Can I use Talkatoo over a remote connection from home?

Yes, you can use Talkatoo over a remote connection, such as from home.

A very common scenario is that a doctor needs to work on their notes from home, but needs to remote into their work computer or server to do so.  

The other common scenario is that computers in the clinic access their practice management software by remotely accessing the server, whether it's from a regular workstation, or a thin client, and this is a different scenario.  Note that this does not mean that the database is stored on the server, which is common, but that you log in to the server using Remote Desktop Protocol or Terminal Services to see your PMS.  Click here to learn more about setting this up.

Just Dictate

There are a couple of ways to do this, but the easiest is to install Talkatoo on your home computer, make sure Talkatoo is not running on the remote computer, and dictate as normal. 

This method is remote access software agnostic, meaning that in general it should not matter which tool you are using to access your office, whether it's Teamviewer, LogMeIn, Splashtop, AnyDesk, or most other software. 

With some remote software, Talkatoo requires a settings change, sometimes called keyboard mode, to work as expected.  


*Dictating from Mac

If you are trying to remotely dictate from a Mac, you may experience an issue where instead of the words you spoke, you see only a's in place of it.  This is a known issue with Microsoft Remote Desktop, but there are a couple of workarounds that should help, depending on your scenario.  See this article for more information.