PageTitle is a utility section. It lets you drag-and-drop WordPress page titles to the location of your choice in your page templates. There are global and page-by-page settings. The page-specific settings override the global settings, if different. Global options allow you to have page titles show up automatically (i.e. if you want to change the title, edit the page in wp-admin). You can also specify that page titles should not be automatically displayed at a global level and turn it on page-by-page. And, yes, you can manually write the title too (i.e. override the auto title per-page).
Display PageLines DMS Page Titles automatically, with optional manual override per-page (global and per-page settings). Includes animation, font-size, and other customizations. Even has a subtitle area. Auto titles, manual titles, and subtitles all support shortcodes.