work disruptions in case of internet failure.

Offline only program is good if:

  • You don’t need to connect to different devices all the time (e.g. office + home, unless you have multiple licenses)
  • You don’t trust internet a lot
  • You don’t want to update your PC/MAC operating system all the time (and your program)
  • You only use 1 main device to work

Offline program with online functions is good if:

  • You’re on internet but not all the time
  • You often travel internationally
  • You have a good internet connection but not everywhere you go
  • You update your Operating System but not all the time
  • You like freedom to choose!

 

Our thoughts based on value for money

Best online choice

Vithoulkas Compass: They are the only 100% online provider.

Best offline choices

  • RadarOpus: for about €300/400 you have a basic lifetime license.
  • Complete Dynamics: for €600 you have the basic version for 10 years.

Best online and offline choice

This really depends on what you need.

  • If you’re interested in a lot of content, then RadarOpus, Synergy, Vision and Hompath are all valid choices (thousands of documents).
  • If you’re looking for simplicity but not too much content then Complete Dynamics is a very valid choice (especially the 10 year license which is better value for money).

 

Further considerations

  • Payable updates
    • RadarOpus has charged for 1 update in 10 years (€59).
    • Synergy has charged to upgrade to their recent new software (€810).
    • Vithoulkas Compass don't charge for updates, but you have to buy credits for every repertorisation you make.
    • Hompath has never charged for an update.
    • Complete Dynamics has never charged for an update (but you never own the program, so you are always paying rental).
    • Vision charges £99 to update to version 2.
    • Some companies charge for software updates.
  • Repertory updates
    • RadarOpus charged for their last Repertory update in 2009.
    • Synergy includes the latest Reliable Repertory with SHS.
    • Vithoulkas Compass includes updates in the rental cost.
    • Complete Dynamics includes the latest version of Complete Repertory within the rental cost.
    • Vision includes the Combined repertory with every package.
    • HompathVision and Synergy offer a new version of Complete Repertory each year which is a payable upgrade for people using an older version.
    • Some companies charge for repertory updates.

 

What are the best Homeopathy Apps in 2021?

  • Synthesis App

    • RadarOpus offers a Synthesis Repertory App for €99 on iOS and Android.
    • The app is great if you’re a fan of Synthesis and want a qualitative repertory solution.
    • Pros: simple and clear. You can email your work to open later in RadarOpus. You can see author references and it has powerful search functions. You can also spend an extra €29 to search remedies in Materia Medica and use more powerful search functions. More info here
    • Cons: not as many many options/features as some of its competitors. More expensive than some competitors
  • Hompath

    • It has more apps than any other company on the market.
    • Pros: For €28 Firefly is a really good option to consider. It has everything you need in a basic Homeopathic App.
    • Cons: sometimes less is more… The app can be a bit overwhelming given its immense array of options. Nevertheless for the price it’s definitely worth considering.
  • Complete Dynamics

    • Pros: it has everything also present in the software version and you own it forever.
    • Cons: not very easy to navigate / view / customise on a phone.
    • Offers an App for €249,99.
    • It’s the entire program, so really powerful!
    • So, if you are ok with having everything on your phone, this is actually a cheap option compared to renting the program for 10 years (and then having to pay again).
    • We imagine the best solution would be to have it on a tablet.
  • Vithoulkas Compass

    • Isn’t an app, but the whole online software is mobile friendly – the site resizes according to whether you are using a mobile or tablet device.

 

What’s the best Homeopathy software for students?

Before you go any further, our advice is:

  • Speak to your school to check which Repertories and Materia Medica you will need to study over the duration of your course.
  • Ideally you want a software that can provide all (or most) of those books - also so you don’t have to buy the physical book as you may already have it in electronic format.

As a student you normally want something that does the basic stuff and that isn’t too expensive.

  • The cheapest option will be a monthly plan, unless your school or a group of students can get a special buy-now rate that you think fits your needs.
  • Buying is always best in the long term but not everyone can meet the additional financial burden of a one-time payment whilst paying for a Homeopathy course at the same time.
  • Also think whether you are considering to become a professional Homeopath at the end of your course. If you are, then it’s a good idea to go for a software product that can “grow with you” as your needs increase with your knowledge.
  • Contact your favourite brand as they may have special offers for students, even for spreading the cost of a purchase over time (if they have a selling as well as renting option).
  • If you get a cheap option that is only useful for basic use, you may find yourself struggling in a few years where you may need to jump to a more professional tool and you may also struggle to learn everything again from scratch (because of a new software interface).

All software brands will help you in some way… just get in touch!

 

What’s the best Homeopathy software for practitioners?

Normally as a professional Homeopath, you will need:

  • A powerful repertorization tool
  • A powerful patient management tool
  • The possibility to enlarge your library (to expand your knowledge)

If you’re looking for more powerful features and larger libraries over time, then RadarOpus, Synergy/SHS, Vision and Hompath all offer “quantity” (and of course only RadarOpus offer Synthesis Repertory).

Complete Dynamics doesn’t offer as much quantity but it’s still perfectly capable of satisfying the needs of a professional over time (remember, if you really fancy a book they don’t have, you can always buy it separately in electronic or physical form).

