Who Uses This Software?

Agencies, studios and firms that need to keep track of who's working on what and when. Float schedules teams in more than 150 countries.


Average Ratings

32 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $5.00/month/user
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details
    Pay for only the people you schedule, with unlimited projects and guests.
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Pixel Paddock
  • www.float.com
  • Founded 2012
  • United States

About Float

The leading resource management app for agencies, studios and firms. Since 2012, Float has been helping the world's top teams, including RGA, Vice and Buzzfeed, forecast their time. Beautifully simple design, lightening-fast technology, real-time collaboration. Float's intuitive drag-and-drop interface makes scheduling your team simple. Float includes apps for iPhone, iPad and Slack. Free to try for 30 days.


Float Features

  • Automated Scheduling
  • Employee Database
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Schedule Distribution
  • Scheduling
  • Shift Swapping
  • Time Clock
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Capacity Management
  • Data Visualization
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Drag & Drop
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Filtered Search
  • Resource Allocation
  • Skills Tracking
  • Utilization Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Class Scheduling
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Facility Scheduling
  • Group Scheduling
  • Multi-Location
  • Real-time Scheduling
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Room Booking Management

Float Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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

Nov 26, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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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)

Overall: Easy visual scheduling for the team

Float is my go-to tool for time management

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Weekly emails, ease of adding in new projects or tasks to existing projects, the color options (it's like working in a rainbow!), and the reporting/statistics feature. It's nice being able to see current utilization vs. projected. It's very basic, but very straightforward. I also love how it's cloud based, so I can access it anywhere I need to.

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. It's so minor, though.

Overall: 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.

Much better than what we had int he past

Sep 12, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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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: it is slow when we do an update. When the administrator is moving things or adding new items on someone's schedule, it is very slow to update. Not sure how we can speed it up. Also, when filtering on a project to reschedule, it filters any user that has any link to that project which is great but I think it should show also, maybe in greyed out or faded colours the other items on their shedule. Example, if I am looking at Sep 20, it looks like that user has nothing, because they are schedule Sept 18. 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

Overall: it is easier to filter on a project or individual or group as well as tasks. It gives a better view and allows you to see if you overloaded someone

Float is certainly an easy tool to use, accessible and fast to edit. It used to be cheaper although.

Dec 14, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The fast and easy to edit is the major plus to this software. All the tools (cut, insert, slide) are helping lots to edit faster.

Cons: When you start to have a lot of persons, it becomes really slow, even if your account is always clean (archived projects). Plus, the price doubled recently, which I found it a lot if we consider the quantity of new features and updates (1) since this change. I don't see a lot of communication sharing the next plans for Float or what they are working on, it should be shared more.

Overall: An overall view of the production team more clear which help us make fast choices when we are in rush or we need to find solutions. Plus a more transparent overview of the actual and future work for the team.

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

Mar 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Float give us a visual way to plan our week. With the interface you an easily make change without having to reorganise everything manually as Float will do it. It's also very useful to be able to gather very detailed metric in order to calculate ROI of each of our project. 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.

Not sure how we coped before Float!

Sep 12, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to use, and lots of handy features such as the repeat task option and the ability to add different departments.

The ability to add 'observers' is great too, so everybody on our wider team can check in and see what we're up to/what our availability is.

Cons: The lack of a mobile app is an issue, but I believe they are working on one as we speak. The mobile website is quite tricky to use too.

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

Very easy to use - would highly recommend.

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to use. Clear and simple. 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.

A single tool to master your team flow

May 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Float does offer something different than other tools you may have used in the past. And it organizes things a little more friendly for visual thinkers. 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.

Easy, transparent and flexible.

Sep 12, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: With Float we can export data and keep track of what we dedicate the most time to. It also updates in real time, so the creative team members always have up-to-date schedules. If I need to move things around I can just drag and drop into people's swimlanes, so that saves me alot of time.

Cons: Unfortunately, I don't think Float is compatible with Basecamp. If they were somehow integrated, that would save me so much time. Feature request!

Overall: Saves time

One of the best capacity planning tools I know

Sep 13, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Working in a creative environment, we love great designed tools. Float does not only do the job, but also looks good while doing it. And everybody who can handle any calendar, can work with it.

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.

