Your July Release Notes

New Features:

  • We've introduced the option to shift project timelines and move all assigned tasks and milestones.
  • We've added the ability to set variable work hours per day for your team.
  • We've introduced an Outlook Calendar integration (similar to our existing Google integration) that allows you to sync your outside calendar events with Float.

Check out our blog for all the details.

New Improvements:

  • We released our redesigned People and Project pages. The new pages are more interactive, simpler to navigate, and should make managing your team and their time easier than it's ever been. Read more about them here.

  • We've overhauled the global navigation menu at the top of Float. It's now easier to add people, projects, and tasks from any page, change your schedule display, or view your available account integrations⁠⁠—all from one location.

  • We've added the ability to set a specific time for time off tasks. (A Friday evening dental appointment, Tim? Who hurt you? 🦷⚙️)

Bug Fixes:

  • Full day time off functionality now replaces existing tasks by default, instead of requiring you to delete those tasks. This was the preferred preference for most folks.
  • Setting all days as work days and hiding the weekends was causing tasks to display on the wrong days.
  • Full day time off was not displaying correctly when inserted in between an existing multi-day task.
  • Setting an order for time off tasks was not working as expected.
  • The Print function was not displaying the schedule properly when scrolling.
  • Filtering the project view by multiple people was not displaying the correct results.
  • When using the API, it was not possible to assign team members to projects.
  • Account owners were not able to return their profiles to the schedule once they removed themselves. Owners who are set as guests can now simply add their email address on the People page and they will be prompted to move their profile back to the schedule.

Redesigned People and Projects Pages

We've released brand new People and Projects pages that make it easier to view and manage your team's work and give you even greater control over your schedule.

Any job title, department, account access, client, project status or tag can now be clicked on to instantly filter the page by your selected criteria or to perform bulk actions.

For more info on the new pages, visit our Help Center.

Privacy Shield Certification

We're pleased to announce that we are now officially compliant under the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks.

We've updated our Terms of Use to include details of what this means for you and your data. You can also read more about the Privacy Shield program here.

In addition to GDPR compliance, this furthers our ongoing commitment to your privacy and security and the transfer and use of your personal data.

Your May Release Notes

New Features:

We've introduced a project view of the schedule to give you greater control over your team's planning. The new view makes your projects the star of the show and allows for even easier planning and editing.

Check out a video walk-through of project view here or visit our Help Center for more info.

New Improvements:

With the introduction of project view, we've added a number of schedule enhancements:

  • A live budget indicator that shows you how your projects are progressing.
  • Milestones appear directly across from your projects and can be dragged and dropped like tasks.
  • Milestones also appear as colored dots next to dates to make them easier to see when you're in people view.
  • New sort options for project view.
  • The ability to export your project view data to CSV.
  • We've added more contrast to the divider line between each week.
  • We've darkened the contrast on non-work days.
  • Your team's avatars now display on the schedule to ensure you never mix up your office's two Brians again. 🤭

Bug Fixes:

  • Project Summary budget numbers were not displaying correctly unless the default account language was set to English. Mea culpa!
  • Time off tasks assigned to "All Viewable" were not displaying properly whenever the schedule was filtered.
  • Some task order changes were not saving correctly.
  • Tasks set for less than two hours were extending to two hours when the horizontal expand/contract tool was used.
  • Updating a task with multiple instances from billable to non-billable was not working correctly.
  • Merging two tasks together was returning an error message in some cases.
  • Hyperlinks added to the notes field were not loading in Firefox.
  • People tags were not being returned correctly when using the API.
  • A successful import message was appearing even when the CSV import of people and projects failed.
  • Reports data prior to 2017 was not loading properly.
  • Account Owners who removed themselves from the schedule were not displaying on the Guests page in Account Settings. Welcome back.

Download Our Android App Today

Our new Android app is available now and scheduling on the go, wherever and whenever you want, has never been easier! Download it today from Google Play.

Find out more about the Android app here.

Your April Release Notes

New Features:

We've introduced a new actions menu and updated our keyboard shortcuts this month. Check out our blog for all the details.

If you haven't tried our Google Calendar integration yet, what are you waiting for? Sync your Google events and your Float schedule with ease. Take a look at this help article to get started.

New Improvements:

  • We've made additional speed enhancements to the search and filtering functions.
  • We've updated the onboarding experience for new account owners.
  • We'll be phasing out our people tag color options this month and presenting a unified look for all tags within your account. The colors themselves have no functionality, so the disruption should be minimal.

