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Feb 2024
  • 27th February 2024



Sync calendar events to your time zone

Sync calendar events in your time zone product image

Before today, when connecting your Google Calendar or Outlook to Float, synced events were only shown in your Team’s time zone.

This works great for teams located in the same time zone, but for globally distributed teams like ours; all calendar events would show in Float at unexpected times — e.g. a meeting at 4pm GMT for a UK-based team member, would show up in their Float Schedule as 3am AEST.

Now you have the option to set your synced calendar events in Float to show in the time zone of your calendar. 🎉

To enable this option, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to your Personal settings and select ‘Calendar integrations’
  2. Next, click ‘Edit’ in the ‘Sync with Google Calendar’ option
  3. Finally, switch the toggle within the “Show events in time zone from” option, from ‘Team setting’ to ‘My calendar.’

Try it for yourself now

Note: This update does not convert tasks or allocations to your individual time zone in Float — just your synced Calendar events. Allocations created directly in Float will always be set at the specific time they are scheduled, regardless of where your team is located. Individual time zone for tasks and allocations are currently not supported.

  • 27th February 2024

    Project Planning


Refreshed date range insights with % option

Refreshed date range insights with percentage option

Before now, Float would calculate utilization based on the amount of scheduled or unscheduled hours; but now we’ve refreshed the “date range insights” feature with the addition of seeing utilization by percentage at a specific period of time for your team!

To show utilization by %, select a date range from the drop down within the Schedule or by clicking and dragging the timeline to highlight the dates you want.

Watch this video explainer

You can also use date range insights on the Project Plan view to see what % of time each team member is allocated to across projects!

For example, imagine a scenario where your new client has bought 50% of your Senior Designer’s time across 4 weeks. One day, you log into Float and notice they’re at 40% utilization, this gives you the insights and flexibility to add additional allocations — making up for the 10% shortfall.

With this, you can see at a glance which projects you are under or over servicing, helping you make better planning and resourcing decisions.

Switch to date range insights by % now

  • 15th February 2024

New and improved search filter dropdown

New filter drop-down menu in Float

We’ve improved how filters appear in Float 🎉 —so now, you can filter by a wider range of options based on categories such as role, person, client, project, phase, status, and much more.

Simply navigate to the category you want to filter by and choose from a list of options. This change improves the search bar UX by creating a visual separation between tags and filters. As much as we love color, we wanted to reduce visual noise and prioritize consistency. We've surprised ourselves at how much faster it's made the search experience.

Glenn's feedback on filter drop-down

This enhancement is designed to help you focus on the elements most important to your people planning and resource management needs. Try it out!

  • 14th February 2024

    Project Planning

View reports related to specific projects with the Single Project Report

Single Project Review in Float app

The Single Project report has improved. Now, you only see this view when one Project is selected, making it easier to interpret Reports, providing details specific to a single project including:

With this latest update, you can now:

  • Visualize report data for an entire project, or project to date
  • Monitor the project and phase budgets
  • Track logged hours if your team uses Time Tracking
  • Drill down on each project phase

To learn more, check out this detailed support article.

Try it for yourself!

Dec 2023
  • John Thompson
  • By John Thompson11th December 2023

A bumper release of API enhancements 🎉

We’ve been listening to feedback on how customers use the Float API to interact with team data and supercharge project workflows.

Using the Float API requires some tech know-how, but if you can access the resources 😉 tailoring your workflows can cut down on error-prone repetitive tasks, which results in happier planners!

Our latest update focuses on how projects are set up and managed in Float via the API. Now, you can:

Create and manage project tasks directly on projects or phases
This allows you to bulk set up projects with tasks you need quickly. Plus, it shows which tasks are used on a project, so you can tidy up unused ones and keep task lists organized.

Filter your allocations, logged time, time offs, projects & phases lists by a modified_since date or timestamp
Extract only what’s changed since the last time you ran a query. 👌

Automatically see the calculated start and end dates of all projects in the response from projects
Now you can easily view the length of your projects or use the data in other endpoints like /reports/projects to ensure you're capturing the full project duration.

Manage your project team members even after the project is created
This includes setting, adding, and deleting team members with their hourly rates. The syntax for this is available in the API docs.

Float's customer API is intended to make simple CRUD operations for schedule data easy and accessible. We're always looking for ways to improve and encourage you to join our Float community in Slack to let us know your feedback! We also require any teams using the Float API to add your technical contact details in the user-agent header so that we can keep you updated of any changes.

Nov 2023
  • 27th November 2023


Saved filters have expanded to Views, with shareable options!

Saved views hero post

Now you can save your favorite filters as 'Views' in Float. Admins will 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.