Float Features List

Float

The resource scheduling app for agencies, studios and firms.

4.47/5 (32 reviews)

Float Feature Summary

  • Schedule your team from one screen
  • Drag n drop n duplicate task allocation
  • Reporting on team utlization
  • Personal schedules delivered to your team's inbox
  • Skill tags to track your team capabilities
  • Project tags to track your project types
  • Admin and Super Admin rights
  • Overtime tracking
  • Fully hosted, safe and secure
  • Holiday and personal time off tracking
  • Free 30 day trial on all accounts
  • Plans to suit your team size

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Mobile apps

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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Float Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Float's features:

Jonathan KK

Good

2017-09-12

Project Planning Scheduling and Time Management Resource allocation Easy to use

Pros

I like that I can keep track of the projects the team is working on and easily delegate work Float also helps with scheduling and timing as well as monitoring the evolution of the project.

Cons

Lack of push notifications to notify concerned parties when there's a new task Lack of a project timeline planning tool

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Rachel Connolly

Easy, transparent and flexible.

2017-09-12

Saves time

Pros

With Float we can export data and keep track of what we dedicate the most time to.

Cons

Feature request!

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Francis Benoit

Very nice interface and easy way to see an overview of what I have to do.

2017-12-14

Orgnisation and time planning

Pros

The tool is customizable and can fit my agency's needs.

Cons

The notifications are somewhat inconsistent and I believe that they can be optimized even more.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jake Thompson

Not sure how we coped before Float!

2017-09-12

The key benefit is knowing that my team can track the tasks they are doing which makes reporting P&L a lot easier.

Pros

Very easy to use, and lots of handy features such as the repeat task option and the ability to add different departments.

Cons

The lack of a mobile app is an issue, but I believe they are working on one as we speak.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Maxime Hurel

We save time...

2017-11-21

Pros

With Float we can export data and keep track of what we dedicate the most time to.

Cons

Sometime we have issue for refreshing the project assignments, and sometime the system is very slow.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Design company, 201-500 employees)

Use float daily to see tasks assigned

2017-11-28

Pros

Easy to read and easy access to everyone's schedule.

Cons

Classification of different types of employees isn't obvious.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Hernan Braberman

Float helps you plan the work schedule of a design team

2017-09-13

Float gives you a bird¿s-eye view of who¿s working on what and when.

Pros

-Intuitive drag-and-drop interface -Look & Feel -Clean UX -Editing Tools -Daily email notifications -Great customer support

Cons

-lack of real time notifications when changing the schedule -there are still some UX bugs that should be polished -lack of a mobile app -should be more affordable for larger teams

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Pascale Leduc

Very easy to use

2017-11-28

Pros

What I prefer about his software is that we can see the affectations of our employee at one glance only.

Cons

As an HR advisor, i cannot see easily who is working remotely at one glance. We need to either but a task as "working remote" or see in another app.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Matthias Hansen

Easy to use resource management / allocation

2017-12-23

Pros

Float provides us an easy to use web-based system to see our resource availability at a glance.

Cons

It would be great if there would be more exporting functionality in proper layouts, so that the data could also be used offline.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Sam Melroy

Float is my go-to tool for time management

2017-09-12

I manage a team of 8 consultants. Float allows me to see where everyone is going to be on just one screen, instead of having to check 8 different calendars. Ease of my job is absolutely the biggest benefit.

Pros

, and the reporting/statistics feature. It's nice being able to see current utilization vs. projected.

Cons

My only complaint is that if you make adjustments to the weekly schedule too close to when the weekly emails go out, the changes might not always get picked up in the notification. I've worked with the developer team to try and figure this one out without any luck.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Nick Ciccocioppo

Float is a great solution for small businesses looking to get their schedules organised

2017-11-27

Easy visual scheduling for the team

Pros

We love the easy drag and drop interface, the ease of use of the whole system, the API allowing us to create/sync projects and tasks from our project management system, and the ability for our team to sync their Float schedule to their iOS or Exchange calendars via the iCal feed.

Cons

We think there are some minor things that would make the software even easier to use missing from it: - ability to drag and drop to copy a schedule from one person/resource to another (not just reallocate) - ability to see Notes on a project by hovering over the quick note icon on the schedule - ability to see confirmed appointments vs tentative (clients are using colours to do this at the moment)

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mustafa Hoda

I like Float because it enables me to view my schedule and my team's schedule beautifully!

2017-09-12

Ease of access to viewing my schedule and the teams schedule ahead of time and understanding how it fits in with the project as a whole.