Vithoulkas Compass excels if you’re a lover of George Vithoulkas and his approaches.

 

What’s the best Homeopathic software for experienced homeopaths?

Normally, as an experienced Homeopath you’ll be looking for the “cherry on the cake”, i.e. those software solutions that really give you the most powerful tools.

  • Depending on your homeopathic approach, you may also want all the latest provings, the most qualitative homeopathic works (classical and modern) and the most advanced patient file tools.
  • You may also like to make your own personal additions to the repertory of your choice.
  • You may also wish to have clever extra’s like hiding patient info for conference purposes and the likes…

All of the above options are available in RadarOpus, but many of these should also be available in the other company providers. If you are at this level, you probably already own a homeopathic software and know what you want.

If you’re still unsure, here are a few useful links on the features offered by the several companies.

 

Which Homeopathy software is the most intuitive?

Once you learn the basics of how to “move around” a software, they all become easy to use. Luckily for you, all software houses have plenty of YouTube videos and they tend to offer live training as well. You can also find them all on social media (Facebook) and they are quite responsive. In terms of ease of use, here are a few links to videos showing you how to use each software… so you can decide what best fits your needs:

 

Which Homeopathic software has more content?

To our knowledge RadarOpus has the most (when considering all languages), but it doesn’t mean that’s the best program, nor does it mean you will be better off because you have more books. All software providers have enough to get you learning and working professionally. We are very honest in our way of doing business, so let this be clear: having more (and constantly updated) content is a precious resource for any homeopath! But it is not imperative. Every software company will definitely provide you with enough content to get you started and also to work professionally. It then just becomes a question of choice and attitude. Also remember that whilst RadarOpus may have the most content, Complete Repertory (not available in RadarOpus) is the most updated repertory in the market (to date).

  • If you like to regularly buy new documents, to expand your knowledge and aim for the largest possible library, then RadarOpus is your no.1 choice, probably followed by Synergy, Hompath, Vision, Complete Dynamics and finally Vithoulkas Compass.
  • If your focus is on having a solid base of content from which to work with, then any software provider will be perfectly fine to consider.
  • If your focus is to have the most updated repertory, then you should look for a software brand with Complete Repertory.

 

What’s the hype with Synthesis repertory? 

Is it better than Complete repertory?

We provide Synthesis Repertory so we’re not going to tell you it’s better (as it’d obviously be biased!), instead we can tell you what we commonly hear from fans of either side:

  • Synthesis gained popularity over the years because of its attention to detail and quality, carefully referencing authors and content. It’s all about attention to detail. Nothing gets added into Synthesis Repertory unless it has been thoroughly checked by a large scientific team.
  • Complete Repertory is all about quantity and it is also an extremely valid product. We don’t believe it’s better or worse, it’s simply different. Complete is now far larger than Synthesis and contains more of the latest data compared to Synthesis, but it lacks the same attention to sources, author references etc.

Which is best, Complete repertory or Synthesis repertory? 

Neither. Each has strengths and weaknesses. Synthesis is probably a “safer” choice and includes some of the best additions in the world but it isn’t up to date, Complete is far more “complete” but doesn’t guarantee sources of data in the same way Synthesis does.

Why is Synthesis not as up to date as Complete repertory?

Because the company behind Synthesis slowed down operations between 2009 and 2016. Since 2016 the team has resumed work at full capacity, focusing on the new update of Synthesis Repertory (Adonis) due out in 2021. In the mean time, Complete Repertory has never stopped updating, hence the noticeable difference in size between the 2 repertories at present.

What about other repertories?

Beyond the classical Repertories, Synthesis and Complete, there are many valid repertories in the world. Some are good companions to the above-mentioned ones, others can be used as stand-alone alternatives. A few worth mentioning are:

 

Free Homeopathy software Demo and Trial options? 

  • RadarOpus: YES! 15 day with full use of the entire library and all functions. CLICK HERE to get a demo
  • Synergy/SHS: No. We could not find it by navigating on their website www.synergyhomeopathic.com, but we’re certain that if you contact them they’ll be able to show you around
  • Vithoulkas Compass: YES! There is a 7 day trial once you register HERE
  • Complete Dynamics: YES! There is a free 30 day trial, and also a very cool option that allows you to continue using the free Browser Edition after the trial expires (if you don’t want to buy). All info HERE
  • Hompath: YES! There is a 30 day trial by registering HERE
  • Vision: YES! There is a free 14 day trial by registering HERE

 

Disclaimer

Please consider that the information on this page is based on the author’s knowledge of the Homeopathic Software companies mentioned at the time of article publication. We hope the information is correct but we cannot guarantee this. Our aim is to give the reader a good overall idea of the mentioned products and services, however we strongly suggest for you to visit the official website of each software provider to check information and details. Please consider that some of the information on this page is in form of personal opinions. We aim to make the information as accurate as possible but we cannot guarantee its validity. You should visit each software’s website and check whether the information we give is accurate and whether the information offered by each software provider matches what they claim. We sincerely hope you find this page useful. If you notice any mistakes or incorrect information, please write to .

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