Is there a way in Qgis to create a text box in the map window like you can in the layout window similar to the labelling option in Mapinfo?
I've tried the following:
Use text annotations. This isn't optimal because you can't rotate the text annotation and when the window moves doesn't move the annotations.
Create a shape file with points and label the points and hide the symbols. This is the best work around but it doesn't seem as easy as creating a text box that you can rotate and assign individual attributes to.