What's new

Check out the latest new features and product improvements that save you time

Oct 2021
  • Glenn Rogers - Float CEO & Co-Founder
  • By Glenn Rogers20th October 2021

    Project Planning

    Scheduling

    Time Tracking

Coming soon: A new timeline with proactive insights into your team's capacity and utilization 🔥📈

Get a first look at the new Float! It's simpler, more visual, and gives you personalized insights into your team's time. 🤩 This update will be released over the coming month. Existing Float customers can log in and check it out today at app.preview.float.com.

You'll get the same high-level view of all your people and projects, now with proactive insights to make smarter resource decisions, faster.

With the new Timeline, you'll be able to:

  • Visualize your team's time over any period with a new open and interactive date range selector
  • Know your team's precise utilization and their scheduled vs. available hours at a glance
  • See each person's tags displayed on the Timeline to identify skills quickly
  • Focus on your individual tasks and logged hours with a new "Me" view
  • Quickly compare your scheduled vs. logged time with an easy toggle switch
  • Bulk log hours for anyone (or everyone) across any date range

Got any feedback? We'd love to hear from you! Reach out to us at support@float.com.

Sep 2021
  • Michael
  • By Michael Freedman7th September 2021

    Project Planning

    Scheduling

Keep track of your team’s leave by setting a time off policy

We've introduced time off policies to help you manage your team's vacation, sick days, and other time off that's scheduled in Float.

Each person's leave balance is displayed in real time as they are scheduling it, so your team will always know if they are over or under their allocation.

Additionally, your team's remaining balance, the days and hours that they've scheduled, and the total percentage of time off used are automatically tracked in your reports for quick and easy leave management.

  • 6th September 2021

    Project Planning

    Scheduling

Receive schedule and time tracking reminder emails based on your local time zone

We've added local time zone support for schedule and time tracking reminder emails sent from Float. You can set your time zone preference by clicking Settings > Notifications.

Team members can receive an email copy of their schedule at the start of their day (or week, depending on your settings) and a daily or weekly reminder to log their hours.

For distributed teams with members located across the globe, now everyone can stay in the loop on their own time!

Aug 2021
  • 30th August 2021

    Project Planning

    Scheduling

Coming soon: We’re making changes to the activity feed

In the coming weeks, we'll be simplifying the activity feed in Float and removing it from the mobile apps.

The activity feed will be relocating to the Team Settings page where the Account Owner and Admins can review their team's activity for the past 7 days in a new and easily digestible format.

Jul 2021
  • 21st July 2021

    Project Planning

    Scheduling

New department manager access + the option to limit your team's view to multiple departments

The new Department Manager role gives your team more focused visibility and increased scheduling powers for their assigned departments in Float.

Department Managers can assign new tasks and time off to their department, manage their team's logged time, and invite new people to join Float.

For more on the different access rights available, check out this help article.

Also new is the option to limit your team's view to multiple departments. For large, distributed teams, this helps deliver a more personalized view of the people and projects they need to see—and hides the ones they don't.

For more info on how departments work, check out this help article.

  • Michael Freedman
  • By Michael Freedman15th July 2021

    Project Planning

    Scheduling

Sync your scheduled status with Slack to keep your team in the loop

Share your scheduled status across Float and Slack to give your team even greater visibility into where everyone is working from.

Scheduling a status in Float helps keep distributed teams in the loop and ensures that logistics don't get in the way of productivity.