YES! While we are not running a Beta program per-say, we are making knitCompanion available in the for FREE. The free version will come with several patterns (provided by our designer partners) setup and ready for you to knit. That way you can try the knitCompanion functionality. If you want to use knitCompanion with your own pattern library you can upgrade to the full version right inside knitCompanion (on the Preferences Page).