Float Features

Float

Resource planning for agencies, studios and firms.

4.5/5 (994 reviews)

Float Feature Summary

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

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API
Absence Management
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Availability Management
Calendar Management
Collaborative Workspace
Custom Fields
Data Filtering
Drag & Drop Interface
Employee Time Tracking
Estimating
Facility Scheduling
Forecasting
Leave Tracking
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Mobile Integration
Monitoring
Multiple Projects
Overtime Calculation
Overtime Tracking
Performance Reports
Project Budgeting
Project Time Tracking
Projections
Time Off Requests
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API
Absence Management
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Availability Management
Calendar Management
Collaborative Workspace
Custom Fields
Data Filtering
Drag & Drop Interface
Employee Time Tracking
Estimating
Facility Scheduling
Forecasting
Leave Tracking
Microsoft Outlook Integration
Mobile Integration
Monitoring
Multiple Projects
Overtime Calculation
Overtime Tracking
Performance Reports
Project Budgeting
Project Time Tracking
Projections
Time Off Requests
Vacation Tracking
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Mobile apps

iOS App


11 reviews

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


30 reviews

Float Feature Reviews

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

Roussetos Karafyllakis

Great daily task overview tool

2020-07-30

Pros

Navigate your schedule and access information required.

Cons

Could use with more integrations with different task/project management tools and time tracking software

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

Fantastic Productivity Tool

2019-09-04

I can report on activities, track billable activities and how available my resources are.

Pros

Simplicity / Ease of User Interface Drag & Drop Reporting

Cons

Not much - wish it had a time tracking system so it could replace another tool

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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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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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 201-500 employees)

Easy to use!

2019-01-18

The data it collects is really useful for analysing what my team works on and what projects take up the most resources.

Pros

It has a nice clean UI and it's easy to drag and drop tasks around the calendar.

Cons

We still need to use other software to track the project status.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ryan Dante

Great resource for resource and project management!

2020-07-29

Great overall experience with a simple UI that gets the job done with little to no problems.

Pros

Graphs and charts are easy to read, allowing me to quickly see what projects I'm on and what is coming down the pipeline in the following weeks.

Cons

Time tracking would be a great feature to have that I wish was available, with that float could become even closer to my all-in-one app for project management.

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

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Float


Hi Ryan,

Thanks for your review! We do have time tracking available as an add-on feature in Float. You can check out how it works on our website here, https://www.float.com/how-it-works/time-tracking.

A free 30 day trial is available from the Team Settings page inside Float. Your team's timesheets will be pre-filled based on their scheduled task hours. All they have to do is verify them, and hit "Log"!

Please feel free to email support@float.com if you have any questions.

Cheers,
Siobhan

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Michael Okimoto

Simple and easy to use, would like to see more customization

2020-07-29

Pros

Resources can easily click + update pre-scheduled events vs needing to search for individual tasks/projects.

Cons

Our project management tools use three levels of organization.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Mathias Mercier

Float ; An useful software for an easy planning

2019-01-17

Team management has always been quite messy on our teams, and no overall was available with Notes calendar, so Float has been worshiped when we got it

Pros

Overall planning for teams, easy day-by-day task management, task categories, project / customer management, api to retrieve planning on other software (such as notes calendar)

Cons

Still quite difficult to manage 1/2 day task, no way to plan meeting easily

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jaseem Thayal Shareef

Look no further if you are searching for a Resource Planning and Team Scheduling app

2019-12-06

We were using Google Sheets to plan our resources, but it was a mess.

Pros

An eagle-eye view of whole resources and team schedules. Slack integration is just lit.

Cons

If it was there, we would have used just float for both project management and resource planning/scheduling.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(E-Learning company, 51-200 employees)

Awesome software for scheduling productivity.

2020-02-06

Easy way to keep u with my projects and daily tasks/schedule.

Pros

Float makes it easy to keep track of my projects and time.

Cons

I can't view only my schedule by default.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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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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Michael Christian

Mostly good interface but some adjustments needed

2020-08-26

Resource management, project scheduling and tracking utilization and efficiency.

Pros

I like that it is fast and relatively fluid to work in. Colour coding is helpful and information is organized in such a way that it's usually clear what you're looking at, even when fairly abstract.

Cons

Input of time for new tasks is quite clunky, at least for the way I schedule time.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Dennis Hansen

Float in aa digitl agency

2020-08-21

Very good, easy to use, fast to learn, lot of functions.

Pros

You have a good overall view, scheduling is easy, the design view is great, reporting is easy and everything comes initially so you are really fast in knowing how to use it.

Cons

Takes a lot of time if you are operating in small tasks with for example 1h or 2h tasks.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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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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Jorge Silva

Great Team Planing and report App

2019-08-02

Pros

We can track the time spend on each project very easy and that helped us to more accurate bill our work.