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

Easy to use resource management / allocation

Dec 23, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Float provides us an easy to use web-based system to see our resource availability at a glance. It's easy to maintain customers and set up projects for them. Resource allocation has become much easier since we use Float.

Cons: The reporting functionality is sometimes not exactly what we would look for. It would be great if there would be more exporting functionality in proper layouts, so that the data could also be used offline.

Great platform and very reliable

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use. Great visual collaborative tool for managing resource. The addition of the feed is great for checking on who's updated the schedule in the unlikely event someone has gone rogue!

Cons: Can be a bit glitchy when adjusting in browser. But it's updated all the time and seems that bugs get ironed out.

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

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We save time...

Nov 21, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: With Float we can export data and keep track of what we dedicate the most time to. It also updates in real time, so the creative and the production team members always have up-to-date schedules.

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

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

Jan 23, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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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: It sends mail even on weekends. I think that's not necessary. UI is boring. Looks like basic html UI. Could add more functionality.

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

Vendor Response

by Pixel Paddock on April 03, 2018

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

Dec 14, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Float gives me a great overview of what's on today's schedule. 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. Perhaps a Slack integration would be cool?

Overall: Orgnisation and time planning

Very simple and ergonomic interface.

Dec 14, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
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Pros: The interface is very easy to use and understand. It is the first thing I open in the morning to know my schedule and the colours scheme are very confortable.

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

Makes resourcing much easier.

Apr 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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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: - At times can be slow to load and clunky.

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

Overall: Made our internal resourcing much easier.

Our business uses float to organise staffing and scheduling.

Sep 15, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The flexibility and ease of changing schedules as needs change. Also its simplicity. The filtering tools that you can use in order to highlight specific projects are also useful.

Cons: It can sometimes feel quite laggy and slow to respond when filtering. It also does feel a little slow to respond in some cases more generally. This could be sharpened up to be more in line with other modern software.

Good

Sep 12, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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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

Overall: Project Planning

Scheduling and Time Management

Resource allocation

Easy to use

Float helps you plan the work schedule of a design team

Sep 12, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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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

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

Simple to use tool with great user interface

Sep 12, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money

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. This made updating information particularly easy.

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

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

Sep 25, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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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.

Very helpful for keeping everyone connected and aware of the weekly projects

Nov 03, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The ability to check in with coworkers and determine who is on which projects many weeks in the future.

Cons: It is hard to narrow down searches using two different requirements. To search by people and a project name is difficult.

Overall: I am able to better understand who is where and working on what at any moment.

Use float daily to see tasks assigned

Nov 28, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to read and easy access to everyone's schedule. The platform really allows us to have a better idea of what everyone on the team is doing.

Cons: Classification of different types of employees isn't obvious. It isn't connected to our pay sheet so duplication of the work.

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

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

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: As of right now everything I've seen is good. Havent stumbled upon any feature that i dont actually like.

Excelent, all is great, i use every day and the flow of the software is amazing i ike so much im

Sep 25, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The easy to use and the ux is amazing i like the way that how all the infomation and explain all the things

Cons: maybe some features that could be added in the future, for now is great but have the opportunity to grow up and be more excelent.

An essencial software

May 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The forecasting cashflow features are great! The integration with FreeAgent makes Float the best option

Cons: I haven't come across with something I didn't like. The software is as good as it can be. So here it is.

Overall: Perfect.

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

Sep 12, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: What I like most about Float is its ease of use and aesthetics. 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: I don't like the fact that I have to manually search for my name to view my schedule and project. The system should automatically know who I am since I am logged in and by default it should display my schedule.

Overall: 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.

Aug 09, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Very easy to use

Nov 28, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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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.

Excellent Scheduling Platform

Jun 21, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I like that Float is fast, clear, seamless, easy to use, simple, and effective. Syncing with my team is a breeze.

Cons: There is nothing that I dislike about Float. Thus far it has been a huge time-saver and has not given us any problems.

Clean Interface, no frills, just what you need to do resource planning

Dec 23, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Very nice and clean UX. Simple to use, you can do what you need with a couple of clicks. Smooth learning curve

Cons: I have found a little bit difficult to remove a task one you have created it. Also having always the name of latest task you have created when created a new one is misleading