Using a Tablet
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Hi,

Does anyone know if it's possible to use a table and pen with the notes feature of SP so that you can take notes using a pen on the computer screen as if it were an old-fashioned clipboard and paper?

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    Gillian

    Hi Marshaun, we have many customers using a tablet and stylus to take notes in SimplePractice. You'll need a handwriting-to-text conversion app that is compliant with HIPAA and integrates with your tablet's keyboard- that way, you can write directly into text boxes in SimplePractice and your handwriting will be translated to text. We don't have any specific recommendations for third-party apps to use for this, but be sure to ensure the third-party app doesn't send data to the cloud, and that you de-identify your notes. 

    Hi Marshaun, we have many customers using a tablet and stylus to take notes in SimplePractice. You'll need a handwriting-to-text conversion app that is compliant with HIPAA and integrates with your tablet's keyboard- that way, you can write directly into text boxes in SimplePractice and your handwriting will be translated to text. We don't have any specific recommendations for third-party apps to use for this, but be sure to ensure the third-party app doesn't send data to the cloud, and that you de-identify your notes. 

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    Anne Graham, MSFT

    I use Nebo and I love it. I know there is another one I was looking into but I can't recall it at the moment.

    I use Nebo and I love it. I know there is another one I was looking into but I can't recall it at the moment.

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    Shelby Schwing

    So, how do you write directly into text boxes in Simple Practice?  I have a handwriting to text conversion app.

     

    So, how do you write directly into text boxes in Simple Practice?  I have a handwriting to text conversion app.

     

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    Gillian

    Hi Shelby, that depends entirely on which app you're using. Because we're not able to provide support for third-party applications, you may want to reach out to the team behind the app you've chosen for assistance. 

    Hi Shelby, that depends entirely on which app you're using. Because we're not able to provide support for third-party applications, you may want to reach out to the team behind the app you've chosen for assistance. 

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    Natalie Samuels

    Could this be a feature you include in future SimplePractice versions? I would love to be able to write with a stylus directly into my simple practice note during a session, this would save so much time. Would be great if we didn't have to use a third-party app, and it was all directly in SimplePractice. Clients tend to report that typing during a session is impersonal, but tend to be comfortable with hand-writing brief notes.

    Could this be a feature you include in future SimplePractice versions? I would love to be able to write with a stylus directly into my simple practice note during a session, this would save so much time. Would be great if we didn't have to use a third-party app, and it was all directly in SimplePractice. Clients tend to report that typing during a session is impersonal, but tend to be comfortable with hand-writing brief notes.

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    Marshaun Glover

    I actually have a way to do this. I have an Ipad Air with Apple Pencil. I use the Mazec 3rd party app to write notes directly into the chart. If you are on the Facebook group for SP, type Mazec into the search. You will see some posts about it. That's where I learned about how to do this.

    I actually have a way to do this. I have an Ipad Air with Apple Pencil. I use the Mazec 3rd party app to write notes directly into the chart. If you are on the Facebook group for SP, type Mazec into the search. You will see some posts about it. That's where I learned about how to do this.