Introducing 2-way Sync for Google/Outlook Calendar

We've added a new 2-way sync option to the Google and Outlook Calendar integrations. You can now import events into Float and send Float tasks back to your outside calendar for a truly accurate view of your schedule across applications!

Check out our blog for all the details. 

Your October Release Notes

New Improvements:

  • We've updated the search/filter feature and added new include/exclude options (+/-), as well as the ability to filter by the project owner. Check out this help article for more.
  • Adjusting work days/hours now includes a point in time change option that lets you update your team's capacity without impacting past capacity and reporting. See this help article for more.
  • We've added a custom public holiday option. Check out our blog post for more on scheduling time off for your team.

Bug Fixes:

  • Tasks assigned to more than one person were not being included in iCal.
  • Updating a task from "billable" to "non-billable" (or vice versa) was resulting in an error.
  • Reports were not updating properly when a project status was changed from "billable" to "non-billable".
  • The "Copy URL" option within a task was resulting in an error when pasted in a new tab.
  • The Asana integration was only importing a task/sub-task assigned to multiple projects in Asana to one project in Float.
  • The Asana integration sidebar was not filtering tasks correctly when the specific project was collapsed in the sidebar.
  • The project bar on the Projects page was not displaying accurate results for archived projects.
  • Checking the "Archived" project box without having any projects archived on the account caused an error that made it impossible to return to the Active project view.

Your September Release Notes

New Improvements:

  • Subtasks are now imported via the Asana, Jira, and Teamwork integrations.
  • You can now filter by task, subtask, or both via the project management sidebar. If you're using the Jira integration, you can also sort by issue type.

Bug Fixes:

  • We fixed a few display and sorting issues impacting the new Reports.
  • The "Scheduled %" value and budget bar icon within the Projects report were not showing each project's numbers accurately.
  • The "Export time tracking data" report did not include tasks or notes in the exported file.
  • When exporting a report to a PDF file, some columns were missing.
  • Updating logged time tasks was resulting in an error.
  • Deleting a client was not removing tasks from the Schedule until the page was refreshed.
  • The week number listed at the top of the Schedule was one week off for the year 2021. The person responsible for this basic error in arithmetic feels terrible and promises to pay more attention when he files his taxes.

Your August Release Notes

New Features:

  • We've released a new Trello integration that allows you to import your boards to Float and drag and drop Trello cards directly onto your teams' schedules.

Check out this help article for more information.

New Improvements:

  • We've upgraded Reports this month, adding new graph and table data, more sort and export options, and a revamped Projects report that shows all of your active projects at once. Check out our blog to see the new Reports in action.
  • We've overhauled the people/project CSV import and added the ability to update your existing people and projects directly in the template.

Bug Fixes:

  • Task info was being cut off on the Project report.
  • The calendar sync was not working properly after changing login details within Google/Outlook.
  • Asana tasks were not being removed from the sidebar in Float after being deleted in Asana.
  • The "Entire Project" date range was not displaying for all project budget reports.

Meet Our New Asana Integration

We've launched a brand new integration that lets you sync and schedule your Asana projects directly in Float. Once you've imported your people and projects, simply drag and drop your Asana tasks onto the Schedule to assign them to your team.

Check out our help article for more info.

Your July Release Notes

New Feature:

  • You can now assign a task to multiple people at the same time. Simply click the "Assigned To" field when creating/editing a task and select the team members you want to schedule.

Check out our blog for more information on the new multi-assign feature as well as our recently updated bulk actions menu!

Bug Fixes:

  • Task hours were not displaying in reports if the project they belonged to contained a comma.
  • Task split was showing an error if you tried to split a single day task.
  • Events imported from Outlook or Google Calendar were not sorting correctly on the Log Time page.
  • The cursor was disappearing from the right-click menu when logged in using the Microsoft Edge browser.
  • Tasks created via a template in Teamwork were not being imported into Float using the Teamwork integration.

June Release Notes: Part 2

New Improvements:

  • A new "edit" option on the bulk actions menu lets you make changes to multiple team members at once (e.g., adjust their hourly rate), or make updates to multiple projects (e.g., change the project owner). See our help article for additional info.
  • The Teamwork integration has a new sidebar that makes it easy to drag and drop your Teamwork tasks directly onto schedules in Float. Check out this help article for more info.
  • You can now export the Schedule in days, in addition to weeks. The Schedule Project view export also includes milestones.
  • We've removed the 24h/day task limitation for Employees and Contractors. Go crazy! 🤪

Bug Fixes:

  • The Schedule export to CSV option was not recognizing filtered searches.
  • Logged time was not a part of a project's start/end date calculation (it is now).
  • There was a problem importing projects using the Jira integration if the subscription cap was reached.
  • The Sign in with Google option was not working for some users.

Your June Release Notes

New Features:

We've released a brand new Jira integration that makes it easy to import your people/projects into Float and create new tasks out of Jira issues with a simple drag and drop onto your teams' schedules.

Check out this help article for more info.

New Improvements:

  • We've rebuilt our reports engine from the ground up and we're rolling it out to select customers this week (with more to follow soon). Not only is it up to 7x faster than before, but we've also removed the one-year date cap when running a report.

Your May Release Notes

New Improvements:

  • We've overhauled the multi-team landing page to make it easier to see your team info at a glance and remove any inactive accounts.
  • Notifications are now only sent to people with assigned access rights.

Bug Fixes:

  • Imported events marked "private" in Outlook/Google Calendar were displaying full task/project information and notes.
  • Public holidays were not being blocked off for every person added to a location.
  • The right-click menu was being cut off when opened near the bottom of the Schedule page.
  • The keyboard shortcut for search ("F") was not working. Apologies to any berated and battered keyboards who suffered as a result. 😔

Upcoming New Feature:

  • We'll be releasing a new Jira integration soon that will import your existing Jira projects into Float and allow you to schedule new tasks with ease. Send us a message if you'd like to be notified when it's available in the Atlassian Marketplace.

Your April Release Notes

New Improvements:

  • We've added Azure AD to our list of available single-sign on (SSO) providers. Account Owners can configure SAML authentication from your Team Settings. See this help article for more details.
  • We've added a 24-hour clock option for those who prefer unambiguous timekeeping. The new setting can be enabled from the Preferences tab on the Team Settings page. Team members can also set their own time format preferences from within their profile settings.
  • We've made it easier to schedule time off for multiple people at once using tags. Simply select or type in the names of the people you want to schedule when creating the time off.

Bug Fixes:

  • The "Email this schedule" option was not recognizing variable work days when sending a person their schedule.
  • The "Email this schedule" option was only displaying after a page refresh for some people.
  • The Project Summary Report graph was not always updating when the selected date range was changed.
  • The Project Summary Report was not factoring in logged time when determining the project start date.
  • Users with Billing access were not able to add public holidays.
  • The API "work-day_hours" was set to "null" when using PATCH.