Try Our Supercharged New Schedule

We've launched a brand new version of the Schedule that includes smoother scrolling, more interactive elements, and better overall performance for teams with lots of people and projects. Here's what else is new:

  • Preview before splitting tasks
  • Clearer overtime indicator
  • Faster custom people sorting
  • Upgraded hover preview for notes
  • Right-click to delete tasks
  • Right-click to mark tasks complete

Check out our blog for all the details.

Introducing Public Holidays and our Teamwork Integration

New Features:

  • We've released a new public holidays feature that lets you schedule country/region-specific holidays for your team without impacting others. Find out why capturing your team's capacity accurately is so important to us here.

  • We've launched an integration with Teamwork Projects, allowing you to quickly sync your people, projects, tasks and more between the two platforms and to add Teamwork subtasks directly to your team's schedules in Float. Read more about it here.

New Improvements:

  • Email notifications now include time off and milestones displayed within the email to give you a clearer picture of your week. Your team can manage their email notifications from the My Settings menu.
  • You can now send your team their schedules across a custom date range of up to 30 days.
  • We've added the option to mark a task complete to the Right-click tools menu.

Bug Fixes:

  • Updating a part-time person's non-work days was requiring a page refresh before displaying the changes.
  • Archiving part-time people using the bulk actions menu was not working as intended.
  • Creating a time off task on the schedule across multiple days that crossed a weekend (e.g. Friday and Monday) was returning an erroneous pop-up message.
  • Splitting a time off task was not working as expected in all cases.

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?