Float Features

Float

Visual resource planning for agencies, studios, and firms.

4.46/5 (659 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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Float Feature Reviews

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

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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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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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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viviam avellaneda

Good project dashboard

2019-08-01

Pros

To see all my team tasks To see all my projects at the same time

Cons

Can not have a gantt to projects.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
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
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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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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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
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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
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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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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
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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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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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Sifiso Wandile Khoza

Time management wizard

2019-09-11

im solving the hiccups of meeting and review scheduling as a agency head it always hard to keep up with the developments of a project so with the help of floats we can have a integrated dairy system that we all have an opinion on based of job urgency and availability.

Pros

The ability to share my dairy to multiple coordinators and operation managers for the easy access of scheduling meetings.

Cons

The lack of time tracking and keeping most ops managers estimate a time, but there is no way to keep track of the amount of time one has actually put into the project.

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

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ali Beesley

Simple to use and perfect for scheduling

2018-12-06

I've used it in a larger agency and individually. Definitely the best scheduling software for creative teams.

Pros

You can colour code all of your project, drag, drop or duplicate tasks.

Cons

The allocation of time across multiple days. I would prefer to do it manually and it can be a bit tricky to update time.

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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Jenny Schell

Float keeps us profitable!

2019-01-17

Float keeps us organized, on task, and our project manager can quickly understand how close we are to capacity on projects, when we can start new projects, etc.

Pros

Super easy to learn/use, easy to drag and drop assignments from one person to another, keeps us on task which means we can be more profitable!

Cons

I think the mobile UX could be better.

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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Katharina Hagemann

Great tool for planning resources

2019-08-02

Pros

- Color coding - Easy keyboard shortcuts - Smooth interface - Detailed project information on budget, timing - Information on activity e.g. what has been changed by whom

Cons

- Sometimes it has issues updating in real time - Drag and drop feature at times jumpy and unprecise

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Igor Stano

PM review - user experience

2019-01-17

We are using to plan projects and see the overall resource

Pros

The easy way to use, useful feature to plan activity, easy view of status

Cons

Not enough color to assign per projects We would like to have an option to export forecast of resource allocation to see some gaps or overbooking

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Sara DeRose

Finally -- time management that works for project managers and visual designers

2019-01-17

We needed a way to easily plan and then communicate on our respective tasks for the week.

Pros

I like that I (as a project manager) can manage time easily for our team of two, but can easily add contract workers, and that visually it works for my designer as well -- he struggled with really seeing how his week needed to flow when just using tasklists, like Basecamp.

Cons

Anything I haven't liked has been added (e.g. ability to do recurring tasks, reordering tasks).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Marcell Molnar

Time management got right

2019-01-17

So far float was well worth the money our team payed for it. The calendar does what it's supposed to do.

Pros

Easy to use calendar and dashboard enabling for instant glance through all projects.

Cons

Limited integration abilities due to third party hosting.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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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Robert Thompson

Deceptively Simple

2019-08-01

Pros

Drag and drop functionality.

Cons

Confusing to see who else is on my team when working on a project.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Russell Bannerman

Float

2019-09-05

We are planning design and manufacturing tasks / workload using it.

Pros

Very simple and extremely fast to use interface. I picked up how to create customers, projects, tasks and to schedule them without using the help documentation or customer support.

Cons

I'd like little additional features here and there but adding features naturally increases complexity so I cant really complain. The ability to see things offline occasionally would be helpful.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Brad Weare

Float review for Audio Visual Studio

2019-01-17

This has improved the teams overall planning of jobs and has allowed us to see what we can take on, what we need to reschedule and at times when we have to call in additional help to meet the deadlines.

Pros

This allows us to schedule when projects and tasks need to take place, and who is working on and responsible for each project and task.

Cons

This is great but when these scheduled tasks or projects need to be changed or reshuffled it can only be done by the admin person / account owner and not the individual.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Media Production company, 11-50 employees)

Useful software to track time

2019-01-17

We are able to better track our time against projects to make sure we are charging appropriately.

Pros

The design is easy on the eye and intuitive.

Cons

For the most part it is ok, but some of the processes could be easier and more flexible in how a user can interact with them.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Fabrizio Ceravolo

Fantastic scheduler system

2019-10-25

Pros

Easy of use and ad intuitive gui for the users

Cons

floating windows when i open a task, project ecc..

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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