About 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.

With an easy-to-use and intuitive interface, drag-and-drop functionality, and powerful editing tools, Float makes planning your projects and scheduling your team's time visual and straightforward. Manage your team’s availability by setting individual work hours, scheduling time off, and assigning location-based public holidays. Search your schedule for practically anything and track your team's utilization with powerful reporting tools. Forecast your budget spend and plan ahead based on your team's real capacity and resources.

Add Time Tracking to your schedule and get the full picture of your project’s progress. Compare your estimated hours with actual time worked to see whether your projects are on, under, or over budget. Log hours in a single-click against scheduled tasks, or quickly adjust your estimates and submit your actual hours worked.

Integrate your Float schedule with other applications like Teamwork, Slack, Google Calendar, Outlook, and 1,000+ of your favorite apps via Zapier. Access and update your schedule from anywhere or log hours on the go with a mobile app for iOS and Android.

By providing a single view of your real resource capacity and a shared calendar of who's working on what, Float makes team resource scheduling across multiple projects faster, easier, and more efficient.

Pricing starting from:

$7.50/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of 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.

Devices

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Markets

Australia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, China, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Hong Kong SAR China, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Sweden, Ukraine, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

$7.50/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Float

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Features

Total features of Float: 106

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Management
  • Budget Management
  • Budget Tracking/Job Costing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Campaign Management Software
  • Capacity Management
  • Client Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Contract/License Management
  • Contractor Management Software
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard Software
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization Software
  • Deadline Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Employee Activity Monitoring
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Scheduling Software
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Estimating
  • Forecasting
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Group Scheduling
  • Integrations Management
  • Issue Tracking Software
  • Job Costing Software
  • Labor Forecasting
  • Leave Tracking
  • Live Chat Software
  • Messaging
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple Projects
  • Online Booking
  • Online Time Clock
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Performance Metrics
  • Planning Tools
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting Software
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Management Software
  • Project Planning Software
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking Software
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Scheduling
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Resource Management Software
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Schedule Distribution
  • Scheduling Software
  • Search/Filter
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Skills Tracking
  • Staff Calendar
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Editing/Updating
  • Task Management Software
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tagging
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Time Zone Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Utilization Reporting
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Visualization
  • Workflow Management Software

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(1,334)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support Software
4.5/5

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Aidan D.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Beautifully simple and easy to use

Reviewed on 26/01/2019

Float is a product I like using, and I wish some of its features and UX elements were in the other...

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.

Adam S.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Solid Product

Reviewed on 27/06/2022

It's helped us grow a lot and help more people. It's really helped us spend less time doing admin...

It's helped us grow a lot and help more people. It's really helped us spend less time doing admin work and more time doing real work and helping people. It takes some getting used to and commitment but it's beautifully designed, intuitive, and a big part of our success.

Pros

How easy it is to use. It's easy to jump in and also complicated enough that you can really use some advanced features.

Cons

There are of course small issues here and there but none worth mentioning at all. It's truly a great product and really helpful.

Response from Float

Thank you for your review, Adam! Excellent to hear that Float is saving you time on admin work so you can do more of what you do best!

Jakob P.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

It works

Reviewed on 28/06/2022

Pros

App functionality, easy to use, good overview

Cons

not so much functionality, nofitication features, forecastings

Response from Float

Thank you for your review, Jakob!

Lewis F.
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  • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

You might manage without it, but you really shouldn't

Reviewed on 17/06/2022

Good, really helps to smooth things out by communicating the schedule to everyone concerned, easy...

Good, really helps to smooth things out by communicating the schedule to everyone concerned, easy to learn and use, support is fast and friendly.

Pros

Zapier integration, user interface/layout, ability for others to view the schedule without being a billed user, flexibility, detailed reporting function, contstant improvements and updates.

Cons

I'd like to have employee birthdays displayed on the schedule somehow, other calendars use suitable icons e.g. cake with candles. There's really nothing else important I'd ask for.

Alternatives Considered

Toggl Plan

Reasons for Switching to Float

Better layout and interface, does it's job of resource management very well without becoming a bloated jack of all trades master of none, easy to use, per user pricing was acceptable.

Response from Float

Thanks for your review, Lewis! Great to hear that Float is keeping everyone in your team in the loop.

Martijn D.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Great tool!

Reviewed on 15/06/2022

Overall we love to use float. We especially like the time logging features.

Overall we love to use float. We especially like the time logging features.

Pros

The interface has a great overview. Adding projects and tasks is intuitive and the colours make every tasks and project stand out. Logging time is really easy. We were not interested in a "log-per-minute" type of application but rather one where you can just log bigger blocks. Float helped us plan and log our time better.

Cons

Planning a project is not super extensive. Float has some tools but the tools are a bit limited. The time tracking feature is the feature we use the most, it is a shame that is not available separately.

Response from Float

Thanks for your review, Martijn! Excellent that Float is helping you plan and track your time better. We have some exciting new time tracking features coming soon, stay tuned!

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Float offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: $7.50/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Only $6 per active user when billed annually. Guest, archived users, and projects are all unlimited!

Float has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Float supports the following languages:

English

Float supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Float integrates with the following applications:

Asana, Google Calendar, Jira, Microsoft Outlook, Okta, OneLogin, QuickBooks, Slack, Teamwork, Trello, WorkflowMax, Zapier

Float offers the following support options:

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

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