Pros

When you integrate essential functions such as viewing the teams schedule and provide it in a beautifully formatted layout, it really make its a delight to use.

Cons

The system should automatically know who I am since I am logged in and by default it should display my schedule.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Joel Schillig

Very easy to use - would highly recommend.

2017-09-12

Pros

Very intuitive so people get the hang of it quickly. Reports are useful.

Cons

Sometimes can slow down. The filtering system could do with some improvements and sometimes saved views don't work.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Philip Ramsden

Makes resourcing much easier.

2018-04-25

Made our internal resourcing much easier.

Pros

- Much better than the spreadsheet we used to use to organise resourcing! - Interface is intuitive and allows you to easily see availability based on the colour coding.

Cons

- Missing the possbility of looking at analytics / statistics of current resourcing.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Thomas White

Simple to use tool with great user interface

2017-09-12

Pros

I really liked how easy it was to start working with. Importing resources and projects was easy and I liked that you could populate the template with your existing data.

Cons

We chose to go with a different piece of software, Ganttic, which had a more competitive pricing structure.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Jeffrey Barrios

Float has helped me improve my workflow and control. Taking advantage of my time.

2017-09-12

Pros

Its ease of use and clean interface. It is easy to understand for a newcomer on the platform and helps visualize every task in a very easy way.

Cons

Havent stumbled upon any feature that i dont actually like.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Louis ANDRE

I use float to plan the work of 25+ developper and project manager located in different countries

2018-03-12

Pros

Finally I like the design, very modern and simple so you won't be distracted.

Cons

I would will be happy to have a Jira integration in order to directly link tickets to my task instead of putting URL in the note.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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James Weller

Great platform and very reliable

2017-09-12

Better team exposure to understanding the available resource for our clients.

Pros

Easy to use. Great visual collaborative tool for managing resource.

Cons

But it's updated all the time and seems that bugs get ironed out.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Marketing Director, The Laue Team (Real Estate company, 201-500 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Excellent Scheduling Platform

2018-06-21

Pros

I like that Float is fast, clear, seamless, easy to use, simple, and effective.

Cons

Thus far it has been a huge time-saver and has not given us any problems.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Sumit Ingewar

The UI is so blunt , looks like it has very limited functionality. Could love to see more features

2018-01-23

I don't have maintain office schedule , it is being maintained on this software

Pros

As soon as I open I can my daily as well as my teammate's schedule right in front me. Tabs are easily accessible. Not cluttered with so much things.

Cons

I think that's not necessary. UI is boring.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Pixel Paddock


Hi Sumit, we only send you emails on the days you're scheduled to work, make sure your account owner has these, and your timezone, correctly set and you should avoid that happening in future. Send us along your feedback to support@float.com, there's a lot going on 'under the hood' to make it appear simple, perhaps there's a feature you're after that already exists. Cheers.

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Darian Rawson

Verified Reviewer

A single tool to master your team flow

2018-05-07

Pros

This can be a time saver and help your team if it means it is something they can actually use versus more noise.

Cons

Maybe not as granular as some of the fancier tools out there, but, honestly the more features that exist come with added layers of complexity that may hinder more than enable your team for success.

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Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: GetApp
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Monique Taza

Much better than what we had int he past

2017-09-12

it is easier to filter on a project or individual or group as well as tasks.

Pros

ability to view each project on its own and make sure no step was missed in scheduling. Ability to drill down on a user or a team and be able to review their schedule. Also, the fact it shows if someone got overloaded is very useful and I like the ability to move people and regroup them

Cons

So, if I am planning to move their time from Sep 18 to Sep 20, I will not be aware of their current Sep 20 schedule until I exit the filter

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Aidan Lefrancois

Very simple and ergonomic interface.

2017-12-14

Pros

The interface is very easy to use and understand.

Cons

More detail on task without clicking on it to open popup to know how many hours I have to spend. ...

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ricardo Velasco

I like the straightforward approach to tasks, and the eagle view of the projects.

2017-09-25

Pros

The straightforward view of the projects, and the infinite calendar. The interface looks nice but it lacks key features.

Cons

The lack of features to leave notes or to ask questions about the current projects on the same page. It will be awesome to be able to have a discussion on the project.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Christoph Hille

One of the best capacity planning tools I know

2017-09-13

Better and faster planning of our teams and a greeat overview of running projects

Pros

Working in a creative environment, we love great designed tools.

Cons

It would be great, if you could schedule a task with different hours/per day, e.g, 2 on Monday, 5 for Tuesday and 1 for Wednesday without create them after another.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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