What are the system requirements?

Talkatoo works on Windows, macOS and iOS

The following Operating System versions are supported:

  • *Windows 10 or newer; Windows Server 2016 or newer.
  •  **macOS 10.15 or newer
  • iOS 14.1 or newer
  • Android 7 or newer

Support for running Chrome, on which Talkatoo is built, will end for the following operating systems in the summer of 2023:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8,
  • Windows 8.1
  • Server 2008 R2
  • Server 2012
  • Server 2012 R2
  • MacOS 10.14

It is likely that before the end of the year, Talkatoo will no longer be installable on computers running these versions of Windows, and it's possible that issues with use, either introducing errors or leaving it unable to be used at all, will occur before then.  


Currently for some versions of macOS older than 10.15, you will still able to install and launch Talkatoo, however you will NOT be able to dictate.  

For much older versions, 10.12 and below, you will not be able to install Talkatoo at all.  

There is no way to make Talkatoo work on these old versions of macOS.  It is possible to update your computer to a newer version such as 10.15, or 11, without updating all the way to the very latest version. This update process is not something we are able to assist with, as it's always possible it can cause data loss or render the computer otherwise unusable. It is recommended to contact Apple or your IT service provider for assistance.

*Note that 10.15 is no longer officially supported by Apple so is not officially recommended.


We have the Talkatoo MobileMic for iPhones and iPads, and Android.

At this time, there is no support for Chromebook

Computer Hardware


Windows: Versions available for 32 and 64-bit Windows.

Mac: Versions available for both Intel and Arm-based (M1, M2 etc) 


The memory requirements for Talkatoo are minimal, however enough memory should be available on the computer for a smooth experience overall, so we suggest a minimum of 4Gb of ram, and recommend 8+ Gb.


Because Talkatoo is cloud-based software, a stable internet connection is required to use Talkatoo. 

For optimal performance, it should be at least 5 Mbps up and down as tested from the computer being used, with no packet loss.  
Actual use per user, is estimated at 1-200 kbps while actively dictating. 


Talkatoo uses port 443 for all communication with our servers.

Please white list the following if required:

Application: https://api.talkatoo.com

Update Server: https://nucleus.talkatoo.ai

Various services: *.talkatoo.com, *.talkatoo.ai