Cons

The project management and milestones interface could be more intuitive

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Design company, 11-50 employees)

Easy to use

2019-01-17

I liked it for tracking day to day progress.

Pros

I liked being able to see in a glance what all my team members would be working on day to day.

Cons

I wished it integrated with other project management software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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James Brinkler

Float makes scheduling easy

2020-02-06

Our studio has tried multiple other products, both software based (installed) and Saas, float just works, and is easy to use and understand.

Pros

Task scheduling and reporting is critical for our busy studio, float makes this a breeze.

Cons

Teamwork project integration could do with being a little tighter.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel Cimarra Muñoz

An easy and practical tool

2019-01-17

Pros

It is very visual and practical. Easy to use and see.

Cons

I would like a Project Gantt aditional tool. Tasks in the Project would appear on resources assignation.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Media Production company, 1-10 employees)

Good ressource management, time tracking and reporting app

2019-05-24

Gives you the opportunity to actively plan your time beforehand and not only to react like a classic time tracking tool would.

Pros

What makes this app unique is the ability to use it as team planning and ressource management but at the same time to track worked time and have powerful reporting and analytic tools.

Cons

Integrations could be improved (two-way google calendar sync, native toggl sync) and you need some time to get used to the main timeline view (but it works quite well, wenn you do). a way to reflect flexible work hours would be good (i.e. total hour target for a week or month but not per day). a gannt view for quick project planning would also be appreciated.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Paul Keller

Architect Keeping Track of Hours

2020-02-05

Pros

Helpful way to keep track of hours I have worked on each project.

Cons

I wish the job title showed up first on my tasks, rather than task first and then project name.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Dimitri Papadakis

This will help you with your daily tasks.

2019-08-27

It is a useful cloud software that you can use daily.

Pros

It is easy to use and you can keep track of your activities, tasks and projects for the day.

Cons

It is a little bit hard to import tasks from other platforms but that is not so important for me.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Tomasz Felczyk

Resource planning in big picture

2019-09-09

Planning resources in the near future - thanks to this we can easily know what specialist and when will have free time for some short maintenance or start new project. 2. Planning time off office days 3.

Pros

To book resource or edit time range you only need a few clicks or drag and drop.

Cons

It will be nice to get notifications about not booked time of some resource and small tool for moving all booked resources for a given project in time.

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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Ben Kemal

Simple and powerful resource management tool to manage team workload

2020-08-05

We really love Float and it’s been a game changer in effectively managing our resources across projects. We now have a clear view on our resource pipeline and it’s allowed project managers to better utilise team based on availability and make more informed hiring decisions.

Pros

Love the ability to easily drag to extend duration of tasks assigned.

Cons

Would be great if there was a better integration with our timesheet tool (Xero) to populate timesheets automatically based on plan in Float.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Float


Hi Ben,

Thanks for your review! I've passed your Xero integration request to our team.

I also wanted to let you know that we do have a time tracking add-on in Float that pre-fills your team's timesheets based on the work schedule. You can find out how it works here, https://www.float.com/how-it-works/time-tracking.

All Float users can try time tracking free for 30 days. The Account Owner needs to activate this from the Team Settings in Float.

If you want a demo of how it works, or have any questions, please feel free to email us at support@float.com.

Thanks again for the review!

Cheers,
Siobhan

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May Lim

Easy to use for an overview of your week's work

2020-08-14

In solving time management and being able to get a good feel of how much time is dedicated to each project, Float has been great. The interface is uncomplicated and easy to understand.

Pros

It was easy to reassign my time in a day or week to a different project and move projects around.

Cons

Would be good to have feature that zooms out the timeline, enabling a better overview of the month.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Float


Hi May,

Thanks so much for your review! In the bottom right hand corner there's an option to zoom in/out and view your schedule by days, weeks, or months. Feel free to check out our support article here, https://support.float.com/en/articles/28933-change-the-schedule-view.

Thanks again!

Cheers,
Siobhan

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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

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Davide Cavallaro

FLOAT....IS THE BEST!

2020-08-18

Float is one of the best scheduler/planning work commitments.

Pros

Task planning make managing active projects much easier

Cons

It is not very intuitive for the management of absences from work.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Hannelie van Niekerk

Key resource management tool

2019-08-19

Very easy to use, great dashboards and continuous enhancements to the product.

Pros

Easy to navigate and setup. Integration with Outlook.

Cons

Financial management and time tracking would be great.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Pippo Khalwa

A little fiddly at first, but then helps a lot with organisation.

2020-07-29

It helps with orgnaising my time, and it makes it easy to keep track of the teams progress too, and helps especially in lockdown, for allocating time to various projects properly.

Pros

I like that I can log my time easily, and seperate each project into its individual tasks.

Cons

At the beginning, when you are working out the projects you will be working on and logging, you need to create templates to make it easier to log properly later.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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