What would be a simple way to show some text "floating in space" on osx.

The text should have a transparent background and I want to pick a color, a font, and some message (with newlines maybe) with the text appearing in front of all other windows.

I mainly want this so I can flexibly and quickly capture screenshots/screencasts with easy text overlays. (Not all tools have any text support, or if they do, it can be inflexible.)

  • Mac? iOS? Apple TV? could you elaborate on what hardware / software you want to control?
    – bmike
    Feb 24, 2014 at 18:42
  • Sorry, added hardware/OS tags.
    – mahemoff
    Feb 24, 2014 at 19:12


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