Float

Float

by Pixel Paddock

Who Uses Float?

Agencies, studios and firms that need to keep track of who's working on what and when. Plan your multiple projects and schedule your teams timeall in one place.

What Is Float?

Resource management software for agencies, studios, and firms. Since 2012, Float has been helping the world's top teams plan their projects and schedule their teams time. With an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop interface, handy editing shortcuts and powerful reporting tools, Float makes resource planning visual and simple. Add Time Tracking to accurately compare your actuals vs. estimates, and pre-fill your teams timesheets based on their work schedule. Free 30 day trial.

Float Details

Pixel Paddock

https://www.float.com

Founded 2012

Float Pricing Overview

Float starts at US$5.00/month. Float has a free version and offers free trial. See additional pricing details for Float below.

Starting Price

US$5.00/month

Pricing Details

Pay for only the people you schedule, with unlimited projects and guests.

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

Float Features

Advertising Agency Software
Campaign Management
Collaboration
Document Management
File Sharing
Project Management
Task Management
Time Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Client Management
Collaboration
File Sharing
Marketing Calendar
Project Management
Task Management
Time Tracking
Automated Scheduling
Messaging
Mobile Access
Online Time Clock
Payroll Management
Reporting/Analytics
Resource Management
Schedule Distribution
Shift Swapping
Agile Methodologies
Budget Management
Client Portal
Collaboration Tools
Cost-to-Completion Tracking
Customizable Templates
Gantt Charts
Idea Management
Kanban Board
Milestone Tracking
Portfolio Management
Resource Management
Time & Expense Tracking
Traditional Methodologies
Agile Methodologies
Budget Management
Collaboration Tools
Due Date Tracking
Gantt Charts
Kanban Board
Prioritization
Progress Tracking
Resource Management
Task Management
Template Management
Traditional Methodologies
Budget Management
Collaboration
Dashboard
Issue Management
Milestone Tracking
Portfolio Management
Project Planning
Requirements Management
Resource Management
Status Tracking
Task Management
Time & Expense Tracking
Collaboration Tools
Cost-to-Completion Tracking
Gantt Charts
Kanban Board
Milestone Tracking
Percent-Complete Tracking
Prioritization
Status Tracking
Time & Expense Tracking
Capacity Management
Drag & Drop
Forecasting
Reporting/Project Tracking
Resource Allocation & Planning
Resource Scheduling
Search/Filter
Skills Tracking
Utilization Reporting
Alerts/Notifications
Appointment Scheduling
Automated Scheduling
Class Scheduling
Employee Scheduling
Facility Scheduling
Group Scheduling
Multi-Location
Real-time Scheduling
Resource Scheduling
Room Booking Management
Budgeting/Forecasting
Contractor Management
Employee Lifecycle Management
Employee Scheduling
Labor Forecasting
Performance Metrics
Recruitment Management
Skills Tracking
Time & Attendance Management
Variable Workforce

Float Reviews

Showing 5 of 822 reviews

Overall
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
4.5/5
Features
4.1/5
Value for Money
4.3/5
Aidan D.
Chief Product Officer
Computer Software, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/01/2019

"Beautifully simple and easy to use"

Comments: Float is a product I like using, and I wish some of its features and UX elements were in the other software that I use! We use Synergist for job and project management, but Float for scheduling because it UX is so much better than Synergist's scheduler tool.

Pros: Float's user interface and logic are inspirational. They have made the activity of coordinating multiple resources on multiple projects about as easy as it can be. They have paid a lot of attention to usability, efficient use of screen real estate and simple navigation. However the killer feature is the intuitive yet clever way that searching and data navigation work. All searching and filtering is done using a single search field, which offers indexed word search on pretty much everything including tags. There is also a well-worked out protocol for handling union and intersect searches.

Cons: The only real bugbear is that any user that can enter data into the system can define new values for any field. It isn't possible to centrally control lists such as task names, clients, job descriptions etc. This means that if you have more than one person using the system, very quickly you get different versions of the same thing being defined (e.g. job roles being slightly different) which makes it difficult to analyse across records. Not a dealbreaker, but I do think it should be possible to lock down lists of values. Also it would be good if you could zoom out the view a little more - if you're dealing with more than a dozen resources/projects.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/01/2019
Marco M.
Digital Transformation Area Team Leader
Information Technology & Services, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/02/2020

"Great software for planning but missing some features."

Comments: Overall I am very satisfied with Float, as it allowed me to save a lot of time in my planning activity and provided the company with a tool that everyone can use.

Pros: I really like the possibility of having a global view of the activities and the possibility of having a fast (very fast) synchronization with the Outlook calendar. Furthermore, it is really useful to assign different roles to people in order to define planning permissions.

Cons: I am not crazy about the graphic style of the calendar / schedule view. Hiding over the weekend it is difficult to see at a glance the separation between the various weeks. Also there is no translation of the portal in Italian, not a serious deficiency, but if there were it would be better :) It also lacks the ability to view your schedule in a daily agenda format in order to have a more precise schedule of your commitments, as you can do through outlook.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/02/2020
Stephen C.
Operations Manager
Computer Software, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/02/2020

"Easy to use"

Comments: I have a team spread around the globe and this really highlights what work and projects are being carried out by the team and provides a good forecast of where resource shortfalls are.

Pros: The software is easy to use and has many features that support resource planning in flexible ways.

Cons: There could be some work on the global settings where we can convert from a local currency (i.e. Euros, Pounds, Aussie dollars) into a default currency to see how projects compare with each other when normalised.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/02/2020
Laura P.
Production Coordinator
Media Production, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/09/2019

"Great value. Lots of potential"

Comments: 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 same person I get a message saying I can't schedule anyone for more than 24 hours) even if I'm not exceeding the 8 normal working hours. It'd be great if that could be fixed.
- It'd be good if milestones were more visible.
- I think reports should be a bit less complicated and more visual.
- It'd be really helpful if you could group projects up in folders when you go to the Projects tab as at the moment we have like... 45 different projects going on and although we color code them it's difficult to organise all of them.
-I'd like to have more than only three types of view when looking at our schedules a part from 'Days, 'Weeks' and 'Months'.
It'd be great if you could 'Archive' users as well as projects. So when a worker it's not working at the company anymore and you don't want to pay for it on Float you can kind of 'Archive' him (so you are not able to book him on anything but still you can see him on the boards so you don't loose what it's been scheduled on him.)

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/09/2019
Theresa L.
Architectural job captain
Architecture & Planning, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/02/2020

"Daily user"

Comments: Easy to schedule people for daily tasks and coordinate projects

Pros: Easy to navigate add and remove and replace items

Cons: There really isn't anything I don't like

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/02/2020