Hi, I'm Kitty. My friends know me as the office cat at SoftMaker. Yeah, I know, Kitty is a strange name for a tomcat – whatever.

For many cat-years I've been zipping in and out of the offices at SoftMaker (that is, on the rare occasions when I am not sleeping), jumping up onto the desks and just chilling out – preferably on a keyboard or right in front of a monitor. In my more active moments, I hunt imaginary flies and eat anything that looks halfway palatable.

But, alas, this idyllic life of blissful idleness is coming to an end – now I have to earn my privileges by blogging. So, from now on I'll be putting in my two-meows-worth every now and again and keeping you up to date on what's going on with the SoftMakers, my "owners" (that's what they call themselves – I call them "The Food Lady" and "Mr. In-the-way"), and all the rest of my underlings. Hey, let's face it, I run the show here at SoftMaker. You can tell that by all the hair I make it a point to leave lying around in every office.

Dear SoftMaker customers:

The year is still young – and we hope it will be a great one for you!

The results of our charity campaign Load and Help 2015 were also great:

Up to New Year, our free Office packages for Windows, Linux and Android have been downloaded 36,540 times. As SoftMaker pledged to donate 10 euro cents per download, we made a donation totaling 3,654.00 euro. A discount campaign garnered a further 1,312.13 euro, and there was an anonymous donor who also put money in the donation box.

We passed on the total donation amount of 4,966.13 euro in full to various charity projects and have received thank-you notes, some of which we cite below.