What's new

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

Aug 2023
  • 30th August 2023


Coming soon: Saved filters are expanding to Views, with shareable options!

Saved views hero post

Soon you'll be able to save your favorite filters as 'Views' in Float. Admins will also have the option to set their saved Views as 'Personal' or 'Shared', which determines whether or not you want this View accessible to your team.

This has been a popular request for larger accounts who are working as teams within teams in Float. For example, let's say that you're a 30-people design department working in a 150-people Float team. Your team will be able to log in and access your shared View 'Design team' to quickly see what's relevant to them, faster.

  • 29th August 2023

    Time Tracking

Time logs now display in hours and minutes (HH:MM) format

At Float, we often think of capacity and allocations in hours, e.g., Rachel is allocated 20 hours on Ben & Jerry's summer campaign next week. We've listened to feedback that an hours and minutes, HH:MM, format is more natural for viewing time tracking logs. In other words, if a team member logs 45 minutes of work, it's easier to see this displayed as 00:45 than 0.75 hours.

That's why time tracking pages have been updated to show in an hours and minutes, HH:MM, format—making your team's logged time clearer and more intuitive to see.

HH:MM log time update

Here's what you need to know:

  • Only time logging is changing to HH:MM. Your Schedule will still appear in decimal hours.
  • You can switch back to decimal hours at any time in your Personal settings.
  • Don't worry about your data—nothing's changing. It will still be stored the same way, meaning that your reports and exports will continue to work as is.
  • Suggested time logs are still shown when available. The date on the log time modal is now fixed for greater accuracy, meaning that you can't modify the date when logging time from the modal, but you can still click and drag to edit this on the log time page.

This update aligns with our new web timer feature launching in a few weeks. Stay tuned!

  • 28th August 2023

    Project Planning

A new Role management page to streamline future planning and estimating in Float

New roles management in Float

We're expanding how you can manage Roles in Float to supercharge your project planning. In March, we renamed the 'Job Title' field to 'Role' to encourage standardized team setups. This week we've rolled out a dedicated Roles management section within your Team Settings. From here, Admins and Account Owners can easily add, edit, and delete Roles for their team. This streamlines the governance of how your team uses Float by making it easier to manage your team's setup and workflows. Even better, setting up Roles will enable you to take full advantage of upcoming project estimation and planning features later this year.

Jul 2023
  • By Siobhan Hayes25th July 2023

    Time Tracking

Zero clicks, zero effort: New automatic timesheets ✨

Automagic timesheets

Let's be honest, timesheets can be a burden. The last thing anyone wants to do on a Friday, or any day really, is spend their precious time logging hours worked. Ironic, isn't it?!

For teams working on longer-term or retainer-based projects, weekly allocations become fairly predictable. As a result, logging your hours is often a repetitive task that doesn't require any manual input.

We've got a solution for you.

  • 24th July 2023

    Project Planning


Tasks assigned to your team are being renamed as allocations

Allocations replace tasks on the Schedule

In traditional task-based scheduling, it's easy to get lost in the details of individual jobs, making it challenging to see the bigger picture. To address this, we are renaming tasks as allocations on the Schedule in Float.

By scheduling allocations and optionally assigning them to related tasks, you can quickly understand your team's planned time and track total hours faster in your reporting.

This update reflects how many teams are already using Float and supports project leaders to plan with a more holistic view of how their team's time is distributed and spent.

We're releasing this feature to teams in Float this week.

May 2023
  • Glenn Rogers - Float CEO & Co-Founder
  • By Glenn Rogers17th May 2023

New plan names—Starter, Pro, and Enterprise

We're always working to improve Float and make it even more effective for planning your team's time. That said, we understand that our subscription options can sometimes feel confusing. 

That's why we've introduced new plan names: Starter, Pro, and Enterprise. These new names better reflect the functionality of each plan and make choosing the right one for your team's growth even easier.

While the names have changed, our pricing for each plan has not

We're committed to offering the best value for managing your team's time, and these updated plan names reflect that. We'll continue to develop and release features that help elevate the planning process for all teams using Float!