J-Mac, I answer for myself, but Armando uses it much more intensively (and impressively!) than I do. However, lately, I have been using it much more and it is my primary information manager at this point. I still use OneNote occasionally because it's layout offers some things that IQ doesn't yet. Which is, a post-it like experience. So sometimes I'll jot some random notes in Onenote. But if they are significant at all, they make their way into IQ.
Back to IQ...I use it for all sorts of purposes. On one hand, I use it to store random bits of information that might interest me later. But then I also have specific grids setup to perform specific functions. That's why I say it's like a mini OS. I have the project management grid that Armando created (in my other thread) which is programmed to manage meetings, action items, contact lists. By "programmed" that means there are things happening behind the scenes to tie everything together. Like, one grid may show all my action items, but another grid will show the same action items under a list that is organized by the meeting date that it came from, but that list will also show the attendees of the meeting, etc.
I have a grid for my transcript, and it calculates my GPA automatically, meaning, I just put in my letter grades and IQ does the rest.
I have certain grids at work where I jot notes down, but I need dates associated with it, so it will look like a list of items, but there's also a column for dates.
I don't know how to describe this effectively. Screenshots would be better, but I don't have the time right now. I feel like IQ can literally be used for anything. Whenever I'm looking for a software for something, and I have a hard time finding it, I immediately think about how to set it up in IQ, and more often than not, IQ will be able to do it. That's how the project management thing started.
IQ is like having a bucket of stuff (called "fields"). Whenever it comes time to putting some information together, you just grab some fields from the bucket and use them. If they don't exist, you can easily make your own.
It's almost like a cross between Excel, Access, and a outline-style notetaker...and Word to boot. At some point, videos would be needed to demonstrate all of this. Because the power of IQ is not apparent without seeing it in use. If you just open the program up, you won't really have an idea what it is capable of.