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Float

Resource planning for agencies, studios and firms.

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Float Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Float product overview

Price starts from

$

7.50

/momonth
Per User

What is Float?

Float is the world's leading resource management software for agencies, studios, and firms. Since 2012, Float has helped the world’s best teams (including Metalab, Deloitte, and Buzzfeed) plan their projects, schedule their team’s time and deliver over 10million tasks in more than 150 countries.

Key benefits of using Float

One shared resource schedule, always in sync - Visualize your team’s workload in one place. Drag and drop to assign tasks with ease and edit tasks on the fly with handy shortcuts. Add unassigned roles to plan ahead for future hires, and store tasks while you’re waiting to confirm resources.

Multi-project Planning - With a single view of all your resources, you can plan your team’s time across multiple projects on the go. Set budgets and target milestones to keep your projects on track and reallocate resources before it’s too late!

Team Availability - Manage your team’s availability with set work hours, public holidays, and scheduled time off. See who’s free, who’s overbooked, and who’s kicking back on vacation—all at a glance.

Forecasting & reports - Powerful reporting features so you can monitor your team’s utilization. Set project budgets based on hours or dollars and forecast your capacity to plan ahead accurately.

Time Tracking - Add time tracking to your schedule so your team can log hours in a single-click against scheduled tasks, or quickly adjust their estimates and submit their actual hours worked. It’s the fastest way to compare your estimates vs. actuals and monitor whether your projects are on, under, or over budget

Apps and integrations - Float has a mobile app for iOS and Android and integrates with Slack, Google Calendar, Outlook, Zapier, and more.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
Chat
Knowledge Base
24/7 (Live rep)
FAQs/Forum

Training options

Webinars
Documentation
Videos
Live Online

Float pricing information

Value for money

4.4

/5

1.1K

Price starts from

$

7.50

/momonth
Per User

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Float features

Functionality

4.2

/5

1.1K
Total Features102 20 categories

Most valued features by users

Task Management
Collaboration Tools
Projections
Task Progress Tracking
Prioritization
Time & Expense Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Reporting/Analytics

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Float users reviews

Overall rating

4.5

/5

1.1K

Positive reviews

96%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.26/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

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454

50

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1

Pros
Quick and responsive interface with easy filtering. All of these are great improvments form our previus solution.

SG

Szabolcs G.

I am using float for almost 2 years not and I am in love with it. It made my life easy when I am working on multiple projects with easy navigation, clean design and easy to understand interface.

DK

Dharmesh K.

Float is super user friendly, very customisable and always reliable. It's our best planning tool we use.

Kalista A.

Cons
I get very disoriented scroll in two dimensions through the enormous grid, it can be confusing search through such a large spread of information.

RV

Roger V.

Only downside is that I'm unable to brand it up a bit with our company logo's/colours.

IT

Ian T.

It's annoying when trying to put half day tasks. Sometimes the cursor from neutral turns into cursor of completion or deletion without warning.

IS

Ioannis Stylianos A.

Overall rating contenders

Overall Rating

Easy Ressource Planning Tool

Reviewed 3 months ago

Transcript

Peter K.: Hi, my name is Peter. I'm a project manager, and I would grade Float five from five stars....

JS

Jason S.

Digital Producer

Marketing and Advertising, 501-1,000 employees

Review source

Overall Rating

Great for planning resources

Reviewed 6 months ago

Transcript

Jason S: Hi, my name's Jason. I'm a digital producer. I give Float five out of five stars. For more reviews...

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Float - Nice tool for team management

Reviewed 9 months ago
Pros

It is a very visual tool, I love the timeline graph where you can easily filter down the resources on both person and project tags.

Cons

It is rather simple and I would like some more options for tailoring the product to our specific needs, like setting monthly cost limits and including more visual options on each project.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best time tracking tool I've used so far

Reviewed 9 months ago

After using other 2 tools to log hours, I definitely choose float as my preferred one

Pros

The product is so intuitive, we didn't need a company meeting to explain how it works, we just started using it right away, and nobody experienced problems on how to use the tool. Logging hours is so easy, specially when you have your hours already planned.

Cons

Not sure if there's a way to plan vacations from float, right now we have to use a separate tool for that, and would be great if we could do everything from just one place

Vendor response

Hi Leandro, Thanks so much for your feedback and review! There is an option to add time-off to your schedule which includes vacation/paid leave, sick leave, and personal leave. We'd welcome hearing more specific feedback on the vacation planning you'd like to see. Please drop us a note to support@float.com. Thanks, Siobhan @ Float

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Visual and Easy to Use

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pros

It's super simple to use, very visual and attend to all my project need (resource and allocation, timesheet tracking and project tracking).

Cons

The software lacks integration with Google Calendar.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great value. Lots of potential

Reviewed 2 years ago

I've been using CETA scheduling software for the last 4 years in big VFX companies and I must say that Float is not there yet but is actually getting broadly comparable. In the last 4 months that I introduced it into my new team it's proved to be quite useful to keep track of the progression of our projects. During these months I've seen that it has already improved in many areas that I'm excited to see what comes next. I can see it can become a really powerful software.

Pros

There aren't may softwares that let you schedule a team in such an easy and organised way. I think most softwares nowadays are too complex and make you spend more time organising tasks than actually working on them. Float is so clear and simple you can actually use it to manage big projects without spending too much time on it.

Cons

It's getting better, but it would be very useful if we could: - Right click on a pencil and be able to copy it over into a different person. - Book more than one person on the same project (for example if two workers are on the same project because one of them is doing a training but you don't want to charge twice for that time). - Lately when I try to schedule more than 1 project in one day on the...

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Good number of features without going overboard

Reviewed 9 months ago
Pros

Float has a nice clean interface with a powerful search feature so you can filter down by person, client, project etc. very quickly and easily. The documentation for Float's APIs is nice and clean. Although our software doesn't naturally integrate with Float, we've been able to use the API to bring projects in automatically from our sales tracking platform.

Cons

The way that people's time commitments on other projects are displayed on every project is useful to make sure nobody is over-resourced. However this means that each project can take up a fair amount of space, and using placeholder people/roles is a nightmare because they look incredibly over-booked if you're using them across many projects while planning.

Float FAQs and common questions

Float has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $7.50/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Float has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business


Float supports the following languages:
English


Float supports the following devices:
Android, iPhone, iPad


Yes, Float has an API available for use.


Float integrates with the following applications:
Microsoft Outlook, Jira, Teamwork, Zapier, Trello, WorkflowMax, OneLogin, Okta, Slack, Google Calendar, Asana


Float offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, Chat, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), FAQs/Forum

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