Bug Fixes:

  • "All viewable" time off was not displaying when filtering reports.
  • Task order was not saving after a refresh of the schedule.
  • The wrong client was displaying in the task menu when filtering the schedule by a specific project name.

Sync Your Google Calendar Events with Float + Performance Update

We've introduced a new integration today that lets you import events created in Google Calendar. Syncing your Google Calendar events is easy—just click "Connect account" from the My Info popup to get started.

Read more about our new Google Calendar integration on our blog.

We've also made several improvements to the search and filtering functions this week, which should significantly reduce the time it takes to find and filter your team's work.

Your March Release Notes

New Features:

We've introduced Project Budgets this month to help you keep track of all of your project hours and costs directly within your account. Read more about it on our blog.

New Improvements:

We've made a number of changes that we think make managing your team's time easier than it's ever been.

  • Task, People, and Project menus have all been updated with improved design, speed, and usability. The most important information and features are visible right when you open the menu, with additional features accessible with a simple click. No more sub-menus!
  • People and Project names are no longer required. If you don't add one, it will be labeled "Untitled".
  • We have an all-new Reports calendar that enables keyboard navigation and the ability to type in custom dates.
  • We've added eight more options to the default project color palette. Custom hex codes can be used as well if you simply can't live without a watermelon pink project (FE7F9C).
  • It's now possible to assign your entire team or an entire department to a project at once.
  • Avatars are now displayed within the Task menu (Say cheese!😄).
  • The Team Capacity report now includes Time Off and Public Holidays in the graph. Time Off is also included in the People table below.

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  • The Percentage (%) columns in Reports are now sortable.

For a video overview of all our new updates, watch here.

Bug Fixes:

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  • Time off tasks applied to "All Viewable" were not displaying when the Schedule was filtered.
  • Tags were not displaying when filtered on Reports.
  • Specific time tasks set to 12 p.m. were not displaying in the correct order.
  • Tasks set to quarter-hour increments were expanding/contracting in half-hour increments when changed directly on the Schedule.
  • Deleting a single task within a repeating task set was causing the existing tasks to extend a day if weekends were hidden within Account Settings.
  • Project Managers were able to change their own access "view".
  • Project Milestones were not being ordered by date.
  • Avatars were not uploading properly when using Edge browser.
  • The wrong error message was displayed in the My Info tab when a user tried to update to an invalid password. Philosophically speaking, if you can't trust your own error message, who can you trust?

We're now hosted on the Google Cloud Platform

We've migrated to Google Cloud Platform from our old hosting solution. The Google name brings with it best-in-class infrastructure, which in turn means a better, more reliable Float!

Welcome to the New Schedule

New Features:

We've given the Schedule a major year-end overhaul and introduced a bunch of exciting new features for you to play with heading into 2019, including:

  • Infinite scrolling (Say goodbye to page loads forever).
  • Expand/contract tasks vertically in addition to horizontally (Add a few hours to your freelancer's tasks at their negotiated rate—'tis the season for giving after all).
  • Stack tasks and time off in whatever order you want (Seriously, let your OCD run wild).

Check out our blog for more info on these features!

New Improvements:

We've also added a number of smaller improvements (in stature, not in spirit) that we hope make scheduling your team's time less of a chore:

  • We've bumped up the font size of tasks and now bold the task and project names on the Schedule to improve readability.
  • Partial time off can be prioritized with other tasks in the day, and will show as such in your email notifications. We plan on making this available for specific time off as well in the near future.
  • Task notes are now hoverable to avoid needing to open the task popup to read.
  • We’ve added zoom and crop functionality to avatar uploads.
  • You can see if expanding a task will put you into overtime with our live overtime display line.

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  • The total hours of a task are now viewable without opening the task popup by grabbing the edge to expand/contract.

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Bug Fixes:

In the words of Miley Cyrus's alter ego Hannah Montana, "Nobody's perfect, I gotta work it". Here's what we fixed in this release:

  • Scheduled users were appearing on both the People page and the Guests page. They now only appear on the People page.
  • Filtering the Schedule by a project and then using the Export option on the Reports page was displaying all scheduled projects instead of just the filtered results.
  • Moving tasks to other people was not working as expected 100% of the time.
  • Scheduling multiple time off tasks on the same day was causing a person's available hours to display incorrectly.
  • Members were not able to upload profile images via the My Info tab.
  • Typing ". 25" in the Hrs/day field was not creating 0.25 length tasks.
  • The Import option for Public Holidays was not loading 2019 holidays.

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