An American in Eastern Europe

To many of our users, Estonia, the home of Apprise and Toggl, may seem like a distant, mysterious country. I will admit that not long ago, living in Kansas City, I felt much the same way. Fortunate circumstances brought me to this beautiful, interesting country, though, and I now love it as my second home.

Since we at Toggl want to be a trusted partner to our users around the world, we think it’s important for you to understand more about us. To do that, you must know more about our country, Estonia.

Since gaining its independence in 1991, Estonia has become the fastest growing ex-Soviet economy (expanding at an amazing 12%). The Wall Street Journal named Estonia one of the freest economies in the world ranking 7th out of 161 countries. Because of Estonia’s stable economy and government, the EU accepted the country as a new member state in 2002.

Estonia is known for it’s quickly growing technology sector. Home to Skype, a popular software that allows you to make calls from your computer that was recently purchased by Ebay, and Kazaa, the popular music service, the country is known as a hotbed for cutting edge technology. The New York Times called Tallinn (Estonia’s capital city) “a sort of Silicon Valley on the Baltic Sea.” It’s easy to see why this is a great location for a growing IT company with global aspirations.

Please share any questions or comments you may have about our great country.


By On October 24, 2006